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King Henry VI Part 3 (Arden Shakespeare Third Series)

Edited by

John D. Cox

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Eric Rasmussen

~playauthor~Written by~ William Shakespeare , John D. Cox , Eric Rasmussen ~playauthor~Edited by~ John D. Cox , Eric Rasmussen

The Arden Shakespeare, 2001

The Arden Shakespeare Third Series

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 28, Roles: Total (46), Female (3), Male (43), Unassigned (0)

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...King Henry VI Part 3 is effectively shaped from dense historical narratives, drawing out the complexities of morality and justice in the chaos of the Wars of the Roses. Criticism has examined integrity of characters, on feminist...

King Henry VI Part 1 (Arden Shakespeare Third Series)

Edited by

Edward Burns

~playauthor~Written by~ William Shakespeare , Edward Burns ~playauthor~Edited by~ Edward Burns

The Arden Shakespeare, 2000

The Arden Shakespeare Third Series

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 23, Roles: Total (50), Female (2), Male (48), Unassigned (0)

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...The history play King Henry VI, Part 1 can be seen as a mediation on history itself, on the mechanisms of genealogy, combat and heroism. The dominant character of Joan la Pucelle (otherwise Joan of Arc) is a locus of questions about gender...

Pericles, Prince of Tyre (Arden Shakespeare Third Series)

Edited by

Suzanne Gossett

~playauthor~Written by~ William Shakespeare , Suzanne Gossett ~playauthor~Edited by~ Suzanne Gossett

The Arden Shakespeare, 2004

The Arden Shakespeare Third Series

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 27, Roles: Total (47), Female (7), Male (40), Unassigned (0)

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...Pericles is classed as a ‘late play’ and a ‘romance’, filled sequentially with archetypal episodes of riddles, storms, supernatural intervention and long-lost children, and illuminated by flashes of the hero’s psychology. Thought to have...

Romeo and Juliet (Arden Shakespeare Third Series)

Edited by

René Weis

~playauthor~Written by~ William Shakespeare , René Weis ~playauthor~Edited by~ René Weis

The Arden Shakespeare, 2012

The Arden Shakespeare Third Series

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 26, Roles: Total (30), Female (4), Male (24), Unassigned (2)

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...Unsurpassed and unforgettable, Shakespeare’s tragedy about star-crossed lovers is one of his most frequently performed plays. On first read, Romeo and Juliet is particularly interesting in its subversion of comedic plot devices for tragic...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Arden Shakespeare Third Series)

Edited by

Sukanta Chaudhuri

~playauthor~Written by~ William Shakespeare , Sukanta Chaudhuri ~playauthor~Edited by~ Sukanta Chaudhuri

The Arden Shakespeare, 2017

The Arden Shakespeare Third Series

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 8, Roles: Total (24), Female (4), Male (13), Unassigned (5)

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Twelfth Night (Arden Shakespeare Third Series)

Edited by

Keir Elam

~playauthor~Written by~ William Shakespeare , Keir Elam ~playauthor~Edited by~ Keir Elam

The Arden Shakespeare, 2008

The Arden Shakespeare Third Series

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 18, Roles: Total (17), Female (3), Male (14), Unassigned (0)

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...Throughout the medieval and early modern periods, twelfth night celebrations were a much-anticipated part of the New Year festivities, marking the end of the Christmas period and the coming of Epiphany. The Lord of Misrule would instigate...

Hamlet (The First Folio, 1623, Arden Shakespeare Third Series)

Edited by

Neil Taylor

and

Ann Thompson

~playauthor~Written by~ William Shakespeare , Neil Taylor , Ann Thompson ~playauthor~Edited by~ Neil Taylor , Ann Thompson

The Arden Shakespeare, 2007

The Arden Shakespeare Third Series

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 19, Roles: Total (30), Female (2), Male (28), Unassigned (0)

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... editors to consider which of the texts – known as Quarto 1 (Q1), Quarto 2 (Q2), or Folio (F) – is truly ‘authoritative’. For the Arden Third Series edition of Hamlet, editors Ann Thompson and Neil Taylor chose to reject the traditions...

King Henry VIII (All is True) (Arden Shakespeare Third Series)

Edited by

Gordon McMullan

~playauthor~Written by~ William Shakespeare , Gordon McMullan ~playauthor~Edited by~ Gordon McMullan

The Arden Shakespeare, 2000

The Arden Shakespeare Third Series

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 18, Roles: Total (44), Female (4), Male (40), Unassigned (0)

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...A play obsessed with historical, political and performative truth, King Henry VIII was first performed under the title All is True at the Globe in 1613, when the charging of a small cannon near the end of the play famously set fire...

Othello (Arden Shakespeare Third Series)

Edited by

E.A.J. Honigmann

~playauthor~Written by~ William Shakespeare , E.A.J. Honigmann ~playauthor~Edited by~ E.A.J. Honigmann

The Arden Shakespeare, 1996

The Arden Shakespeare Third Series

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 15, Roles: Total (14), Female (3), Male (11), Unassigned (0)

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...Quite apart from the brilliance of its language and characters, Othello is remarkable amongst other early modern plays for its inversion of traditional, racially-defined roles in tragedy – the black man, Othello, becomes the hero, whereas...

The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Arden Shakespeare Third Series)

Edited by

William Carroll

~playauthor~Written by~ William Shakespeare , William Carroll ~playauthor~Edited by~ William Carroll

The Arden Shakespeare, 2004

The Arden Shakespeare Third Series

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 20, Roles: Total (15), Female (4), Male (11), Unassigned (0)

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...The Two Gentlemen of Verona is a comedy with a controversial ending, built around the interruption of male friendship by heterosexual love and the confusion sparked by a cross-dressed heroine. The play probes the early modern discourse...