British Drama

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  1. 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

  2. Book ImageAntony and Cleopatra

    William Shakespeare, Ania Loomba

    William Shakespeare’s great Roman tragedy of adultery amid political conflict is now available in a richly documented and illustrated Norton Critical Edition.More

  3. Book ImageAs You Like It

    William Shakespeare, Leah S. Marcus

    “All the world’s a stage.” Shakespeare’s beloved pastoral comedy is now available in a Norton Critical Edition.More

  4. 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

  5. Book ImageThe Duchess of Malfi

    John Webster, Michael Neill

    The great English Renaissance tragedy—violent, powerful, unforgettable—in a freshly edited and annotated student edition.More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Book ImageHamlet

    William Shakespeare, Robert S. Miola

    New Edition

    Hamlet, Shakespeare’s most famous play, is now available in an all-new, illustrated Norton Critical Edition.More

  9. Book ImageHamlet: A Norton Critical Edition

    William Shakespeare, Robert S. Miola

    Second Edition

    “A perfect volume to initiate majors into the discipline and delight of carefully examining presumptions, priorities, language, and structures of both primary and secondary texts.”
    —Stephen R. Honeygosky, University of Pittsburgh
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  10. 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

  11. Book ImageJulius Caesar

    William Shakespeare, S. P. Cerasano

    Shakespeare’s tragedy of one of the most famous assassinations in the world at an epoch-changing time in history.More

  12. 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

  13. Book ImageMacbeth

    William Shakespeare, Robert S. Miola

    Second Edition

    A tragedy that evokes both pity and terror—now in a thoroughly revised and updated Norton Critical Edition.More

  14. Book ImageMeasure for Measure

    William Shakespeare, Grace Ioppolo

    This Norton Critical Edition looks at the full range of opinion and interpretation of this major play from its origins to the present day, from its “genius” (William Hazlitt) to its being a “hateful work, although Shakespearean throughout” (Samuel Taylor Coleridge), and beyond.More

  15. 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

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