The Tragedies of Shakespeare

(A Modern Library E-Book)
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 9780679641902
Category: Drama
Page: 1280
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A collection of Shakespearean tragedies, including the full texts of Titus Andronicus, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, and Antony and Cleopatra. ROMEO AND JULIET One of the Bard's most popular plays, Romeo and Juliet is both the quintessential account of young love and the cautionary tale of the tragedy that can occur when the forces of passion and pride are at odds. JULIUS CAESAR In this striking tragedy of political conflict, Shakespeare turns to the ancient Roman world and to the famous assassination of Julius Caesar by his republican opponents. MACBETH When a trio of witches foretell that Macbeth will become King of Scotland, the brave general is consumed by ambition. Encouraged by his wife to seize the throne, their quest for power leads down a blood strewn path that ends in madness and death in this play that explores the consequences of guilt and corruption. HAMLET One of the greatest plays of all time, the compelling tragedy of the tormented young prince of Denmark continues to capture the imaginations of modern audiences worldwide. Confronted with evidence that his uncle murdered his father, and with his mother’s infidelity, Hamlet must find a means of reconciling his longing for oblivion with his duty as avenger. Includes the following plays: Troilus and Cressida Coriolanus Titus Andronicus Romeo and Juliet Timon of Athens Julius Caesar Macbeth Hamlet, Prince of Denmark King Lear Othello, the Moor of Venice Antony and Cleopatra Cymbeline Pericles, Prince of Tyre

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840225570
Category: Dramatists, English
Page: 1280
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William Shakespeare (1564-1616) excels in plot, poetry and wit, and his talent encompasses the tragedies of "Hamlet," "King Lear," "Othello," and "Macbeth" as well as history plays and the comedies such as "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and "As You Like It." This volume presents his plays in the chronological order in which they were written.

Tragedies of Shakespeare in Plain and Simple English (a Modern Translation and the Original Version)


Author: N.A
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 1621073319
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: N.A
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Shakespeare is the most critically acclaimed playright of all time. So why is he so hard to understand? This massive anthology of Shakespeare's tragedies will give you a new appreciation of William Shakespeare by putting each of his tragic works in plain and simple English. Included in this anthology: Romeo and Juliet Coriolanus Titus Andronicus Timon of Athens Julius Caesar Macbeth Hamlet Troilus and Cressida King Lear Othello Antony and Cleopatra Cymbeline The original text is also presented in the book, along with a comparable version of both text. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

All 37 plays, 160 sonnets and 5 poetry books
Author: William Shakespeare,General Press
Publisher: GENERAL PRESS
ISBN: 9380914830
Category: Fiction
Page: 4500
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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 Shakespeare's 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 Shakespeare's words. It is one of the most authoritative editions of Shakespeare's Complete Works. This ebook contains Shakespeare's 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 Bard's comedies, tragedies, and historical plays in a Collectible Edition. This volume also features Shakespeare's complete poetry, including the sonnets. With this beautiful Collectible Edition, you can enjoy Shakespeare's enduring literary legacy again and again. This collection features the following works: THE PLAYS A Midsummer Night’s Dream All’s Well that Ends Well Antony and Cleopatra As You Like It The Comedy of Errors Coriolanus Cymbeline Hamlet, Prince of Denmark Julius Caesar King Henry the Eighth King Henry the Fifth King Henry the Fourth, the First Part King Henry the Fourth, the Second Part King Henry the Sixth, the First Part King Henry the Sixth, the Second Part King Henry the Sixth, the Third Part King John King Lear King Richard the Second King Richard the Third Love’s Labour’s Lost Macbeth Measure for Measure The Merchant of Venice The Merry Wives of Windsor Much Ado About Nothing Othello, the Moor of Venice Pericles, Prince of Tyre Romeo and Juliet The Taming of the Shrew The Tempest Timon of Athens Titus Andronicus Troilus and Cressida Twelfth Night; or, What You Will The Two Gentlemen of Verona The Winter’s Tale SONNETS AND POEMS The Sonnets A Lover’s Complaint The Passionate Pilgrim The Phoenix and the Turtle The Rape of Lucrece Venus and Adonis (The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare, 9789380914831)

