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Eric Rasmussen

  • The first edition of Shakespeare's collected works, the First Folio , published in 1623, is one of the most valuable books in the world and has historically proven to be an attractive target for thieves. Of the 160 First Folios listed in a census of 1902, 14 were subsequently stolen-and only two of these were ever recovered. In his efforts to catalog...

    Publisher : St. Martin's Press
    published : 2011
  • Studying Shakespeare’s Contemporaries is an accessible guide to the non-Shakespearian drama of Renaissance England that can be read as complete subject overview or used as an indexed reference resource.

    Publisher : Wiley
    published : 2013
  • This catalogue of the Shakespeare First Folio (1623) is the result of two decades of research during which 232 surviving copies of this immeasurably important book were located a remarkable 72 more than were recorded in the previous census over a century ago and examined in situ, creating an essential reference work.

    Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan UK
    published : 2016
  • Dr. Faustus is one of the jewels of early modern English drama, and is still widely performed today. Interestingly, the play has come down to the contemporary audience in two distinct versions that have become known as the 'A' and the 'B' texts. David Bevington and Eric Rasmussen, who edited the original Revels edition over twenty years ago (and are...

    Publisher : Manchester University Press
    published : 2016
  • A new collection that addresses the problematic pathologization of queer youth, this book argues that the majority of educators and youth workers still know little about queer youth's negotiations of identity and community. The contributors examine the dangerous effects of heteronormalizing practices, and look at how young people negotiate labels and...

    Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
    published : 2004
  • One of the greatest plays of all time, the compelling tragedy of the tormented young prince of Denmark continues to capture the imaginations of modern audiences worldwide. Confronted with evidence that his uncle murdered his father, and with his mother?s infidelity, Hamlet must find a means of reconciling his longing for oblivion with his duty as avenger....

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2008
  • This joyous play, the last comedy of Shakespeare's career, sums up his stagecraft with a display of seemingly effortless skill. Prospero, exiled Duke of Milan, living on an enchanted island, has the opportunity to punish and forgive his enemies when he raises a tempest that drives them ashore?as well as to forestall a rebellion, to arrange the meeting...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2008
  • A king foolishly divides his kingdom between his scheming two oldest daughters and estranges himself from the daughter who loves him. So begins this profoundly moving and disturbing tragedy that, perhaps more than any other work in literature, challenges the notion of a coherent and just universe. The king and others pay dearly for their shortcomings?as...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2009
  • Magic, love spells, and an enchanted wood provide the materials for one of Shakespeare?s most delightful comedies. When four young lovers, fleeing the Athenian law and their own mismatched rivalries, take to the forest of Athens, their lives become entangled with a feud between the King and Queen of the Fairies. Some Athenian tradesmen, rehearsing...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2012
  • An exciting new edition of the complete works of Shakespeare with these features: Illustrated with photographs from New York Shakespeare Festival productions, vivid readable readable introductions for each play by noted scholar David Bevington, a lively personal foreword by Joseph Papp, an insightful essay on the play in performance, modern spelling...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2012