William Shakespeare - Author

About the Author

William Shakespeare was born at Stratford upon Avon in April, 1564.  He was the third child, and eldest son, of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden.  Little is known of Shakespeare’s early life; but it is unlikely that a writer who dramatized such an incomparable range and variety of human kinds and experiences should have spent his early manhood entirely in placid pursuits in a country town.  There is one tradition, not universally accepted, that he fled from Stratford because he was in trouble for deer stealing, and had fallen foul of Sir Thomas Lucy, the local magnate; another that he was for some time a schoolmaster.


When Shakespeare died fourteen of his plays had been separately published in Quarto booklets.  In 1623 his surviving fellow actors, John Heming and Henry Condell, with the co-operation of a number of printers, published a collected edition of thirty-six plays in one Folio volume, with an engraved portrait, memorial verses by Ben Jonson and others, and an Epistle to the Reader in which Heming and Condell make the interesting note that Shakespeare’s ‘hand and mind went together, and what he thought, he uttered with that easiness that we have scarce received from him a blot in his papers.’

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Hamlet

Hamlet

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/09/2018

In the introduction to this new edition, David Bevington explores some key dilemmas and puzzles in this most famous of Shakespeare's tragedies. What is the role of providence in a work with pagan sources? How does Hamlet comment on dramatic art in his play within a play? What are the moral ambiguities of seeking revenge? The introduction also traces the history of Hamlet criticism and performance from 1604, when critic Anthony Scoloker said the play should please all, to the 2015 production starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Appendices offer key sources, an analysis of gender issues in the play, and textual variants from Quarto 1. A collaboration between Broadview Press and the Internet Shakespeare Editions project at the University of Victoria, the editions developed for this series have been comprehensively annotated and draw on the authoritative texts newly edited for the ISE. This innovative series allows readers to access extensive and reliable online resources linked to the print edition.

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2018

In Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare uses the most notorious murder in classical history to tell a tragic tale of friendship, ambition and betrayal. As the greatest figures of the Roman Republic are swept along on the tide of a terrifying conspiracy, a touchingly human story is revealed in some of the most beautiful poetry ever written. This Macmillan Collector's library edition is illustrated throughout by renowned artist Sir John Gilbert (1817-1897), and features an introduction by Ned Halley. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

Level 3: Othello

Level 3: Othello

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/07/2018

Classic / British English Othello is a popular soldier who is in love with his beautiful new wife. He also has good friends - like Iago, another soldier. So when Iago tells him terrible stories about his wife, Desdemona, who should Othello believe? Will jealousy destroy all their lives? This is one of William Shakespeare's greatest plays.

Heinemann Advanced Shakespeare: Othello

Heinemann Advanced Shakespeare: Othello

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/07/2018

This text focuses on preparing students for A-Level. It has notes, end-of-act activities, tips from an A-Level Chief Examiner and space for students' own annotations.

Othello: Arden Performance Editions

Othello: Arden Performance Editions

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/07/2018

`I wish I had copies like this at Drama School. Essential notes on the language for those who will get up and speak it, not purely for those who will sit and study it. An incredibly useful tool with room on every page to make notes. Next time I'm in rehearsal on a Shakespeare play, I have no doubt that a copy from this series will be in my hand.' ADRIAN LESTER, Actor, Director and Writer Arden Performance Editions are ideal for anyone engaging with a Shakespeare play in performance. With clear facing-page notes giving definitions of words, easily accessible information about key textual variants, lineation, metrical ambiguities and pronunciation, each edition has been developed to open the play's possibilities and meanings to actors and students. Each edition offers: -Facing-page notes -Short, clear definitions of words -Easily accessible information about key textual variants -Notes on pronunciation of difficult names and unfamiliar words -An easy to read layout -Space to write notes -A short introduction to the play

Othello

Othello

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/07/2018

A Midsummer Night's Dream The Pelican Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night's Dream The Pelican Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/07/2018

Twelfth Night The Pelican Shakespeare

Twelfth Night The Pelican Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/07/2018

Twelfth Night (1602, 1623)

Twelfth Night (1602, 1623)

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/07/2018

Shakespeare's Sonnets

Shakespeare's Sonnets

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/07/2018

Cymbeline

Cymbeline

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/07/2018

A volume in the Writers and Their Work series, which draws upon recent thinking in English studies to introduce writers and their contexts. Each volume includes biographical material, an examination of recent criticism, a bibliography and a reappraisal of a major work by the writer.

Romeo and Juliet - Pre Intermediate

Romeo and Juliet - Pre Intermediate

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Board book Release Date: 10/07/2018

This series provides a wide variety of reading material for all learners of English. The books are retold versions of popular classics and contemporary titles as well as specially written stories.

Much Ado about Nothing

Much Ado about Nothing

Author: William Shakespeare, Dr. Angela Stock Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/06/2018

The New Cambridge Shakespeare appeals to students worldwide for its up-to-date scholarship and emphasis on performance. The series features line-by-line commentaries and textual notes on the plays and poems. Introductions are regularly refreshed with accounts of new critical, stage and screen interpretations. This second edition of Much Ado About Nothing retains the text and introduction prepared by F. H. Mares and features a new section by Angela Stock on recent film, stage and critical interpretations of the play. Mares pays special attention in the Introduction to the range of theatrical interpretations that have flourished since the first documented production of the play in the early seventeenth century. In particular, he explores notable performances of the roles of Benedick and Beatrice, from David Garrick to John Gielgud, and Peggy Ashcroft to Judi Dench. The commentary explicates the many sexual jokes in the text that are obscured by the complexity of Elizabethan English.

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

Author: William Shakespeare, GP Editors Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2018

A comedic romance of mistaken identity, Twelfth Night begins with a shipwreck, splitting up Viola and her twin brother, Sebastian. Alone in a strange land, Viola disguises herself as a male servant, Cesario, in order to work for the Duke Orsino. Orsino is in love with Lady Olivia, but it is Cesario that Olivia falls for. A farcical tale of misplaced love, confusion, gender-swapping and aspiration, Twelfth Night remains one of Shakespeare's best-loved and inventive comedies.

Merchant of Venice

Merchant of Venice

Author: William Shakespeare, GP Editors Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2018

The Merchant of Venice is an intriguing drama of love, greed and revenge. At its heart, the play contrasts the characters of the maddened and vengeful Shylock, a Venetian moneylender, with the gracious, level-headed Portia, a wealthy young woman besieged by suitors. At the plays climax, Shylock insists that a binding contract be enforced which will cost the life of the merchant Antonio. Pleading Antonios case before the Duke of Venice, Portia shrewdly defeats Shylocks evil purpose.

Tempest

Tempest

Author: William Shakespeare, GP Editors Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2018

This joyous play, the last comedy of Shakespeares 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 of his daughter, Miranda, with an eminently suitable young prince, and, more important, to relinquish his magic powers in recognition of his advancing age. Richly filled with music and magic, romance and comedy, the plays theme of love and reconciliation offers a splendid feast for the senses and the heart.

Macbeth

Macbeth

Author: William Shakespeare, GP Editors Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2018

Shakespeares Macbeth is one of the greatest tragic dramas the world has known. Macbeth himself, a brave warrior, is fatally impelled by supernatural forces, by his proud wife, and by his own burgeoning ambition.The play is set in Scotland. Returning from battle with his companion Banquo, the nobleman Macbeth meets a group of witches. They predict that Macbeth will first become thane (baron) of Cawdor and then king of Scotland. Urged on by Lady Macbeth, his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan. But Duncans sons, Malcolm and Donalbain, escape. Macbeth then seizes the throne of Scotland. But Macbeth has no peace. In a bid to prevent Banquos descendants from becoming kings according to the witches prophecy, Macbeth arranges for him to be murdered, along with his son Fleance. Macbeths men kill Banquo, but Fleance escapes. Haunted by Banquos ghost, Macbeth seeks counsel from the witches. They tell him to beware of Macduff, another Scottish nobleman. Macbeth is now hardened to killing. He orders the murder of Macduffs wife and children. By contrast, Lady Macbeth, who had encouraged her husband to embark upon his path of slaughter, goes mad with guilt and dies. Macduffs army attacks Macbeths forces. Macduff meets Macbeth in single combat and kills him. Malcolm, Duncans son, is then proclaimed king of Scotland.

Midsummer Night's Dream

Midsummer Night's Dream

Author: William Shakespeare, GP Editors Format: eBook Release Date: 28/06/2018

Shakespeares intertwined love polygons begin to get complicated from the startDemetrius and Lysander both want Hermia but she only has eyes for Lysander. Bad news is, Hermias father wants Demetrius for a son-in-law. On the outside is Helena, whose unreturned love burns hot for Demetrius. Hermia and Lysander plan to flee from the city under cover of darkness but are pursued by an enraged Demetrius (who is himself pursued by an enraptured Helena). In the forest, unbeknownst to the mortals, Oberon and Titania (King and Queen of the faeries) are having a spat over a servant boy. The plot twists up when Oberons head mischief-maker, Puck, runs loose with a flower which causes people to fall in love with the first thing they see upon waking. Throw in a group of labourers preparing a play for the Dukes wedding (one of whom is given a donkeys head and Titania for a lover by Puck) and the complications become fantastically funny.

Hamlet

Hamlet

Author: William Shakespeare, GP Editors Format: eBook Release Date: 28/06/2018

Prince Hamlet, the son of the deceased king and the nephew of King Claudius, his fathers brother and successor, is the hero of this play. He returns to Denmark to find that his mother has already remarried, marrying his uncle. Soon, the castle grounds are haunted by the King's ghost and Hamlet decides to meet the spectre. The ghost reveals a secret to Hamlet: his father didn't die of natural causes. In fact, his uncle poisoned him and usurped the throne. Hamlet begins conspiring with the ghost to exact revenge. However, as events unfold, he begins to find that Claudius isn't an easy man to catch.

As You Like It

As You Like It

Author: William Shakespeare, GP Editors Format: eBook Release Date: 28/06/2018

Shakespeares romantic comedy As You Like It sets up a number of dualities that are explored but never resolved, exposing the complex relationships that exist between romance and realism, nobleman and commoner, and male and female. This invaluable new study guide to one of Shakespeares greatest comedies contains a selection of the finest criticism through the centuries on As You Like It, including commentaries by such important critics as Samuel Johnson, George Bernard Shaw, W. H. Auden, and many others. Students will also benefit from the additional features in this volume, including an introduction by Harold Bloom, an accessible summary of the plot, an analysis of several key passages, a comprehensive list of characters, a biography of Shakespeare, essays discussing the main currents of criticism in each century since Shakespeares time, and more.

