Drama

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  1. 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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  2. Book ImageHamlet: Screenplay, Introduction and Film Diary

    Kenneth Branagh, William Shakespeare, Russell Jackson, Et Al.

    The tie-in book to the latest Shakespearean film by Kenneth Branagh, whose Henry V and Much Ado About Nothing were huge critical and popular successes.More

  3. Book ImageIbsen's Selected Plays

    Henrik Ibsen, Brian Johnston

    Ibsen ascended to the first ranks of European writers in the late nineteenth century and has remained there ever since.More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Book ImageMedea

    Euripides, Sheila Murnaghan

    “A terrific new translation—Murnaghan’s Medea is both terrifying and sympathetic, an emotionally complex portrayal that leaves the reader no simple answers.” —Kirk Ormand, Oberlin College

    “This NCE will appeal to a wide range of teachers who are in search of an authoritative text of a play that is both highly provocative and in need of interpretive support.” —Michelle Zerba, Louisiana State University
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  10. 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

  11. Book ImageA Midsummer Night's Dream: A Norton Critical Edition

    William Shakespeare, Grace Ioppolo

    “In the pure poetry and intoxication of words, Shakespeare never rose higher than he rises in this play.” —G. K. ChestertonMore

  12. Book ImageModern African Drama

    Biodun Jeyifo

    The first truly continentally representative collection of modern African drama in any language, this Norton Critical Edition includes plays from Egypt, Algeria, the Republic of South Africa, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Kenya.More

  13. 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

  14. Book ImageThe Norton Anthology of Drama

    J. Ellen Gainor, Stanton B. Garner, Jr., Martin Puchner

    Third Edition / Volume(s): Two-Volume Set

    Comprehensive and up-to-date, now with more instructor resources.More

  15. Book ImageThe Norton Anthology of Drama

    J. Ellen Gainor, Stanton B. Garner, Jr., Martin Puchner

    Third Edition / Volume(s): 1

    Comprehensive and up-to-date, now with more instructor resourcesMore

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