Fools of Time

Studies in Shakespearean Tragedy
Author: Northrop Frye
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442656239
Category: Literary Criticism
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In the Alexander Lectures for 1965-66 at the University of Toronto, Dr. Frye describes the basis of the tragic vision as "being in time," in which death as "the essential event that gives shape and form to life ... defines the individual, and marks him off from the continuity of life that flows indefinitely between the past and the future." In Dr. Frye's view, three general types can be distinguished in Shakespearean tragedy, the tragedy of order, the tragedy of passion, and the tragedy of isolation, in all of which a pattern of "being in time" shapes the action. In the first type, of which Julius Caesar, Macbeth, and Hamlet are examples, a strong ruler is killed, replaced by a rebel-figure, and avenged by a nemesis-figure; in the second, represented by Romeo and Juliet, Anthony and Cleopatra, and Troilus and Cressida, authority is split and the hero is destroyed by a conflict between social and personal loyalties; and in the third, Othello, King Lear, and Timon of Athens, the central figure is cut off from his world, largely as a result of his failure to comprehend the dynamics of that world. What all these plays show us, Dr. Frye maintains, is "the impact of heroic energy on the human situation" with the result that the "heroic is normally destroyed ... and the human situation goes on surviving." Fools of Time will be welcomed not only by many scholars who are familiar with Dr. Frye's keen critical insight but also by undergraduates, graduates, high-school and university teachers who have long valued his work as a means toward a firmer grasp and deeper understanding of English literature.

A Companion to Shakespeare's Works, Volume I

The Tragedies
Author: Richard Dutton,Jean E. Howard
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470997273
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 504
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This four-volume Companion to Shakespeare's Works, compiled as a single entity, offers a uniquely comprehensive snapshot of current Shakespeare criticism. Brings together new essays from a mixture of younger and more established scholars from around the world - Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Examines each of Shakespeare’s plays and major poems, using all the resources of contemporary criticism, from performance studies to feminist, historicist, and textual analysis. Volumes are organized in relation to generic categories: namely the histories, the tragedies, the romantic comedies, and the late plays, problem plays and poems. Each volume contains individual essays on all texts in the relevant category, as well as more general essays looking at critical issues and approaches more widely relevant to the genre. Offers a provocative roadmap to Shakespeare studies at the dawning of the twenty-first century. This companion to Shakespeare’s tragedies contains original essays on every tragedy from Titus Andronicus to Coriolanus as well as thirteen additional essays on such topics as Shakespeare’s Roman tragedies, Shakespeare’s tragedies on film, Shakespeare’s tragedies of love, Hamlet in performance, and tragic emotion in Shakespeare.

The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature:


Author: George Watson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521200042
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 1282
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More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 1 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.

The Works of Shakespeare: The tempest. A midsummer night's dream. Two gentlemen of Verona. Merry wives of Windsor. Measure for measure. -v. 2. Much ado about nothing. The merchant of Venice. Love's labour's lost. As you like it. Taming of the shrew.-v. 3. All's well, that ends well. Twelfth night. The comedy of errors. The winter-night's tale. The life and death of King John.-v. 4. King Richard II. King Henry IV, pt. 1-2. King Henry V. King Henry VI, pt. 1.-v. 5. King Henry VI, pt. 2-3. King Richard III. King Henry VIII.-v. 6. King Lear. Timon of Athens. Titus Andronicus. Macbeth. Coriolanus.-v. 7. Julius Caesar. Antony and Cleopatra. Cymbeline. Troilus and Cressida.-v. 8. Romeo and Juliet. Hamlet. Othello. An index


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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William Shakespeare

The Critical Heritage Volume 1 1623-1692
Author: Brian Vickers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113478368X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 460
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The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling students and researchers to read for themselves, for example, comments on early performances of Shakespeare's plays, or reactions to the first publication of Jane Austen's novels. The carefully selected sources range from landmark essays in the history of criticism to journalism and contemporary opinion, and little published documentary material such as letters and diaries. Significant pieces of criticism from later periods are also included, in order to demonstrate the fluctuations in an author's reputation. Each volume contains an introduction to the writer's published works, a selected bibliography, and an index of works, authors and subjects. The Collected Critical Heritage set will be available as a set of 68 volumes and the series will also be available in mini sets selected by period (in slipcase boxes) and as individual volumes.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]

Actor's Edition
Author: Adam Long,Daniel Singer,Jess Winfield
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1476850550
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 80
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(Applause Books). To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Reduced Shakespeare Company's classic farce, two of its original writer/performers (Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield) have thoroughly revised the show to bring it up to date for 21st-century audiences, incorporating some of the funniest material from the numerous amateur and professional productions that have been performed around the world. The cultural touchstone that is The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) was born when three inspired, charismatic comics, having honed their pass-the-hat act at Renaissance fairs, premiered their preposterous masterwork at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1987. It quickly became a worldwide phenomenon, earning the title of London's second-longest-running comedy after a decade at the Criterion Theatre. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) is one of the world's most frequently produced plays, and has been translated into several dozen languages. Featured are all 37 of Shakespeare's plays, meant to be performed in 97 minutes, by three actors. Fast paced, witty, and physical, it's full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.