Othello

Othello

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 28/06/2018

Othello has long been recognised as one of the most powerful of Shakespeares tragedies. This is an intense drama of love, deception, jealousy and destruction, written in 1603.Dramatic and powerful in its scope, Othello explores the perils of suspicion and jealousy and the ensuing breakdown of relationships and disaster that can arise from such emotions. Othello, a revered soldier, secretly marries Desdemona, the daughter of a Venetian senator, but is led to believe that she has been unfaithful to him by his ensign, Iago, leading to tragic events. Desdemonas love for Othello, the Moor, transcends racial prejudice; but the envious Iago conspires to devastate their lives. In its vivid rendering of racism, sexism, contested identities, and the savagery lurking within civilization, Othello is arguably the most topical and accessible tragedy from Shakespeares major phase as a dramatist. Productions on stage and screen regularly renew its power to engross, impress and trouble the imagination.

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Author: William Shakespeare, GP Editors Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2018

One of Shakespeares most popular and accessible plays, Romeo and Juliet tells the story of two star-crossed lovers and the unhappy fate that befell them as a result of a long and bitter feud between their families. The play contains some of Shakespeares most beautiful and lyrical love poetry and is perhaps the finest celebration of the joys of young love ever written.Shakespeares use of his poetic dramatic structure, especially effects such as switching between comedy and tragedy to heighten tension, his expansion of minor characters, and his use of sub-plots to embellish the story, has been praised as an early sign of his dramatic skill. The play ascribes different poetic forms to different characters, sometimes changing the form as the character develops.

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Author: William Shakespeare, GP Editors Format: eBook Release Date: 23/06/2018

Julius Caesar is among the best of Shakespeares historical and political plays, composed in 1599. The story is about the power struggle that occurs after the assassination of Julius Caesar, and it takes its readers through the course of the rebels defeat in the Battle of Philippi.The book is set in the Roman Empire in 44 bc and paints a picture of the struggle for power that was prominent during the phase. The story begins when Brutus, a close ally and friend of Julius Caesars, is enticed by the conspirators who plot the murder of Caesar under the guise of working for the interest of the republic. The book then depicts the manner in which Caesar ignores the warning from his astrologer about the impending danger to his life. When Caesar is assassinated after Brutus delivers the final blow, the rebels attempt to win public support for their deeds, which Mark Antony, another Caesar faithful, works against, with the help of a rousing. Through events surrounding his death, the themes of frustrated ambition and crude demagoguery are picked up and brilliantly handled. It is interesting to see how Caesars personality dominates the play.

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/06/2018

Love's Labours Lost

Love's Labours Lost

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/06/2018

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/06/2018

Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/06/2018

Richard III

Richard III

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/06/2018

Cymbeline

Cymbeline

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/06/2018

Coriolanus

Coriolanus

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/06/2018

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/06/2018

All's Well That Ends Well

All's Well That Ends Well

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/06/2018

Henry VI (Complete Plays)

Henry VI (Complete Plays)

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

The First Part of King Henry the Sixth is history play by William Shakespeare, believed written in approximately 1588-1590. It is the first in the cycle of four plays often referred to as "e;The First Tetralogy"e;.The Second Part of King Henry the Sixth, or Henry VI, Part 2, is a history play by William Shakespeare believed written in approximately 1590-91. It is the second part of the trilogy on Henry VI, and often grouped together with Richard III as a tetralogy on The Wars of the Roses-the success of which established Shakespeare's reputation as a playwright.Henry the Sixth, Part 3, is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed written in approximately 1590, and set during the lifetime of King Henry VI of England. It prepares the ground for one of his best-known and most controversial plays: the tragedy of King Richard III (Richard III of England). It continues the action from Henry VI, Part 1 and Henry VI, Part 2, though they may not have been written in that order.

Henry IV (Complete Plays)

Henry IV (Complete Plays)

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

Henry IV, Part 1 is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written no later than 1597. It is the second of Shakespeare's tetralogy that deals with the successive reigns of Richard II, Henry IV (2 plays), and Henry V. Henry IV, Part 1 depicts a span of history that begins with Hotspur's battle at Homildon against the Douglas late in 1402 and ends with the defeat of the rebels at Shrewsbury in the middle of 1403. From the start it has been an extremely popular play both with the public and the critics.Henry IV, Part 2 is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed written between 1596 and 1599. It is the third part of a tetralogy, preceded by Richard II and Henry IV, Part 1 and succeeded by Henry V.

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play written early in the career of William Shakespeare about two teenage "e;star-cross'd lovers"e; whose untimely deaths ultimately unite their feuding households. It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and, along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays. Today, the title characters are regarded as archetypal "e;young lovers"e;.

Hamlet

Hamlet

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

Hamlet is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1599 and 1601. The play, set in Denmark, recounts how Prince Hamlet exacts revenge on his uncle Claudius, who has murdered Hamlet's father, the King, and then taken the throne and married Hamlet's mother. The play vividly charts the course of real and feigned madness-from overwhelming grief to seething rage-and explores themes of treachery, revenge, incest, and moral corruption.

Macbeth

Macbeth

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

Macbeth is among the best-known of William Shakespeare's plays, and is his shortest tragedy, believed to have been written between 1603 and 1606. It is frequently performed at both amateur and professional levels, and has been adapted for opera, film, books, stage and screen. Often regarded as archetypal, the play tells of the dangers of the lust for power and the betrayal of friends. For the plot Shakespeare drew loosely on the historical account of King Macbeth of Scotland by Raphael Holinshed and that by the Scottish philosopher Hector Boece. There are many superstitions centred on the belief the play is somehow "e;cursed"e;, and many actors will not mention the name of the play aloud, referring to it instead as "e;The Scottish play"e;.

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

Julius Caesar is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1599. It portrays the conspiracy against the Roman dictator of the same name, his assassination and its aftermath. It is one of several Roman plays that he wrote, based on true events from Roman history, which also include Coriolanus and Antony and Cleopatra.Although the title of the play is Julius Caesar, Caesar is not the central character in its action; he appears in only three scenes, and is killed at the beginning of the third act. The protagonist of the play is Marcus Brutus, and the central psychological drama is his struggle between the conflicting demands of honour, patriotism, and friendship.

Othello, The Moor of Venice

Othello, The Moor of Venice

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

Othello, The Moor of Venice is a tragedy by William Shakespeare based on the short story "e;Moor of Venice"e; by Cinthio, believed to have been written in approximately 1603. The work revolves around four central characters: Othello, his wife Desdemona, his lieutenant Cassio, and his trusted advisor Iago. Attesting to its enduring popularity, the play appeared in 7 editions between 1622 and 1705. Because of its varied themes - racism, love, jealousy and betrayal - it remains relevant to the present day and is often performed in professional and community theatres alike. The play has also been the basis for numerous operatic, film and literary adaptations.

Merchant of Venice

Merchant of Venice

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

The Merchant of Venice is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1596 and 1598. Although classified as a comedy in the First Folio, and while it shares certain aspects with Shakespeare's other romantic comedies, the play is perhaps more remembered for its dramatic scenes, and is best known for the character of Shylock.The title character is the merchant Antonio, not the Jewish moneylender Shylock, who is the play's most prominent and more famous villain. Though Shylock is a tormented character, he is also a tormentor, so whether he is to be viewed with disdain or sympathy is up to the audience (as influenced by the interpretation of the play's director and lead actors). As a result, The Merchant of Venice is often classified as one of Shakespeare's problem plays.

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy by William Shakespeare. First published in 1600, it is likely to have been first performed in the autumn or winter of 1598-1599, and it remains one of Shakespeare's most enduring and exhilarating plays on stage. Stylistically, it shares numerous characteristics with modern romantic comedies including the two pairs of lovers, in this case the romantic leads, Claudio and Hero, and their comic counterparts, Benedick and Beatrice.

King Lear

King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

King Lear is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1603 and 1606, and is considered one of his greatest works. The play is based on the legend of King Leir of Britain. It has been widely adapted for stage and screen, with the part of Lear being played by many of the world's most accomplished actors.

Taming of the Shrew

Taming of the Shrew

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

The Taming of the Shrew is a comedy by William Shakespeare. It was one of his earlier plays, believed to have been written between 1590 and 1594. The play begins with a framing device in which a drunkard is deceived into thinking he is a nobleman who then watches the "e;play"e; itself, which depicts a nobleman, Petruchio, who marries an outspoken, intelligent, and bad-tempered shrew named Katherina. Petruchio manipulates and "e;tames"e; her until she is obedient to his will. The main subplot features the courting of Katherina's more conventional sister Bianca by numerous suitors.

Comedy of Errors

Comedy of Errors

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins. Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their twin brothers, Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus. When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families of their twins, a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities lead to wrongful beatings, a near-incestuous seduction, the arrest of Antipholus of Ephesus, and accusations of infidelity, theft, madness, and demonic possession.

Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

Antony and Cleopatra is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. It was first printed in the First Folio of 1623.The plot is based on Thomas North's translation of Plutarch's Life of Markus Antonius and follows the relationship between Cleopatra and Mark Antony from the time of the Parthian War to Cleopatra's suicide. The major antagonist is Octavius Caesar, one of Antony's fellow triumvirs and the future first emperor of Rome. The tragedy is a Roman play characterized by swift, panoramic shifts in geographical locations and in registers, alternating between sensual, imaginative Alexandria and the more pragmatic, austere Rome. Many consider the role of Cleopatra in this play one of the most complex female roles in Shakespeare's work. She is frequently vain and histrionic, provoking an audience almost to scorn; at the same time, Shakespeare's efforts invest both her and Antony with tragic grandeur. These contradictory features have led to famously divided critical responses.

As You Like It

As You Like It

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

As You Like It is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare based on the novel Rosalynde by Thomas Lodge, believed to have been written in 1599 or early 1600. It features one of Shakespeare's most famous and oft-quoted lines, "e;All the world's a stage"e;, and has been adapted for radio, film, and musical theatre.

Tempest

Tempest

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

The Tempest is a comedy written by William Shakespeare. It is generally dated to 1610-11 and accepted as the last play written solely by him, although some scholars have argued for an earlier dating. While listed as a comedy in its initial publication in the First Folio of 1623, many modern editors have relabelled the play a romance.

