British Drama

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  1. Book ImageThe Taming of the Shrew

    William Shakespeare, Dympna Callaghan

    This Norton Critical Edition of one of Shakespeare’s earliest and best-loved comedies is based on the First Folio (1623).More

  2. Book ImageRichard III

    William Shakespeare, Thomas Cartelli

    In The Tragedy of King Richard III, Shakespeare chronicles the rise and fall of one of history’s most repellent, and the theater’s most mesmerizing, figures.More

  3. Book ImageModern and Contemporary Irish Drama

    John P. Harrington

    Second Edition

    Modern and Contemporary Irish Drama is the ideal focal point for the study of Irish literature and culture and, because of its many great twentieth-century works, for the study of drama more generally.More

  4. Book ImageKing Lear

    William Shakespeare, Grace Ioppolo

    This Norton Critical Edition is based on the Folio text of King Lear (carefully corrected prior to its printing in 1623). The editor has interpolated the best-known and most-often discussed passages from Quarto I (including the “mock-trial” scene) as is fully explained in both “A Note on the Text” and the annotations that accompany the play.More

  5. Book ImageThe Merchant of Venice

    William Shakespeare, Leah S. Marcus

    The Merchant of Venice is one of Shakespeare’s most beautiful plays and, conversely, his ugliest. Juxtaposed within the same conceptual frame are heavenly and musical harmonies, romantic love, materialism, and racism.More

  6. Book ImageThe Importance of Being Earnest

    Oscar Wilde, Michael Patrick Gillespie

    The text of this Norton Critical Edition of The Importance of Being Earnest is the established three-act version. Originally in four acts, Wilde shortened it to three at the urging of George Alexander, the owner of the St. James Theatre and first actor to play Jack Worthing. The play is accompanied by explanatory annotations and by an appendix of excised portions.More

  7. Book ImageDoctor Faustus

    Christopher Marlowe, David Scott Kastan

    Renaissance England’s great tragedy of intellectual overreaching is as relevant and unsettling today as it was when first performed at the end of the sixteenth century.More

  8. Book ImageThe Tempest

    William Shakespeare, Peter Hulme, William H. Sherman

    The Tempest presents some of Shakespeare’s most insightful meditations on the cycle of life—ending and beginning, death and regeneration, bondage and freedom. This Norton Critical Edition is based on the First Folio text and is accompanied by explanatory annotations.More

  9. Book Image1 Henry IV

    William Shakespeare, Gordon McMullan

    Third Edition

    The text, with few departures, is that of the First Quarto (1598) edition of the play.More

  10. Book ImageEnglish Renaissance Drama: A Norton Anthology

    David Bevington, Lars Engle, Katharine Eisaman Maus, Et Al.

    The most extensive new collection in this field published in more than three decades, English Renaissance Drama: A Norton Anthology surveys the astonishing, and astonishingly varied, dramatic works written and performed in Elizabethan and Jacobean England.More

  11. Book ImageGeorge Bernard Shaw's Plays

    George Bernard Shaw, Sandie Byrne

    Second Edition

    This collection presents a cross-section of Shaw's most important theater work—Mrs. Warren's Profession, Man and Superman, Major Barbara, and Pygmalion.More

  12. Book ImageYeats's Poetry, Drama, and Prose

    William Butler Yeats, James Pethica

    This brand new collection, impeccably edited by James Pethica, presents a comprehensive selection of Yeats's major contributions in poetry, drama, prose fiction, autobiography, and criticism.More

  13. Book ImageRestoration and Eighteenth-Century Comedy

    Scott McMillin

    Second Edition

    This Second Edition builds on its predecessor’s strengths by adding a sixth play, Aphra Behn’s The Rover, a comedy that has clearly come into prominence in recent years.More

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