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As You Like It (The New Cambridge Shakespeare)

by William Shakespeare Michael Hattaway

Shakespeare's As You Like It can appear bright or sombre in performance: a feast of language and a delight for comic actors; or a risk-taking exploration of gender roles. This updated edition provides an account of what makes this popular play both innocent and dangerous. There is a section on recent critical, stage and film interpretations of the play, an updated reading list and a new appendix on an early court performance of As You Like It in 1599. Mapping the complexities of the play's setting - a no man's land related to both France and England, the edition also includes detailed commentary on its language and an analytical account of performance.

As You Like It Thrift Study Edition

by William Shakespeare

Includes the unabridged text of Shakespeare's classic play plus a complete study guide that helps readers gain a thorough understanding of the work's content and context. The comprehensive guide includes scene-by-scene summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography, analytical paper topics, list of characters, bibliography, and more.

A Choice of Shakespeare's Verse

by William Shakespeare Ted Hughes

Shakespeare's best as chosen by the Ted Hughes. According to most anthologies, Shakespeare wrote only sonnets and songs for his plays. The reason for this is the reluctance of anthologists to break into the sacred precincts of his drama and start looting portable chunks ... Yet when the great speeches of his plays are taken out of context they are no more difficult to understand and appropriate than those by other great poets. This clear, compact, inviting selection of Shakespeare's verse opens the door to new readers of our greatest writer and deepens lifelong readers' understanding of his work. Ted Hughes spent his life considering Shakespeare's works and drawing on them for his own poetry; his book-length account of Shakespeare's development, Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete Being, was one of the most distinctive works of literary criticism of recent years. For this selection, Hughes deliberately took strong, relatively self-contained passages of Shakespeare's verse out of the plays and arranged them in a pattern, like beads on a string, including the best-known songs and sonnets. The result is at once a revealing sequence of Shakespeare's verse and an anthology of his greatest bits.

CliffsComplete A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare Michael Mcmahon

In the CliffsComplete guides, the play's complete text and a glossary appear side-by-side with coordinating numbered lines to help you understand unusual words and phrasing. You'll also find all the commentary and resources of a standard CliffsNotes for Literature. <P> CliffsComplete A Midsummer Night's Dream has long been one of Shakespeare's most popular plays. Its magical atmosphere, farcical plot, hilarious play-within-a-play, and general air of celebration have been enjoyed by nearly every generation since it was written. Everything is not what it seems in this play. Stay on top of what's really going on -- and save valuable studying time -- all at once. Enhance your reading of A Midsummer Night's Dream with these additional features: A summary and insightful commentary for each act Bibliography and historical background on the author, William Shakespeare A look at the historical context and structure of the play Discussions on the play's symbols and themes A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Review questions, a quiz, discussion topics (essay questions), activity ideas A ResourceCenter full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Streamline your literature study with all-in-one help from CliffsComplete guides!

La comedia de los errores

by William Shakespeare

Escrita en 1954 o poco antes, La comedia de los errores adapta al genio shakespeariano la comedia de enredos con que Plauto divertía siglos antes a Roma. Junto a una incipiente capacidad para construir personajes, Shakespeare despliega en esta hilarante obra relativamente temprana un agudo ingenio verbal y una asombrosa maestría para complicar la trama. De allí que sea ésta una de sus obras más representadas en Inglaterra.

Comedias. Obra completa 1

by William Shakespeare

Por primera vez en lengua española, todo el teatro y la poesía de William Shakespeare al alcance de los lectores en nuevas ediciones de bolsillo. Comedias es el primer volumen de una colección de cinco que reúne las mejores traducciones contemporáneas, respetando el verso y la prosa originales. Un festín para los amantes de las buenas letras.Edición de Andreu Jaume.Los dos caballeros de Veronaversión de Pablo Armando FernándezLa comedia de los erroresversión de Hugo Chaparro ValderramaLa doma de la fieraversión de Víctor ObiolsTrabajos de amor en vanoversión de Alberto SilvaSueño de noche de veranoversión de Agustín García CalvoEl mercader de Veneciaversión de Vicente Molina FoixMucho ruido y pocas nuecesversión de Edmundo Paz SoldánComo les gusteversión de María Enriqueta González PadillaLas alegres casadas de Windsorversión de José María ValverdeNoche de Epifanía o Lo que queráisversión de Federico Patán

Comedias (Obra completa Shakespeare 1)

by William Shakespeare

Los mejores libros jamás escritos. «El lunático, el enamorado y el poetason todos ensamblados de imaginación.»Sueño de una noche de verano, V, i Cuando se estudia un genio de la magnitud de William Shakespeare, es imposible medir el alcance de su obra. En un primer momento quizá se evoquen grandes tragedias o tapices históricos, pero Shakespeare se caracteriza también por un instinto radicalmente cómico. En sus agudos juegos de palabras, en los equívocos que sustentan tramas monumentales o en la forma en que recurre al artificio para desentrañar una verdad, siempre se esconde su eterno interés por lo humano. Comedias es el primer volumen de una colección de cinco que reúne la obra completa de Shakespeare. Aquí se incluyen Los dos caballeros de Verona, La comedia de los errores, La doma de la fiera, Trabajos de amor en vano, Sueño de una nochede verano, El mercader de Venecia, Mucho ruido y pocas nueces, Como les guste, Las alegres casadas de Windsor y Noche de Epifanía. Esta edición, a cargo de Andreu Jaume, quien firma también la introducción, presenta las mejores traducciones contemporáneas, respetando el verso y la prosa originales. Un festín para los amantes de las buenas letras.