Twelfth Night, Or What You Will

Twelfth Night, Or What You Will

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

Twelfth Night, Or What You Will is a comedy by William Shakespeare, based on the short story "e;Of Apolonius and Silla"e; by Barnabe Rich. It is named after the Twelfth Night holiday of the Christmas season. It was written around 1601 and first published in the First Folio in 1623. The main title is believed to be an afterthought, created after John Marston premiered a play titled What You Will during the course of the writing.

Henry VIII

Henry VIII

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eighth is a history play by William Shakespeare, based on the life of Henry VIII of England. An alternative title, All is True, is recorded in contemporary documents, the title Henry VIII not appearing until the play's publication in the First Folio of 1623. Stylistic evidence indicates that the play was written by Shakespeare in collaboration with, or revised by, his successor, John Fletcher. It is also somewhat characteristic of the late romances in its structure.

Henry V

Henry V

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

Henry V is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to be written in 1599. It is based on the life of King Henry V of England, and focuses on events immediately before and after the Battle of Agincourt during the Hundred Years' War.The play is the final part of a tetralogy, preceded by Richard II, Henry IV, part 1 and Henry IV, part 2. The original audiences would thus have already been familiar with the title character, who was depicted in the Henry IV plays as a wild, undisciplined lad known as "e;Prince Hal."e; In Henry V, the young prince has become a mature man and embarks on an attempted conquest of France.

All's Well That Ends Well

All's Well That Ends Well

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

All's Well That Ends Well is a play by William Shakespeare, originally classified as a comedy, though now often counted as one of his problem plays, so-called because they cannot be easily classified as tragedy or comedy. It was probably written in later middle part of Shakespeare's career, between 1601 and 1608, and was first published in the First Folio in 1623.The name of the play comes from the proverb All's well that ends well, which means that problems do not matter so long as the outcome is good.

Winter's Tale

Winter's Tale

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

The Winter's Tale is a play by William Shakespeare, first published in the First Folio in 1623. Although it was listed as a comedy when it first appeared, some modern editors have relabeled the play a romance. Some critics, among them W. W. Lawrence (Lawrence, 9-13), consider it to be one of Shakespeare's "e;problem plays"e;, because the first three acts are filled with intense psychological drama, while the last two acts are comedic and supply a happy ending.

Henry VI, Part 1

Henry VI, Part 1

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

The First Part of King Henry the Sixth is history play by William Shakespeare, believed written in approximately 1588-1590. It is the first in the cycle of four plays often referred to as "e;The First Tetralogy"e;.

Love's Labours Lost

Love's Labours Lost

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

Love's Labour's Lost is one of William Shakespeare's early comedies, believed to have been written in the mid-1590s, and first published in 1598.The play opens with the King of Navarre and three noble companions, Berowne, Dumaine, and Longaville, taking an oath to devote themselves to three years of study, promising not to give in to the company of women - Berowne somewhat more hesitantly than the others.

Le Songe D'Une Nuit D'Ete

Le Songe D'Une Nuit D'Ete

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

L'action se deroule en Grece et reunit pour mieux les desunir deux couples de jeunes amants, Lysandre, Demetrius, Helene et Hermia. Hermia veut epouser Lysandre, mais son pere, Egee, la destine a Demetrius, dont est amoureuse Helena. Lysandre et Hermia s'enfuient dans la foret, poursuivis par Demetrius, lui-meme poursuivi par Helena. Pendant ce temps, Oberon, roi des fees, a ordonne a Puck de verser une potion sur les paupieres de sa femme, Titania. Il entre dans la foret avec Puck. Pendant la nuit, la confusion regne.

Two Gentlemen of Verona

Two Gentlemen of Verona

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

The Two Gentlemen of Verona is a comedy by William Shakespeare from early in his career. It has the smallest cast of any of Shakespeare's plays, and is the first of his plays in which a heroine dresses as a boy. It deals with the themes of friendship and infidelity. The highlight of the play is considered by some to be Launce, the clownish servant of Proteus, and his dog Crab, to whom "e;the most scene-stealing non-speaking role in the canon"e; has been attributed.

Henry VI, Part 2

Henry VI, Part 2

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

The Second Part of King Henry the Sixth, or Henry VI, Part 2, is a history play by William Shakespeare believed written in approximately 1590-91. It is the second part of the trilogy on Henry VI, and often grouped together with Richard III as a tetralogy on The Wars of the Roses-the success of which established Shakespeare's reputation as a playwright.

Henry VI, Part 3

Henry VI, Part 3

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

Henry the Sixth, Part 3, is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed written in approximately 1590, and set during the lifetime of King Henry VI of England. It prepares the ground for one of his best-known and most controversial plays: the tragedy of King Richard III (Richard III of England). It continues the action from Henry VI, Part 1 and Henry VI, Part 2, though they may not have been written in that order.

Henry IV, Part 1

Henry IV, Part 1

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

Henry IV, Part 1 is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written no later than 1597. It is the second of Shakespeare's tetralogy that deals with the successive reigns of Richard II, Henry IV (2 plays), and Henry V. Henry IV, Part 1 depicts a span of history that begins with Hotspur's battle at Homildon against the Douglas late in 1402 and ends with the defeat of the rebels at Shrewsbury in the middle of 1403. From the start it has been an extremely popular play both with the public and the critics.

Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

Measure for Measure is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1603 or 1604. It was originally classified as a comedy, but is now also classified as one of Shakespeare's problem plays.The play deals with the issues of mercy, justice, truth and their relationship to pride and humility: "e;Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall"e;

Merry Wives of Windsor

Merry Wives of Windsor

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

The Merry Wives of Windsor is a comedy by William Shakespeare, first published in 1602, though believed to have been written prior to 1597. It features the fat knight Sir John Falstaff, and is Shakespeare's only play to deal exclusively with contemporary Elizabethan era English middle class life. It has been adapted for the opera on occasions.

Henry IV, Part 2

Henry IV, Part 2

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

Henry IV, Part 2 is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed written between 1596 and 1599. It is the third part of a tetralogy, preceded by Richard II and Henry IV, Part 1 and succeeded by Henry V.

Timon d'athenes.

Timon d'athenes.

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

Timon est un noble de d'Athenes, tres (trop) genereux avec ses amis qu'il invite regulierement a des festins somptueux, auxquels il offre des cadeaux hors de prix, a tel point qu'il se retrouve un jour sur la paille et ne peut plus payer ses creanciers. Sur de la qualite de l'amitie, il se tourne vers ceux a qui il fait moultes cadeaux pour leur demander de l'aide. Ceux-ci trouvent mille excuses pour ne pas aider Timon qui sombre dans la colere envers Athenes et ses nobles, s'exile dans les bois, et maudit la ville et ses habitants hypocrites et avilis par l'appat de l'or. De son cote, Alcibiade, general athenien, se voit refuser l'aide du Senat, quitte la ville avec son armee pour mieux l'assieger ensuite. Il essaie d'obtenir le soutien de Timon exile qui le maudit aussi et fait finalement la paix avec les senateurs. Timon meurt seul dans les bois laissant pour epitaphe une derniere malediction pour qui la lira.

Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

Titus Andronicus may be Shakespeare's earliest tragedy; it is believed to have been written sometime between 1584 and the early 1590s. It depicts a Roman general who is engaged in a cycle of revenge with his enemy Tamora, the Queen of the Goths. The play is by far Shakespeare's bloodiest work. It lost popularity during the Victorian era because of its gore, and has only recently begun to revive its fortunes.

To the Queen

To the Queen

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

"e;To the Queen"e; (or "e;To The Queen by the players"e;) is a short poem attributed to William Shakespeare. It was included in 2007 by Jonathan Bate in his complete Shakespeare edition for the Royal Shakespeare Company.The poem, written on the back of an envelope, is thought to have been written as an epilogue for a performance of As You Like It given at court on Shrove Tuesday in February 1599. American scholars William Ringler and Steven May discovered the poem in 1972 in the notebook of a man called Henry Stanford, who is known to have worked in the household of the Lord Chamberlain.It consists of 18 lines.

King John

King John

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

The Life and Death of King John, a history play by William Shakespeare, dramatizes the reign of King John of England (ruled 1199-1216), son of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine and father of Henry III of England. It is believed to have been written in the mid-1590s but was not published until it appeared in the First Folio in 1623.

Venus and Adonis

Venus and Adonis

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

Venus and Adonis is a poem by William Shakespeare, written in 1592-93, with a plot based on passages from Ovid's Metamorphoses. It is a complex, kaleidoscopic work, using constantly shifting tone and perspective to present contrasting views of the nature of love.

Richard II

Richard II

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

King Richard the Second is a history play by William Shakespeare believed to be written in approximately 1595. It is based on the life of King Richard II of England and is the first part of a tetralogy, referred to by scholars as the Henriad, followed by three plays concerning Richard's successors: Henry IV, part 1, Henry IV, part 2, and Henry V. It may not have been written as a stand-alone work.

Troilus and Cressida

Troilus and Cressida

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

Troilus and Cressida is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1602. The play (also described as one of Shakespeare's problem plays) is not a conventional tragedy, since its protagonist (Troilus) does not die. The play ends instead on a very bleak note with the death of the noble Trojan Hector and destruction of the love between Troilus and Cressida. Throughout the play, the tone lurches wildly between bawdy comedy and tragic gloom, and readers and theatre-goers have frequently found it difficult to understand how one is meant to respond to the characters.

Pericles, Prince of Tyre

Pericles, Prince of Tyre

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

Pericles, Prince of Tyre is a play written (at least in part) by William Shakespeare and included in modern editions of his collected works despite some questions over its authorship, as it was not included in the First Folio. Many modern editors believe that Shakespeare is responsible for the main portion of the play after scene 9 that follows the story of Pericles and Marina, and that the first two acts, detailing the many voyages of Pericles, were written by a relatively untalented reviser or collaborator, possibly George Wilkins.

Timon of Athens

Timon of Athens

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

The Life of Timon of Athens is a play by William Shakespeare about the legendary Athenian misanthrope Timon (and probably influenced by the eponymous philosopher, as well), generally regarded as one of his most obscure and difficult works. Originally grouped with the tragedies, it is generally considered such, but some scholars group it with the problem comedies.

Coriolanus

Coriolanus

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

Coriolanus is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, based on the life of the legendary Roman leader, Gaius Martius Coriolanus.

Cymbeline

Cymbeline

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

Cymbeline is a play by William Shakespeare, based on an early Celtic British King. Although listed as a tragedy in the First Folio, modern critics often classify it as a romance. Like Othello, Measure for Measure, and The Winter's Tale, it deals with the themes of innocence and jealousy. While its date of composition is unknown, the play is known to have been produced as early as 1611.

