The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0953 Tuesday, 8 June 1999.
Date: Monday, 7 Jun 1999 09:50:04 -0400
Subject: Applause Editions
The current catalog from Applause Books, the theatrical bookstore in New
York City (211 West 71st Street, NY 10023); (800) 798-7787,
www.applausebooks.com, has several titles that may be of interest to
Listservites. (15% off sale until 6/21/99, BTW). The Applause First
Folio of Shakespeare, 1200 pp., is a modern-type edition showing, e.g.,
alterations in lines over time and verse-to-prose changes. Edited by
Neil Freeman, scheduled for September. $65.00 in leatherette binding.
Several individual plays are also available from the modern-type Folio,
at $12.95 each (HenryV, JC, Macbeth, Measure for Measure, MND, MV, R&J,
Tempest, Winter's Tale, Cymbeline, Comedy of Errors). Applause also
carries Freeman's Shakespeare's First Texts ($19.95), on changes in time
in Shakespearean editions.
Several books on acting style are available, one strictly Shakespearean:
Janet Suzman's Acting With Shakespeare: The Comedies, $12.95. They also
have Marowitz' Re-Cycling Shakespeare and Brown's Shakespeare's Plays in
Performance and Free Shakespeare ($14.95 ,$15.95, $12.95 respectively),
two Shakespeare monologue books.
John Russell Brown is the editor of The Applause Shakespeare Library,
$7.95 paperbacks of theatrically-oriented editions (MND, Lear, Tempest,
Macbeth). They also have Gassner's collection of 24 Medieval and Tudor
Dramas, including Ralph Roister Doister, Gammer Gurton's Needle, and
Gorboduc ($12.95) and Gassner and Green's Elizabethan Drama: Eight Plays
A New Edition ($18.95)--Arden of Feversham, Spanish Tragedy, Fr. Bacon &
Fr. Bungay, Faustus, Edward I, Every Man in His Humour, Shoemaker's
holiday, and A Woman Killed With Kindness. The last two might be
inexpensive enough for classroom use.