Twelfth Night

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The Tempest AmazonClassics Edition

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AmazonClassics #ad - Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature’s most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds. Revised edition: previously published as The Tempest, this edition of The Tempest AmazonClassics Edition includes editorial revisions.

When a ship carrying his usurping brother sails within the realm of his power, Prospero unleashes a storm that leaves the crew washed ashore, and vulnerable to his enchantments—and open to forgiveness, repentance, separated, and love. Given its themes of reconciliation and closure, and its references to the dissolution of “the great globe, ” this tragicomedy of illusion and the supernatural is believed by some critics to be Shakespeare’s spellbinding farewell to the stage.

The Tempest AmazonClassics Edition #ad - Amazonclassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. For years, prospero, and his daughter, have been marooned on an island of magic, sorcerer and overthrown Duke of Milan, Miranda, both good and evil.

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Richard III Folger Shakespeare Library

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Simon & Schuster #ad - In richard iii, Shakespeare invites us on a moral holiday. The authoritative edition of richard iii from the folger shakespeare library, is home to the world’s largest collection of shakespeare’s printed works, includes: -the exact text of the printed book for easy cross-reference -Hundreds of hypertext links for instant navigation -Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play -Newly revised explanatory notes conveniently linked to the text of the play -Scene-by-scene plot summaries -A key to the play’s famous lines and phrases -An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play -Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books -An annotated guide to further reading Essay by Phyllis Rackin The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, DC, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe.

For more information, visit Folger. Edu. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. Not yet king at the start of the play, Richard presents himself as an enterprising villain as he successfully plans to dispose of his brother Clarence.

Richard III Folger Shakespeare Library #ad - He carves a way to the throne through assassination and executions. The play draws us to identify with Richard and his fantasy of total control of self and domination of others.

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Othello AmazonClassics Edition

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AmazonClassics #ad - But, after being passed up for a promotion, Iago has plans of his own. As war rages between venice and turkey, is determined to lead his men to victory with his trusted ensign, a Moorish general in the Venetian army, Othello, Iago. Once he has othello where he wants him, revenge will be his. One of shakespeare’s most performed tragedies, othello’s themes of racism, and betrayal continue to resonate, as does its most tantalizing and arguable question: What makes Iago so unconscionably evil?Revised edition: Previously published as Othello, revenge, this edition of Othello AmazonClassics Edition includes editorial revisions.

Using the general’s wife, as a pawn, Desdemona, Iago spins an elaborate web of deception.

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Much Ado About Nothing Dover Thrift Editions

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Dover Publications #ad - Attracted to each other, the maddeningly skeptical Beatrice and Benedick are dead-locked in a lively war of words until their friends hatch a plot to unite them. Its darker undercurrents foreshadow the playwright's growing concern with the frailties of human character that would dominate his late tragedies.

. Near-fatal complications ensue, but with the help of the hilarious Constable Dogberry and his confederates, the lovers are ultimately united. First presented in 1598, Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's last comedies. Much ado about nothing is one of Shakespeare's most imaginative and exuberant comedies, contrasting two pairs of lovers in a witty and suspenseful battle of the sexes.

Much Ado About Nothing Dover Thrift Editions #ad - The mutually devoted hero and Claudio, on the other hand, all too quickly fall victim to a malicious plot to part them. But in its clever turns of plot, vivacious displays of wit, jovial conversations, and charming songs, this merry comedy is among Shakespeare's most artistic creations.

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The Taming of the Shrew Folger Shakespeare Library

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Simon & Schuster #ad - Petruchio’s wooing of Katherine, however, is free of idealism. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. Love and marriage are the concerns of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. Petruchio is then ready to marry Katherine, even against her will.

For more information, visit Folger. Edu. But have she and petruchio learned to love each other? or is the marriage based on terror and deception? the authoritative edition of the taming of the shrew from the folger shakespeare library, the trusted and widely used shakespeare series for students and general readers, DC, includes: -The exact text of the printed book for easy cross-reference -Hundreds of hypertext links for instant navigation -Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play -Newly revised explanatory notes conveniently linked to the text of the play -Scene-by-scene plot summaries -A key to the play’s famous lines and phrases -An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play -Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books -An annotated guide to further reading Essay by Karen Newman The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe.

The Taming of the Shrew Folger Shakespeare Library #ad - Lucentio’s marriage to Bianca is prompted by his idealized love of an apparently ideal woman. Katherine, the shrew of the play’s title, certainly acts much changed. Petruchio takes money from bianca’s suitors to woo her, since Katherine must marry before her sister by her father’s decree; he also arranges the dowry with her father.