Midsummer Night's Dream

Midsummer Night's Dream

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

A Midsummer Night's Dream is a romantic comedy by William Shakespeare, suggested by "e;The Knight's Tale"e; from Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, written around 1594 to 1596. It portrays the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors, their interactions with the Duke and Duchess of Athens, Theseus and Hippolyta, and with the fairies who inhabit a moonlit forest. The play is one of Shakespeare's most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world.

Richard III

Richard III

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

Richard III is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1591. The play is an unflattering depiction of the short reign of Richard III of England. While generally classified as a history, as grouped in the First Folio, the play is sometimes called a tragedy (as in the first quarto). It picks up the story from Henry VI, Part 3 and concludes the historical series that stretches back to Richard II.

Henry VI

Henry VI

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/06/2018

Henry IV

Henry IV

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/06/2018

Henry IV

Henry IV

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/06/2018

Coriolanus (annotated by Henry N. Hudson with an introduction by Charles Harold Herford)

Coriolanus (annotated by Henry N. Hudson with an introduction by Charles Harold Herford)

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2018

One of the last tragedies written by William Shakespeare, "e;Coriolanus"e; is the story of the legendary 5th century BC Roman general Caius Martius, later given the honorary name Coriolanus. Based largely on the biographical accounts of Plutarch and Livy, the play opens amongst riots over grain in which Coriolanus' contempt for the plebeians of Rome is exhibited. The general is drawn away from the riots to battle with the Volscian army. Following the conquest of the Volscian city of Corioli, he finds himself a hero and turns his ambition to politics. In his bid for a position in the Roman Senate, he discovers the power of both his allies and his enemies. Coriolanus quickly learns that his temperament is unsuited for success in the political arena. His militaristic pride, disdain for the concept of popular rule, as well as his unwillingness to slander his opponents, ultimately lead to his exile from Rome. A classic portrayal of the fledgling Roman Empire, "e;Coriolanus"e; is ultimately a tale of the tragic consequences of misplaced alliances. This edition includes a preface and annotations by Henry N. Hudson, an introduction by Charles Harold Herford and a biographical afterword.

Measure for Measure (annotated by Henry N. Hudson with an introduction by Charles Harold Herford)

Measure for Measure (annotated by Henry N. Hudson with an introduction by Charles Harold Herford)

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2018

Originally published in the First Folio of 1623, "e;Measure for Measure"e; is William Shakespeare's play which was likely written sometime in 1603 or 1604. The play begins with Vincentio, the Duke of Vienna, who leaves the government in charge of the authoritarian justice, Angelo, when he departs the city on a diplomatic mission. Lord Angelo believes that there is too much debauchery in the city and seeks to more strictly enforce laws against certain sexual activities. The story centers on Claudio who has impregnated his fiancee, Juliet, outside the bonds of marriage. Despite their plans to marry, Lord Angelo wishes to make an example of Claudio by sentencing him to death. Based upon two 16th century works, Italian novelist and poet Cinthio's "e;The Story of Epitia"e;, and English dramatist George Whetstone's "e;Promos and Cassandra"e;, "e;Measure for Measure"e;, which is classified by most scholars as a comedy, is notable for being one of the bard's "e;problem plays"e;, given its intermittent shifts in tone between darkly dramatic and comedic elements. This edition includes a preface and annotations by Henry N. Hudson, an introduction by Charles Harold Herford, and a biographical afterword.

Richard II (annotated by Henry N. Hudson with an introduction by Charles Harold Herford)

Richard II (annotated by Henry N. Hudson with an introduction by Charles Harold Herford)

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2018

The first play in William Shakespeare's tetralogy of plays which also includes "e;Henry IV, Part 1"e;, "e;Henry IV, Part 2"e;, and "e;Henry V"e;, "e;Richard II"e; is believed to have been written around 1595. A history play, the drama concerns the last two years of the life of King Richard II of England, spanning the years 1398 to 1400. The drama begins with a dispute between Richard's cousin, Henry Bolingbroke, who would later become King Henry IV, and Thomas de Mowbray, first Duke of Norfolk. Henry has accused Mowbray of murdering his uncle, the Duke of Gloucester. Meanwhile, Henry's father, John of Gaunt, first Duke of Lancaster, believes it is Richard that is responsible for his brother's murder. Unable to resolve the matter by traditional methods it is agreed that the dispute will be settled through trial by battle between Bolingbroke and Mowbray. What ensues is a series of events that will bring about the tragic downfall of Richard. A study in the disastrous consequences of political miscalculation, "e;Richard II"e; begins the story of a dramatically Machiavellian period of England's rule. This edition includes a preface and annotations by Henry N. Hudson, an introduction by Charles Harold Herford, and a biographical afterword.

Titus Andronicus (annotated by Henry N. Hudson with an introduction by Charles Harold Herford)

Titus Andronicus (annotated by Henry N. Hudson with an introduction by Charles Harold Herford)

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2018

Widely accepted as Shakespeare's earliest tragedy, "e;Titus Andronicus"e; is the bloody story of a Roman general engaged in terrible revenge with the Queen of the Goths, Tamora. The play begins with Titus returning to Rome after ten years of fighting. He brings with him the defeated Tamora, Queen of the Goths, and her sons. Titus sacrifices one of Tamora's sons to avenge the sons he lost in the war, which begins a cycle of revenge in which Tamora and her lover, Aaron the Moor, plot and scheme against the remaining children of Titus. This entails especially horrific results for his daughter Lavinia, whose fate is thought to be based on the mythological story of Procne and Philomela from Ovid's "e;Metamorphoses"e;. The conclusion is full of further violence and death, with few characters remaining to tell the tragic story of Titus and his children. This edition includes a preface and annotations by Henry N. Hudson, an introduction by Charles Harold Herford, and a biographical afterword.

Romeo and Juliet Manga Classics

Romeo and Juliet Manga Classics

Author: William Shakespeare, Julien Choy Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/2018

Romeo and Juliet is a classic romantic tragedy written by William Shakespeare. It is a tale of two young lovers from Verona, Italy who defy the wishes of their feuding families, get married then, and tragically end their own lives in the name of love. It is their deaths that ultimately help the rival families of the Capulets and the Montagues find reconciliation. Manga Classics brings an incredible new experience with this adaptation of Shakespeare's most popular and frequently performed plays: Romeo and Juliet.

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/2018

Romeo, son of the Montagues, thinks he's in love until he meets Juliet, the daughter of the Capulets, and discovers what true love really feels like. But their two families are bitter rivals, and no one must know about their passion and secret marriage. When Romeo kills Juliet's cousin in a revenge-fuelled sword-fight, their dream of happiness seems doomed. Can the two families ever be reconciled so Romeo and Juliet can have a life together, or will their plans bring even more tragedy?

The Tempest

The Tempest

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/2018

A violent storm shipwrecks the King of Naples and his noblemen on what appears to be an uninhabited island. What the king doesn't know is that they have been brought here by powerful magic. Prospero, the mysterious ruler of the island, has a plan, but will he use his magic for good or bad against the castaways? His daughter, Miranda, has never seen another man except her father. What will she think of the stranger who stumbles into her life? Prospero's monstrous servant, Caliban, sees a chance to overthrow his master. Will he succeed? Enchantment and treachery are everywhere on the island - which will prove the stronger?

Romeo and Juliet Manga Classics

Romeo and Juliet Manga Classics

Author: William Shakespeare, Julien Choy Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/05/2018

Romeo and Juliet is the classic tragedy of western literature. Created by William Shakespeare, it is tale of two very young lovers from Verona, Italy who defy the wishes of their feuding families, get married then, and tragically, end their own lives in the name of love. It is their deaths that ultimately help the rival families of the Capulet's and Montague's find reconciliation. Manga Classics brings an incredible new reading experience with this adaptation of Shakespeare's most popular and frequently performed plays: Romeo and Juliet.

King John

King John

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/05/2018

Shakespeare's the Comedy of Errors

Shakespeare's the Comedy of Errors

Author: William Shakespeare, William J Rolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2018

Coriolanus

Coriolanus

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2018

The Female Characters of Shakspeare

The Female Characters of Shakspeare

Author: William Shakespeare, Charles Heath Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2018

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Author: William Shakespeare, George W Hufford, Lois G Hufford Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2018

Shakespeare's Macbeth

Shakespeare's Macbeth

Author: William Shakespeare, Charles W French Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2018

Hamlet

Hamlet

Author: William Shakespeare, Edwin Booth Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2018

The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/2018

Shakespeare Sonnette

Shakespeare Sonnette

Author: William Shakespeare, Stefan George Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2018

Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

Author: William Shakespeare, William J Rolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2018

The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Author: William Shakespeare, Hugh Thomson Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2018

Sir Thomas More, a Play

Sir Thomas More, a Play

Author: William Shakespeare, Alexander Dyce Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2018

As You Like It

As You Like It

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2018

Henry IV Second Part

Henry IV Second Part

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2018

Songs and Sonnets

Songs and Sonnets

Author: William Shakespeare, F T Palgrave Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2018

Cymbeline

Cymbeline

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2018

Troilus and Cressida

Troilus and Cressida

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2018

Hamlet, Nesikh Denmar

Hamlet, Nesikh Denmar

Author: William Shakespeare, Abraham Shlonsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2018

The Tempest

The Tempest

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2018

Macbeth

Macbeth

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2018

Songs from the Plays of Shakespeare

Songs from the Plays of Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare, Paul Woodroffe Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2018

Merchant of Venice

Merchant of Venice

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2018

Shakespeare's Midsummer-Night's Dream

Shakespeare's Midsummer-Night's Dream

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2018

Henry V

Henry V

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2018

Othello (Esprios Classics)

Othello (Esprios Classics)

