Drama

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Book ImageTartuffe: A New Verse Translation

    Molière, Constance Congdon, Virginia Scott

    Widely hailed as the founder of the modern French comedy, and known to be a gifted actor, playwright, and patron of fellow actors, Molière was a towering presence in seventeenth-century France—and the scourge of its political and religious Establishment.More

  7. Book ImageShakespeare and Film: A Norton Guide

    Samuel Crowl

    A lively, concise introduction to film adaptations of Shakespeare's plays from the silent era to the present, Shakespeare and Film pays particular attention to the most influential directors' cinematic portrayals of the plays, offering insightful close readings of the elements of film—camera work, editing, music, acting, montage, among others—that students can use as models for their own writing and analysis.More

  8. 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

  9. 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

  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 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

  12. Book ImageAnton Chekhov's Selected Plays

    Anton Chekhov, Laurence Senelick

    Anton Chekhov revolutionized Russian theater through his inimitable portrayals of characters faced with complex moral dilemmas.More

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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