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Macbeth Folger Shakespeare Library

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Simon & Schuster #ad - London was alive with an interest in all things Scottish, and Shakespeare turned to Scottish history for material. He found a spectacle of violence and stories of traitors advised by witches and wizards, echoing James’s belief in a connection between treason and witchcraft. Is macbeth tempted by fate, or by his or his wife’s ambition? Why does their success turn to ashes? Like other plays, Macbeth speaks to each generation.

In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. In 1603, james vi of scotland ascended the English throne, becoming James I of England. The authoritative edition of macbeth from the folger shakespeare library, the trusted and widely used shakespeare series for students and general readers, dc, includes: -the exact text of the printed book for easy cross-reference -Hundreds of hypertext links for instant navigation -Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play -Newly revised explanatory notes conveniently linked to the text of the play -Scene-by-scene plot summaries -A key to the play’s famous lines and phrases -An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play -Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books -An annotated guide to further reading Essay by Susan Snyder The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe.

Macbeth Folger Shakespeare Library #ad - In depicting a man who murders to become king, Macbeth teases us with huge questions. For more information, visit Folger. Edu. Its story was once seen as that of a hero who commits an evil act and pays an enormous price.

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King Lear Folger Shakespeare Library

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Simon & Schuster #ad - Emotions are extreme, magnified to gigantic proportions. Its figures harden their hearts, engage in violence, or try to alleviate the suffering of others. Lear himself rages until his sanity cracks. What, then, king lear is almost equally powerful when translated, in large part, suggesting that it is the story, keeps bringing us back to King Lear? For all the force of its language, that draws us to the play.

We also see old age portrayed in all its vulnerability, pride, perhaps, and, wisdom—one reason this most devastating of Shakespeare’s tragedies is also perhaps his most moving. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs.

King Lear Folger Shakespeare Library #ad - Shakespeare’s king lear challenges us with the magnitude, intensity, and sheer duration of the pain that it represents. The authoritative edition of king lear from the folger shakespeare library, the trusted and widely used shakespeare series for students and general readers, is home to the world’s largest collection of shakespeare’s printed works, includes: -The exact text of the printed book for easy cross-reference -Hundreds of hypertext links for instant navigation -Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play -Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play -Scene-by-scene plot summaries -A key to the play’s famous lines and phrases -An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play -Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books -An annotated guide to further reading Essay by Susan Snyder The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe.

The play tells us about families struggling between greed and cruelty, and support and consolation, on the one hand, on the other. For more information, visit Folger. Edu.

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Measure for Measure Folger Shakespeare Library

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Measure for measure is among the most passionately discussed of Shakespeare’s plays. Modern responses to the play show how it can be transformed by its reception in present culture to evoke continuing fascination. Angelo attempts to extort sex from her, but Isabella preserves her chastity. To some, the duke the government seems meddlesome; to others, he is properly imposing moral standards.

Measure for Measure Folger Shakespeare Library #ad - In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. Angelo chooses as his first victim Claudio, condemning him to death because he impregnated Juliet before their marriage. Claudio’s sister isabella, who is entering a convent, pleads for her brother’s life.

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The Winter's Tale Folger Shakespeare Library

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Simon & Schuster #ad - Paradoxically, this winter’s tale is ideally seen rather than read—though the imagination can transform words into vivid action. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. Before the conclusion, “were it but told you, one character comments that what we are about to see, should be hooted at / Like an old tale.

It includes murderous passions, princes and princesses in disguise, death by drowning and by grief, oracles, betrayal, man-eating bears, and unexpected joy. Its shift from tragedy to comedy, disguises, and startling exits and transformations seem addressed to theater audiences. The authoritative edition of the winter’s tale from the folger shakespeare library, the trusted and widely used shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes: -freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play -Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play -Scene-by-scene plot summaries -A key to the play’s famous lines and phrases -An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play -Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books -An annotated guide to further reading Essay by Stephen Orgel The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, DC, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe.

The Winter's Tale Folger Shakespeare Library #ad - Yet the play, which draws much of its power from Greek myth, is grounded in the everyday. For more information, visit Folger. Edu. The winter’s tale, one of Shakespeare’s very late plays, is filled with improbabilities.

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Hamlet AmazonClassics Edition

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AmazonClassics #ad - Confronted with evidence that his uncle murdered his father, and with his mother’s infidelity, Hamlet must find a means of reconciling his longing for oblivion with his duty as avenger. One of the greatest plays of all time, the compelling tragedy of the tormented young prince of Denmark continues to capture the imaginations of modern audiences worldwide.

The ghost, the “closet scene” in which hamlet accuses his mother of complicity in murder, the play within a play, Hamlet’s feigned madness, Ophelia’s death and burial, and breathtaking swordplay are just some of the elements that make Hamlet an enduring masterpiece of the theater. Each edition includes:• comprehensive explanatory notes • vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship • Clear, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English• Completely updated, modernized spelling and punctuation, detailed bibliographies and performance histories • An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmographyFrom the Paperback edition.

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