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2018

Richard II

Richard II

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2018

The Tempest

The Tempest

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2018

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/05/2018

Henry VI, Part I

Henry VI, Part I

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2018

The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2018

Venus and Adonis

Venus and Adonis

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2018

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2018

All's Well That Ends Well

All's Well That Ends Well

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2018

Henry IV, Part I

Henry IV, Part I

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2018

Pericles, Prince of Tyre

Pericles, Prince of Tyre

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2018

Coriolanus

Coriolanus

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2018

Henry IV, Part II

Henry IV, Part II

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2018

The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2018

Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2018

Henry VI, Part II

Henry VI, Part II

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2018

Henry VI, Part III

Henry VI, Part III

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2018

Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2018

Richard II

Richard II

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2018

Timon of Athens

Timon of Athens

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2018

King John

King John

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2018

As You Like It

As You Like It

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2018

Cymbeline

Cymbeline

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2018

Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2018

Two Gentlemen of Verona

Two Gentlemen of Verona

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2018

King Lear

King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2018

A Lover's Complaint

A Lover's Complaint

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2018

The Rape of Lucrece

The Rape of Lucrece

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2018

The Tempest

The Tempest

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2018

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2018

Love's Labours Lost

Love's Labours Lost

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2018

The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/05/2018

Much ADO about Nothing

Much ADO about Nothing

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/05/2018

Much ADO about Nothing

Much ADO about Nothing

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/05/2018

Pericles, Prince of Tyre

Pericles, Prince of Tyre

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/05/2018

Macbeth

Macbeth

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/05/2018

Much ADO about Nothing

Much ADO about Nothing

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/05/2018

Othello

Othello

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/05/2018

Othello

Othello

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/05/2018

Othello

Othello

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/2018

As You Like It

As You Like It

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2018

Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/04/2018

Hamlet

Hamlet

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/04/2018

King Lear

King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/2018

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

Author: William Shakespeare, Tom (University of Birmingham) Lockwood Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/04/2018

For this updated edition of one of Shakespeare's most problematic plays, Tom Lockwood has added a new introductory section on the latest scholarly trends, performance and adaptation practices which have occurred over the last two decades. Investigating the latest critical frames through which the play has been interpreted, the updated introduction also focuses on recent international performances on stage and screen (including Al Pacino's performances on film and in Daniel Sullivan's production in New York, the Habima National Theatre's production for the Globe to Globe Festival, Jonathan Munby's touring production for the Globe performed in London, New York and Venice, and Rupert Goold's production for the Royal Shakespeare Company). Finally, new forms of adaptation are considered: a performance transposed to the different generic mode of a New York auction room, and the remaking of the play in Howard Jacobson's 2016 novel, Shylock Is My Name.

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

Author: William Shakespeare, Tom (University of Birmingham) Lockwood Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/04/2018

For this updated edition of one of Shakespeare's most problematic plays, Tom Lockwood has added a new introductory section on the latest scholarly trends, performance and adaptation practices which have occurred over the last two decades. Investigating the latest critical frames through which the play has been interpreted, the updated introduction also focuses on recent international performances on stage and screen (including Al Pacino's performances on film and in Daniel Sullivan's production in New York, the Habima National Theatre's production for the Globe to Globe Festival, Jonathan Munby's touring production for the Globe performed in London, New York and Venice, and Rupert Goold's production for the Royal Shakespeare Company). Finally, new forms of adaptation are considered: a performance transposed to the different generic mode of a New York auction room, and the remaking of the play in Howard Jacobson's 2016 novel, Shylock Is My Name.

Winter's Tale (Annotated by Henry N. Hudson with an Introduction by Charles Harold Herford)

Winter's Tale (Annotated by Henry N. Hudson with an Introduction by Charles Harold Herford)

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 17/04/2018

Originally published in the First Folio of 1623, William Shakespeare's "e;The Winter's Tale"e; is a play which has been classified by some critics as a comedy and by others as a romance. The confusion arises out of the fact that the first three acts are filled with intense psychological drama while the last two acts provide a comedic and happy ending. At the outset of the play we are introduced to two childhood friends, Leontes, King of Sicilia, and Polixenes, the King of Bohemia, who has travelled to Sicilia to visit his old friend. After several months of joyful reunion, Polixenes yearns to return home to attend to his affairs and see his son. Leontes however doesn't wish to see his friend go and implores his wife, Queen Hermione, to try and convince him to stay. Hermione easily convinces Polixenes, which should make Leontes happy, but instead arises suspicion that the two may be engaged in an affair considering how quickly Hermione is able to change Polixenes' mind. The jealousy of Leontes sets in motion a series of events which threaten to ruin his entire kingdom and legacy. This edition includes a preface and annotations by Henry N. Hudson, an introduction by Charles Harold Herford, and a biographical afterword.

The Comedy Of Errors The Pelican Shakespeare

The Comedy Of Errors The Pelican Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/04/2018

Love's Labor's Lost The Pelican Shakespeare

Love's Labor's Lost The Pelican Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/04/2018

Henry Vi, Part I The Pelican Shakespeare

Henry Vi, Part I The Pelican Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/04/2018

The Two Gentlemen Of Verona The Pelican Shakespeare

The Two Gentlemen Of Verona The Pelican Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/04/2018

Coriolanus The Pelican Shakespeare

Coriolanus The Pelican Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/04/2018

Henry Viii The Pelican Shakespeare

Henry Viii The Pelican Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/04/2018

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 10/04/2018

TOO MUCH POWER IN ONE MAN'S HANDSJulius Caesar is a marked man. Adoring commoners celebrate his battlefield victories, but those higher up the Roman political ladder worry that his ambition has grown too large. On a stormy night full of alarming sights and ominous portents, Cassius persuades Caesar's friend Brutus to help him with a momentous task: assassinate Caesar for the good of the Republic. But death doesn't stop Caesar, whose spirit haunts the destinies of his friends and enemies, threatening the republican ideal for which they murdered him.Shakespeare's political thriller explores powerbrokers' strategies-honorable and not-and their unexpected, violent consequences.

Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 09/04/2018

Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear, Hamlet, and Macbeth the works of William Shakespeare still resonate in our imaginations four centuries after they were written. The timeless characters and themes of the Bard's plays fascinate us with their joys, struggles, and triumphs, and now they are available in a single volume for Shakespeare fans. This edition of William Shakespeares works includes all of his poems and plays in an elegant manner which makes it the perfect gift for any lover of literature a book to read and treasure! Whether for a Shakespeare devotee or someone just discovering him, this is the perfect place to experience the drama of Shakespeares words. It is one of the most authoritative editions of Shakespeares Complete Works.This ebook contains Shakespeares complete plays and complete poems in a new, easy-to-read and easy-to-navigate format. This is the most reader-friendly introduction to Shakespeare available today. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare collects all thirty-seven of the immortal Bards comedies, tragedies, and historical plays in a Collectible Edition. This volume also features Shakespeares complete poetry, including the sonnets. With this beautiful Collectible Edition, you can enjoy Shakespeares enduring literary legacy again and again.This collection features the following works:THE PLAYSA Midsummer Night's DreamAll's Well that Ends WellAntony and CleopatraAs You Like ItThe Comedy of ErrorsCoriolanusCymbelineHamlet, Prince of DenmarkJulius CaesarKing Henry the EighthKing Henry the FifthKing Henry the Fourth, the First PartKing Henry the Fourth, the Second PartKing Henry the Sixth, the First PartKing Henry the Sixth, the Second PartKing Henry the Sixth, the Third PartKing JohnKing LearKing Richard the SecondKing Richard the ThirdLove's Labour's LostMacbethMeasure for MeasureThe Merchant of VeniceThe Merry Wives of WindsorMuch Ado About NothingOthello, the Moor of VenicePericles, Prince of TyreRomeo and JulietThe Taming of the ShrewThe TempestTimon of AthensTitus AndronicusTroilus and CressidaTwelfth Night; or, What You WillThe Two Gentlemen of VeronaThe Winter's TaleSONNETS AND POEMSThe SonnetsA Lover's ComplaintThe Passionate PilgrimThe Phoenix and the TurtleThe Rape of LucreceVenus and Adonis(The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare, ebook, 9789380914831)

Das Leben Und Der Tod Des K?nigs Lear

Das Leben Und Der Tod Des K?nigs Lear

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Timon Von Athen

Timon Von Athen

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Der Erste Teil Von K?nig Heinrich Dem Vierten

Der Erste Teil Von K?nig Heinrich Dem Vierten

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Othello

Othello

Author: William Shakespeare, Christina (Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia) Luckyj Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

This third edition of Othello offers a completely new introduction by Christina Luckyj, providing readers with a nuanced understanding of early modern theatre and culture, and demonstrating how careful attention to Shakespeare's language, staging and dramaturgy can open up fresh interpretations of the play. Tracing critical and performance trends up to the present day, Luckyj shows how the drama taps into contemporary cultural paradoxes surrounding blackness, marriage, and politics to create a powerful double perspective, illuminating the creative and destructive power of stories and of human love itself. Supplemented by an updated Reading list and extensive illustrations, this edition also features revised commentary notes, offering the very best in contemporary criticism of this great tragedy.

Der Erste Teil Von K?nig Heinrich Dem Vierten

Der Erste Teil Von K?nig Heinrich Dem Vierten

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Hamlet, Prinz Von D?nemark

Hamlet, Prinz Von D?nemark

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Hamlet, Prinz Von D?nemark

Hamlet, Prinz Von D?nemark

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Ma? F?r Ma?

Ma? F?r Ma?

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Die Irrungen, Oder Die Doppelten Zwillinge

Die Irrungen, Oder Die Doppelten Zwillinge

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Timon Von Athen

Timon Von Athen

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Die Irrungen, Oder Die Doppelten Zwillinge

Die Irrungen, Oder Die Doppelten Zwillinge

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Leben Und Tod K?nigs Richard Des Zweiten

Leben Und Tod K?nigs Richard Des Zweiten

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Das Leben Und Der Tod Des K?nigs Lear

Das Leben Und Der Tod Des K?nigs Lear

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Der Zweite Teil Von K?nig Heinrich Dem Vierten

Der Zweite Teil Von K?nig Heinrich Dem Vierten

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Othello

Othello

Author: William Shakespeare, Christina (Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia) Luckyj Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

This third edition of Othello offers a completely new introduction by Christina Luckyj, providing readers with a nuanced understanding of early modern theatre and culture, and demonstrating how careful attention to Shakespeare's language, staging and dramaturgy can open up fresh interpretations of the play. Tracing critical and performance trends up to the present day, Luckyj shows how the drama taps into contemporary cultural paradoxes surrounding blackness, marriage, and politics to create a powerful double perspective, illuminating the creative and destructive power of stories and of human love itself. Supplemented by an updated Reading list and extensive illustrations, this edition also features revised commentary notes, offering the very best in contemporary criticism of this great tragedy.

Der Zweite Teil Von K?nig Heinrich Dem Vierten

Der Zweite Teil Von K?nig Heinrich Dem Vierten

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Leben Und Tod Des K?nigs Johann

Leben Und Tod Des K?nigs Johann

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Ma? F?r Ma?

Ma? F?r Ma?

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Leben Und Tod K?nigs Richard Des Zweiten

Leben Und Tod K?nigs Richard Des Zweiten

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Leben Und Tod Des K?nigs Johann

Leben Und Tod Des K?nigs Johann

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Ein St. Johannis Nachts-Traum

Ein St. Johannis Nachts-Traum

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Ein St. Johannis Nachts-Traum

Ein St. Johannis Nachts-Traum

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Macbeth

Macbeth

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Macbeth

Macbeth

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Was Ihr Wollt

Was Ihr Wollt

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Der Sturm; Oder Die Bezauberte Insel

Der Sturm; Oder Die Bezauberte Insel

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Der Sturm; Oder Die Bezauberte Insel

Der Sturm; Oder Die Bezauberte Insel

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Was Ihr Wollt

Was Ihr Wollt

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Romeo Und Julia

Romeo Und Julia

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Romeo Und Julia

Romeo Und Julia

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

The Tempest

The Tempest

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

The Complete Tragedies of William Shakespeare

The Complete Tragedies of William Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

The Two Noble Kinsmen

The Two Noble Kinsmen

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

The Life of King Henry V

The Life of King Henry V

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

King John

King John

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

King Henry VI, Part I, II, and III

King Henry VI, Part I, II, and III

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

Love's Labour's Lost

Love's Labour's Lost

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

All's Well That Ends Well

All's Well That Ends Well

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

King Henry VI, Part II

King Henry VI, Part II

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

King Henry IV, Part I

King Henry IV, Part I

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

As You Like It

As You Like It

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

King Henry VIII

King Henry VIII

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

Much ADO about Nothing

Much ADO about Nothing

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

King Henry VI, Part I

King Henry VI, Part I

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

The Complete History Plays of William Shakespeare

The Complete History Plays of William Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

Cymbeline

Cymbeline

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

Shakespeare's Problem Plays

Shakespeare's Problem Plays

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

Pericles, Prince of Tyre

Pericles, Prince of Tyre

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

Twelfth Night; Or, What You Will

Twelfth Night; Or, What You Will

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

The Complete Comedies of William Shakespeare

The Complete Comedies of William Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

King Henry IV, Part Two

King Henry IV, Part Two

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

King Richard II

King Richard II

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

The History of Troilus and Cressida

The History of Troilus and Cressida

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

King Henry VI, Part III

King Henry VI, Part III

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

The Life of Timon of Athens

The Life of Timon of Athens

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

King Richard III

King Richard III

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

King Henry IV, Part One and Two

King Henry IV, Part One and Two

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

Coriolanus

Coriolanus

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

The Tragedy of Titus Andronicus

The Tragedy of Titus Andronicus

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

Othello

Othello

Author: William Shakespeare, Scott McMillin Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2018

The New Cambridge Shakespeare appeals to students worldwide for its up-to-date scholarship and emphasis on performance. The series features line-by-line commentaries and textual notes on the plays and poems. Introductions are regularly refreshed with accounts of new critical, stage and screen interpretations. This second edition of Othello retains the text and Introduction prepared by Norman Sanders and features a new section by Scott McMillin on recent scholarship and key performances of the play since the 1980s. Building on the full and well-illustrated stage history compiled by Sanders, McMillin focuses on political, feminist and postcolonial treatments of Othello in various parts of the world and discusses important performances on stage, film and television. Sanders' discussion of the stylistic and racial problems facing modern readers and spectators is complemented by McMillin who explores the influence of new historicism and cultural materialism and the issue of black/white casting of the main characters.

Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (37 Plays + 160 Sonnets + 5 Poetry Books + 150 Illustrations)

Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (37 Plays + 160 Sonnets + 5 Poetry Books + 150 Illustrations)

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2018

This collection gathers together the works by William Shakespeare in a single, convenient, high quality, and extremely low priced Kindle volume!The Comedies:A Midsummer Night's DreamAll's Well That Ends WellAs You Like ItLove's Labour 's LostMeasure for MeasureMuch Ado About NothingThe Comedy of ErrorsThe Merchant of VeniceThe Merry Wives of WindsorThe Taming of the ShrewThe Two Gentlemen of VeronaTwelfth Night; or, What you willThe Romances:CymbelinePericles, Prince of TyreThe TempestThe Winter's TaleThe Tragedies:King LearRomeo and JulietThe History of Troilus and CressidaThe Life and Death of Julius CaesarThe Life of Timon of AthensThe Tragedy of Antony and CleopatraThe Tragedy of CoriolanusThe Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of DenmarkThe Tragedy of MacbethThe Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of VeniceTitus AndronicusThe Histories:The Life and Death of King JohnThe Life and Death of King Richard the SecondThe Tragedy of King Richard the ThirdThe first part of King Henry the FourthThe second part of King Henry the FourthThe Life of King Henry VThe first part of King Henry the SixthThe second part of King Henry the SixthThe third part of King Henry the SixthThe Life of King Henry the EighthThe Poetical Works:The SonnetsSonnets to Sundry Notes of MusicA Lover's ComplaintThe Rape of LucreceVenus and AdonisThe Phoenix and the TurtleThe Passionate Pilgrim

Poetry for Kids: William Shakespeare

Poetry for Kids: William Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare, Dr. Marguerite, Ph.D Tassi Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/03/2018

Love! Betrayal! Ambition! Tragedy! Jealousy! William Shakespeare's universal themes continue to resonate with readers of all ages more than 400 years after his death. This wonderful, fully illustrated book introduces children to the Bard and more than thirty of his most famous and accessible verses, sonnets, and speeches. From Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? to O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! and All the world's a stage, the words and poetry of the greatest playwright and poet spring to life on the page. The next generation of readers, poets, and actors will be entranced by these works of Shakespeare. Each poem is illustrated and includes an explanation by an expert and definitions of important words to give kids and parents the fullest explanation of their content and impact. An enticing entree to the glories of Shakespeare's verse. -Kirkus Reviews A richly illustrated selection of 31 poems and excerpts from Shakespeare's most popular works. The selected writings provide a fantastic scope of Shakespeare's oeuvre. ... Lopez's illustrations are intricate, dramatic, and moody; they help bring life and meaning to the words. -School Library Journal

Complete William Shakespeare Collection

Complete William Shakespeare Collection

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Karpathos publishes the greatest works of history's greatest authors and collects them to make it easy and affordable for readers to have them all at the push of a button. All of our collections include a linked table of contents.William Shakespeare is widely considered to have been the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. More than 400 years after Shakespeare's death, his plays are still performed more than any other playwright and have been translated into every major language in the world. Whether it be Shakespeare's tragedies, comedies, or histories, it is difficult not to immediately recognize his work and almost all students worldwide will have read some of his classics.This collection includes the following:COMEDIES:All's Well That Ends WellAs You Like ItThe Comedy of ErrorsCymbelineLove's Labour's LostMeasure for MeasureThe Merry Wives of WindsorThe Merchant of VeniceA Midsummer Night's DreamMuch Ado About NothingPericles, Prince of TyreThe Taming of the ShrewThe TempestTroilus and CressidaTwelfth NightTwo Gentlemen of VeronaThe Winter's TaleHISTORIES:Henry IV, Part 1Henry IV, Part 2Henry VHenry VI, Part 1Henry VI, Part 2Henry VI, Part 3Henry VIIIKing JohnKing Richard IIKing Richard IIITRAGEDIES:Antony and CleopatraCoriolanusHamletJulius CaesarKing LearMacbethOthelloRomeo and JulietTimon of AthensThe Tragedy of Titus AndronicusPOETRY:Shakespeare's 154 SonnetsA Lover's ComplaintThe Rape of LucreceVenus and AdonisA Funeral Elegy for Master William PeterOTHER:Is Shakespeare Dead? by Mark TwainThe Preface to Shakespeare by Samuel JohnsonTales from Shakespeare by Charles Lamb and Mary LambShakespeare; Or, The Poet by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Othello

Othello

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

William Shakespeare is widely considered to have been the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. More than 400 years after Shakespeare's death, his plays are still performed more than any other playwright and have been translated into every major language in the world. This edition of Othello includes a table of contents.

William Shakespeare's 154 Sonnets

William Shakespeare's 154 Sonnets

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

William Shakespeare is widely considered to have been the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. More than 400 years after Shakespeare's death, his plays are still performed more than any other playwright and have been translated into every major language in the world. This edition of William Shakespeare's 154 Sonnets includes a table of contents.

As You Like It

As You Like It

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

William Shakespeare is widely considered to have been the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. More than 400 years after Shakespeare's death, his plays are still performed more than any other playwright and have been translated into every major language in the world. This edition of As You Like It includes a table of contents.

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

William Shakespeare is widely considered to have been the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. More than 400 years after Shakespeare's death, his plays are still performed more than any other playwright and have been translated into every major language in the world. This edition of Julius Caesar includes a table of contents.

Coriolanus

Coriolanus

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

William Shakespeare is widely considered to have been the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. More than 400 years after Shakespeare's death, his plays are still performed more than any other playwright and have been translated into every major language in the world. This edition of Coriolanus includes a table of contents.

All's Well That Ends Well

All's Well That Ends Well

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

William Shakespeare is widely considered to have been the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. More than 400 years after Shakespeare's death, his plays are still performed more than any other playwright and have been translated into every major language in the world. This edition of All's Well That Ends Well includes a table of contents.

Winter's Tale

Winter's Tale

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

William Shakespeare is widely considered to have been the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. More than 400 years after Shakespeare's death, his plays are still performed more than any other playwright and have been translated into every major language in the world. This edition of The Winter's Tale includes a table of contents.

Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

William Shakespeare is widely considered to have been the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. More than 400 years after Shakespeare's death, his plays are still performed more than any other playwright and have been translated into every major language in the world. This edition of Measure for Measure includes a table of contents.

Merry Wives of Windsor

Merry Wives of Windsor

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

William Shakespeare is widely considered to have been the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. More than 400 years after Shakespeare's death, his plays are still performed more than any other playwright and have been translated into every major language in the world. This edition of The Merry Wives of Windsor includes a table of contents.

Pericles

Pericles

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

William Shakespeare is widely considered to have been the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. More than 400 years after Shakespeare's death, his plays are still performed more than any other playwright and have been translated into every major language in the world. This edition of Pericles includes a table of contents.

Love's Labour's Lost

Love's Labour's Lost

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

William Shakespeare is widely considered to have been the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. More than 400 years after Shakespeare's death, his plays are still performed more than any other playwright and have been translated into every major language in the world. This edition of Love's Labour's Lost includes a table of contents.

Comedy of Errors

Comedy of Errors

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

William Shakespeare is widely considered to have been the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. More than 400 years after Shakespeare's death, his plays are still performed more than any other playwright and have been translated into every major language in the world. This edition of The Comedy of Errors includes a table of contents.

Cymbeline

Cymbeline

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

William Shakespeare is widely considered to have been the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. More than 400 years after Shakespeare's death, his plays are still performed more than any other playwright and have been translated into every major language in the world. This edition of Cymbeline includes a table of contents.

King John

King John

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

William Shakespeare is widely considered to have been the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. More than 400 years after Shakespeare's death, his plays are still performed more than any other playwright and have been translated into every major language in the world. This edition of King John includes a table of contents.

Richard II

Richard II

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

William Shakespeare is widely considered to have been the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. More than 400 years after Shakespeare's death, his plays are still performed more than any other playwright and have been translated into every major language in the world. This edition of Richard II includes a table of contents.

Henry VIII

Henry VIII

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

William Shakespeare is widely considered to have been the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. More than 400 years after Shakespeare's death, his plays are still performed more than any other playwright and have been translated into every major language in the world. This edition of Henry VIII includes a table of contents.

King Richard III

King Richard III

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

William Shakespeare needs no formal introduction.In his 52 years of life Shakespeare wrote dozens of the most famous plays in history which have earned him the reputation as the finest writer the English language has ever had.This version of Shakespeares King Richard III includes a table of contents.

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

William Shakespeare needs no formal introduction.In his 52 years of life Shakespeare wrote dozens of the most famous plays in history which have earned him the reputation as the finest writer the English language has ever had.This version of Shakespeares Twelfth Night includes a table of contents.

Tempest

Tempest

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

William Shakespeare needs no formal introduction.In his 52 years of life Shakespeare wrote dozens of the most famous plays in history which have earned him the reputation as the finest writer the English language has ever had.This version of Shakespeares The Tempest includes a table of contents.

Merchant of Venice

Merchant of Venice

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

William Shakespeare needs no formal introduction.In his 52 years of life Shakespeare wrote dozens of the most famous plays in history which have earned him the reputation as the finest writer the English language has ever had.This version of Shakespeares The Merchant of Venice includes a table of contents.

Shakespeare's Tradegy of King Lear

Shakespeare's Tradegy of King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2018

Titus Andronicus, with line numbers

Titus Andronicus, with line numbers

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia: "e;Titus Andronicus may be Shakespeare's earliest tragedy; it is believed to have been written sometime between 1584 and the early 1590s. It depicts a Roman general who is engaged in a cycle of revenge with his enemy Tamora, the Queen of the Goths. The play is by far Shakespeare's bloodiest work. It lost popularity during the Victorian era because of its gore, and has only recently begun to revive its fortunes."e;

Coriolanus

Coriolanus

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Deutsche Ubersetzung der Shakespeare-Tragodie. Laut Wikipedia: "e;Coriolanus ist eine Tragodie von William Shakespeare, die vermutlich zwischen 1605 und 1608 geschrieben wurde. Das Stuck basiert auf dem Leben des legendaren romischen Anfuhrers Caius Marcius Coriolanus."e;

Hamlet, Prinz von Dannemark

Hamlet, Prinz von Dannemark

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Die Shakespeare-Tragodie, auf Deutsch ubersetzt von Christoph Martin Wieland. Laut Wikipedia: "e;Die Tragodie von Hamlet, Prinz von Danemark ist eine Tragodie von William Shakespeare. Im Konigreich Danemark dramatisiert das Stuck die Rache, die Prinz Hamlet an seinen Onkel Claudius wegen Mordes an Konig Hamlet, Claudius 'Bruder und Prinz Hamlets Vater richtet Danach tritt er als Thronfolger in Erscheinung und nimmt Gertrude, die Witwe des alten Konigs und die Mutter von Prinz Hamlet, mit, die den wahren und vorgetauschten Wahnsinn - von uberwaltigender Trauer bis zu brodelndem Zorn - anschaulich darstellt und Themen wie Verrat, Rache, Inzest, und moralische Korruption.

Die Irrungen oder die Doppelten Zwillinge

Die Irrungen oder die Doppelten Zwillinge

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Shakespeare-Komodie in deutscher Ubersetzung. Laut Wikipedia: "e;The Comedy of Errors ist eines der fruhesten Stucke William Shakespeares. Es ist seine kurzeste und eine seiner absurdesten Komodien, wobei ein Groteil des Humors aus Slapstick und falscher Identitat stammt, zusatzlich zu Wortspielen und Wortspielen Die Komodie der Irrungen (zusammen mit The Tempest) ist eines von nur zwei von Shakespeares Stucken, um die klassischen Einheiten zu beobachten. "e;

Ein St. Johannis Nachts-Traum

Ein St. Johannis Nachts-Traum

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Shakespeare-Komodie in deutscher Ubersetzung. Nach Wikipedia: "e;Ein Sommernachtstraum ist ein Stuck, das von William Shakespeare geschrieben wurde. Es soll zwischen 1590 und 1596 entstanden sein. Es zeigt die Ereignisse um die Hochzeit des Herzogs von Athen, Theseus und der Konigin von Athen die Amazonen, Hippolyta.Sie schlieen die Abenteuer von vier jungen athenischen Liebhabern und einer Gruppe von 6 Laiendarstellern ein, die von den Feen, die den Wald bewohnen, in dem das meiste Stuck spielt, manipuliert werden.Das Stuck ist eines von Shakespeares beliebtesten Werken fur die Buhne und wird auf der ganzen Welt weit verbreitet. "e;

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Der Shakespeare-Klassiker, ubersetzt von August Wilhelm von Schlegel. Laut Wikipedia: "e;Der Geist Caesars verspottet Brutus uber seine bevorstehende Niederlage. (Kupferstich von Edward Scriven aus einem Gemalde von Richard Westall: London, 1802.) Die Tragodie von Julius Caesar, auch einfach Julius Casar genannt, ist eine Tragodie von William Shakespeare, von dem man annimmt, dass es im Jahr 1599 geschrieben wurde, und die Verschworung gegen den romischen Diktator Julius Caesar, seine Ermordung und die Niederlage der Verschworer in der Schlacht von Philippi darstellt. Es ist eines von mehreren romischen Theaterstucken, die Shakespeare schrieb. basierend auf wahren Ereignissen aus der romischen Geschichte, zu denen auch Coriolanus und Antonius und Kleopatra gehoren. "e;

Der Kaufmann von Venedig

Der Kaufmann von Venedig

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Shakespeare-Komodie in deutscher Ubersetzung. Laut Wikipedia: "e;The Merchant of Venice"e; ist eine tragische Komodie von William Shakespeare, die vermutlich zwischen 1596 und 1598 entstanden ist. Obwohl sie im First Folio als Komodie klassifiziert wurde und gewisse Aspekte mit Shakespeares anderen romantischen Komodien teilt, ist das Stuck vielleicht Die meisten werden fur ihre dramatischen Szenen in Erinnerung bleiben und sind am besten fur Shylock und die beruhmte Rede "e;Hath not a jude eyes"e; bekannt. Bemerkenswert ist auch Portis Rede uber die "e;Qualitat der Barmherzigkeit"e;. "e;

Das Leben und der Tod des Konigs Lear

Das Leben und der Tod des Konigs Lear

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Die Shakespeare-Tragodie, ubersetzt von Christoph Martin Wieland. Laut Wikipedia: "e;King Lear ist eine Tragodie von William Shakespeare. Der Titelheld kommt in den Wahnsinn, nachdem er torichterweise zwischen zwei seiner drei Tochter aufgrund seiner Schmeichelei seinen Nachlass verworfen hat, was tragische Folgen fur alle hat. Das Stuck basiert auf der Legende von Leir of Britain, einem mythologischen vorromischen keltischen Konig, der fur Buhnen- und Spielfilme weitgehend adaptiert wurde, und die Rolle von Lear wurde von vielen der besten Schauspieler der Welt begehrt und gespielt. "e;

Der Erste Theil von Koenig Heinrich dem Vierten

Der Erste Theil von Koenig Heinrich dem Vierten

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Shakespeare-Geschichte spielt Heinrich den Vierten Teil, in deutscher Ubersetzung. Laut Wikipedia: "e;Henry IV, Part 1 ist ein historisches Stuck von William Shakespeare, vermutlich spatestens 1597 geschrieben. Es ist das zweite Stuck in Shakespeares Tetralogie, das sich mit den aufeinanderfolgenden Regentschaften von Richard II, Henry IV (zwei Stucke ), und Heinrich V. Heinrich IV., Teil 1, zeigt eine Spannweite der Geschichte, die mit Hotspurs Schlacht bei Homildon gegen Douglas Ende 1402 beginnt und mit der Niederlage der Rebellen in Shrewsbury in der Mitte des Jahres 1403 endet. Von Anfang an war ein auerst populares Spiel sowohl bei der Offentlichkeit als auch bei den Kritikern. "e;

Der Zweyte Theil von Konig Heinrich dem Vierten

Der Zweyte Theil von Konig Heinrich dem Vierten

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Shakespeare-Geschichte spielen Henry der vierte Teil Zwei, in deutscher Ubersetzung. Nach Wikipedia: "e;Heinrich IV., Teil 2 ist ein historisches Stuck von William Shakespeare, das zwischen 1596 und 1599 geschrieben wurde. Es ist der dritte Teil einer Tetralogie, der Richard II. Und Heinrich IV., Teil 1 vorangingen und Heinrich V. folgte. "e;

Leben und Tod des Koenigs Johann

Leben und Tod des Koenigs Johann

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Die Shakespeare-Geschichte spielt Konig John, in deutscher Ubersetzung. Laut Wikipedia: "e;Das Leben und der Tod von Konig John, ein Geschichtsstuck von William Shakespeare, dramatisiert die Herrschaft von John, Konig von England (regierte 1199-1216), Sohn von Heinrich II. Von England und Eleonore von Aquitanien und Vater von Henry Es wird angenommen, dass es in der Mitte der 1590er Jahre geschrieben wurde, aber nicht veroffentlicht wurde, bis es im Ersten Folio 1623 erschien.

Maass fur Maas oder Wie Einer Misst so Wird Ihm Wider Gemessen

Maass fur Maas oder Wie Einer Misst so Wird Ihm Wider Gemessen

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Shakespeare-Komdie, ins Deutsche bersetzt. Laut Wikipedia ist "e;Measure for Measure"e; ein Stck von William Shakespeare, das 1603 oder 1604 geschrieben wurde. Es wurde (und wird weiterhin) als Komdie klassifiziert, aber seine Stimmung widersetzt sich diesen Erwartungen Eine Vielzahl von Grnden wurde von einigen Kritikern als eines von Shakespeares Problemspielen bezeichnet.Erst im First Folio von 1623 verffentlicht (wo es zuerst als Komdie bezeichnet wurde), war die erste Aufnahme des Stcks 1604. Das Stck handelt von den Themen der Barmherzigkeit, der Gerechtigkeit und der Wahrheit und ihrer Beziehung zu Stolz und Demut: "e;Einige erheben sich aus der Snde und einige aus der Tugend fallen."e;

Macbeth

Macbeth

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Die Shakespeare Tragodie, in Englisch, mit Zeilennummern, und ubersetzt von Christoph Martin Wieland ins Deutsche. Laut Wikipedia: "e;Die Tragodie von Macbeth (allgemein Macbeth genannt) ist eine Tragodie von William Shakespeare uber einen Mann, der Konigsmord begeht und dann weitere Morde begeht, um seine Macht zu behalten. Das Spiel zeigt deutlich die korrumpierende Wirkung des Ehrgeizes Es geht aber auch um die Beziehung zwischen Grausamkeit und Mannlichkeit, Tyrannei und Konigtum, Verrat, Gewalt, Schuld, Prophetie und Storung der naturlichen Ordnung.

Othello der Mohr von Venedig

Othello der Mohr von Venedig

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Die Shakespeare-Tragdie, bersetzt von Christoph Martin Wieland. Laut Wikipedia: "e;Die Tragdie von Othello, der Mohr von Venedig ist eine Tragdie von William Shakespeare, vermutlich um 1603 geschrieben, und basiert auf der italienischen Kurzgeschichte Un Capitano Moro ("e; Ein maurischer Kapitn "e;) von Cinthio, ein Schler von Boccaccio, der erstmals 1565 verffentlicht wurde. Das Werk dreht sich um vier Hauptfiguren: Othello, ein maurischer General in der venezianischen Armee, seine Frau Desdemona, sein Leutnant Cassio und seine vertraute Fhnrich Jago.

Leben und Tod Konigs Richard des Zweyten

Leben und Tod Konigs Richard des Zweyten

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Die Shakespeare-Geschichte spielt Richard II in deutscher Ubersetzung. Laut Wikipedia: "e;Konig Richard der Zweite ist ein Geschichtsstuck von William Shakespeare, vermutlich um 1595 geschrieben. Es basiert auf dem Leben von Konig Richard II. Von England (regiert 1377-1399) und ist der erste Teil einer Tetralogie , von einigen Gelehrten als Henriad bezeichnet, gefolgt von drei Stucken uber Richards Nachfolger: Henry IV, Teil 1, Henry IV, Teil 2 und Henry V. Es wurde vielleicht nicht als eigenstandige Arbeit geschrieben. "e;

Romeo und Juliette

Romeo und Juliette

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Die Shakespeare-Tragodie, ubersetzt von Christoph Martin Wieland. Wikipedia: "e;Romeo und Julia ist eine Tragodie, die fruh in der Karriere von William Shakespeare uber zwei jugendliche"e; Stern-uberkreuzte Liebende "e;geschrieben wurde, deren plotzlicher Tod ihre verfeindeten Familien vereint. Es war zu Shakespeares popularsten Stucken zu seinen Lebzeiten mit Hamlet, ist eines seiner am haufigsten aufgefuhrten Stucke. Heute gelten die Titelfiguren als archetypische junge Liebhaber. "e;

Ein Sommernachtstraum  - Mid-Summer Night's Dream

Ein Sommernachtstraum - Mid-Summer Night's Dream

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Shakespeare-Komodie, ins Deutsche ubersetzt. Laut Wikipedia: "e;Ein Sommernachtstraum ist ein Stuck, das von William Shakespeare geschrieben wurde. Es soll zwischen 1590 und 1596 geschrieben worden sein. Es zeigt die Ereignisse um die Hochzeit des Herzogs von Athen, Theseus und der Konigin von die Amazonen, Hippolyta.Sie schlieen die Abenteuer von vier jungen athenischen Liebhabern und einer Gruppe von 6 Laiendarstellern ein, die von den Feen, die den Wald bewohnen, in dem das meiste Stuck spielt, manipuliert werden.Das Stuck ist eines von Shakespeares beliebtesten Werken fur die Buhne und wird auf der ganzen Welt weit verbreitet. "e;

Timon von Athen/Timon of Athens

Timon von Athen/Timon of Athens

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Shakespeare-Tragodie, in deutscher Ubersetzung. Laut Wikipedia: "e;Das Leben von Timon von Athen ist ein Stuck von William Shakespeare uber das Schicksal eines Atheners namens Timon (und wahrscheinlich auch von dem gleichnamigen Philosophen beeinflusst), allgemein als eines seiner dunkelsten und schwierige Arbeiten. "e;

Wie Es Euch Gefallt  - As You Like It

Wie Es Euch Gefallt - As You Like It

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Shakespeare-Komodie, in deutscher Ubersetzung. Laut Wikipedia: "e;As You Like It"e; handelt es sich um eine Pastoralkomodie von William Shakespeare, die vermutlich im Jahr 1599 oder Anfang 1600 geschrieben und erstmals im First Folio 1623 veroffentlicht wurde. Die erste Auffuhrung des Stucks ist ungewiss, obwohl eine Auffuhrung im Wilton House in 1603 wurde als eine Moglichkeit vorgeschlagen, wie Sie es mogen, folgt seine Heldin Rosalind, wie sie Verfolgung in Hof ihres Onkels flieht, begleitet von ihrer Cousine Celia und Touchstone der Hofnarr, um Sicherheit und schlielich Liebe im Wald von Arden zu finden.

Merry Wives of Windsor, with line numbers

Merry Wives of Windsor, with line numbers

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic Shakespeare comedy, with line numbers. According to Wikipedia: "e;William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564 - died 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "e;Bard of Avon"e; (or simply "e;The Bard"e;). His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language, and are performed more often than those of any other playwright."e;

Taming of the Shrew, with line numbers

Taming of the Shrew, with line numbers

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic Shakespearean comedy, with line numbers. According to Wikipedia: "e;The Taming of the Shrew is an early comedy by William Shakespeare believed to have been written between 1590 and 1594. The play begins with a framing device, often referred to as the Induction, in which a drunken tinker named Sly is tricked into thinking he is a nobleman by a mischievous Lord. The Lord has a play performed for Sly's amusement with a primary and sub-plot. The main plot depicts the courting of Petruchio, a gentleman of Verona, and Katherina, the headstrong, obdurate, and eponymous shrew. Katherina is at first an unwilling participant in the relationship but Petruchio tempers her with various psychological torments - the "e;taming"e; - until she is an obedient bride. The sub-plot features a competition between the suitors of Katherina's less intractable sister, Bianca."e;

Two Gentlemen of Verona, with line numbers

Two Gentlemen of Verona, with line numbers

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic Shakespearean comedy. According to Wikipedia: "e;The Two Gentlemen of Verona is a comedy by William Shakespeare from early in his career. It has the smallest cast of any of Shakespeare's plays, and is the first of his plays in which a heroine dresses as a boy. It deals with the themes of friendship and infidelity. The highlight of the play is considered by some to be Launce, the clownish servant of Proteus, and his dog Crab, to whom "e;the most scene-stealing non-speaking role in the canon"e; has been attributed."e;

Twelfth Night, with line numbers

Twelfth Night, with line numbers

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic Shakespearean comedy, with line numbers. According to Wikipedia: "e;Twelfth Night, Or What You Will is a comedy by William Shakespeare, based on the short story "e;Of Apollonius and Silla"e; by Barnabe Rich, which in turn was based on a story by Matteo Bandello. It is named after the Twelfth Night holiday of the Christmas season. It was written around 1601 and first published in the First Folio in 1623. The main title is believed to be an afterthought, created after John Marston premiered a play titled What You Will during the course of the writing."e;

Troilus and Cressida, with line numbers

Troilus and Cressida, with line numbers

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic Shakespearean drama. According to Wikipedia: "e;Troilus and Cressida is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1602. The play (also described as one of Shakespeare's problem plays) is not a conventional tragedy, since its protagonist (Troilus) does not die. The play ends instead on a very bleak note with the death of the noble Trojan Hector and destruction of the love between Troilus and Cressida. Throughout the play, the tone lurches wildly between bawdy comedy and tragic gloom, and readers and theatre-goers have frequently found it difficult to understand how one is meant to respond to the characters. However, several characteristic elements of the play (the most notable being its constant questioning of intrinsic values such as hierarchy, honor and love) have often been viewed as distinctly "e;modern"e;..."e;

King Richard III, with line numbers

King Richard III, with line numbers

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic Shakespearean history play. According to Wikipedia: "e;Richard III is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1591, depicting the Machiavellian rise to power and subsequent short reign of Richard III of England.[1]The play is grouped among the histories in the First Folio and is most often classified as such. Occasionally, however, as in the quarto edition, it is termed a tragedy. Richard III concludes Shakespeare's first tetralogy (also containing Henry VI parts 1-3). After Hamlet, it is the longest play in the canon and is the longest of the First Folio, whose version of Hamlet is shorter than its Quarto counterpart. The play is rarely performed unabridged; often certain peripheral characters are removed entirely, most commonly Margaret. In such instances extra lines are often invented or added from elsewhere in the sequence in order to establish the nature of characters' relationships."e;

Tempest

Tempest

Author: William Shakespeare Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic Shakespearean romance. According to Wikipedia: "e;The Tempest is a play written by William Shakespeare. Many scholars believe that it was written in 1610-11,[1] although some researchers have argued for an earlier dating.[2] While listed as a comedy when it was initially published in the First Folio of 1623, many modern editors have since re-labeled the play a romance. It did not attract a significant amount of attention before the closing of the theatres in 1642 and after the Restoration it attained popularity only in adapted versions.[3] Theatre productions began to reinstate the original Shakespearean text in the mid-19th century,[4] and in the 20th century, critics and scholars undertook a significant re-appraisal of the play's value, to the extent that it is now considered to be one of Shakespeare's greatest works."e;