Comedies

by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare forged his tremendous art in the crucible of his comic imagination, which throughout his life enveloped and contained his tragic one. His early comedies, with their baroque poetic exuberance, intense theatricality, explosive bursts of humor, and superbly concrete realizations of the dialects of love, capture as in a chrysalis all that he was to become. They provide a complete inventory of the mind of our greatest writer in the middle of his golden youth. This volume contains The Comedy of Errors, The Taming of the Shrew, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Love's Labor's Lost, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and its companion piece, Romeo and Juliet, which Tony Tanner describes in his introduction as "a tragedy by less than one minute." The texts, authoritatively edited by Sylvan Barnet, are supplemented with textual notes, bibliographies, a detailed chronology of Shakespeare's life and times, and a substantial introduction in which Tanner discusses each play individually and in the context of Shakespeare's oeuvre.

The Comedies of Shakespeare

by William Shakespeare

This Modern Library edition presents all fourteen comedies--each complete and unabridged--in the Shakespearean canon, along with notes and glossary. Here are: The Tempest The Two Gentlemen of Verona The Merry Wives of Windsor Measure for Measure The Comedy of Errors Much Ado About Nothing Love's Labour's Lost A Midsummer-Night's Dream The Merchant of Venice As You Like It The Taming of the Shrew All's Well That Ends Well Twelfth-Night The Winter's Tale

Comedies, Volume 2

by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare's later comedies were written at the astonishing pace of about two plays a year. In them, he moves beyond the farce of his earlier comedies to richer and more varied dramas. These range from the famous "problem plays," which blend humor with tragedy, to the idyllic romances set in such timeless locales as the Forest of Arden. They contain some of his wittiest and most memorable characters, from cross-dressing heroines, bantering lovers, and wisecracking fools to the villainous but sympathetic Shylock and the boisterous and bawdy Falstaff. This volume contains The Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, All's Well That Ends Well, and Measure for Measure. The authoritatively edited text of the plays is supplemented with footnotes, bibliographies, a detailed chronology of Shakespeare's life and times, and a substantial introduction in which Tony Tanner discusses each play individually and in the context of Shakespeare's work.

The Comedy of Errors

by William Shakespeare

Based on a pair of comic dramas from ancient Rome, The Comedy of Errors presents a spectacle of pure farce in the spirit of utmost fun and -- as the title suggests -- hilarious confusion. Two sets of identical twins provide the basis for ongoing incidents of mistaken identity, within a lively plot of quarrels, arrests, and a grand courtroom denouement. One of Shakespeare's earliest dramatic efforts, the play abounds in his trademark conceits, puns, and other forms of fanciful wordplay. It also foreshadows his later and greater comedies, offering students and scholars a valuable key to the playwright's development.

The Comedy of Errors

by William Shakespeare

Two sets of identical twins provide the basis for ongoing incidents of mistaken identity, within a lively plot of quarrels, arrests, and a grand courtroom denouement. One of Shakespeare's earliest dramatic efforts, the play abounds in his trademark conceits, puns, and other forms of fanciful wordplay, foreshadowing his later and greater comedies.

The Comedy of Errors

by William Shakespeare

Book Description The shortest and probably earliest of Shakespeare's comedies, The Comedy of Errors is the story of identical twin brothers who are raised apart-and then mistaken for each other.

The Comedy of Errors

by William Shakespeare

This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

The Comedy of Errors

by William Shakespeare

Book Description The shortest and probably earliest of Shakespeare's comedies, The Comedy of Errors is the story of identical twin brothers who are raised apart-and then mistaken for each other.

The Comedy of Errors

by William Shakespeare Stephen Orgel A. R. Braunmuller Frances E. Dolan

"I feel that I have spent half my career with one or another Pelican Shakespeare in my back pocket. Convenience, however, is the least important aspect of the new Pelican Shakespeare series. Here is an elegant and clear text for either the study or the rehearsal room, notes where you need them and the distinguished scholarship of the general editors, Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller who understand that these are plays for performance as well as great texts for contemplation." (Patrick Stewart) The distinguished Pelican Shakespeare series, which has sold more than four million copies, is now completely revised and repackaged. Each volume features: * Authoritative, reliable texts * High quality introductions and notes * New, more readable trade trim size * An essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare and essays on Shakespeare's life and the selection of texts

The Comedy of Errors

by William Shakespeare Paul Werstine Dr Barbara Mowat

Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors is the slapstick farce of his youth. In it, the lost twin sons of the old merchant Egeon--both named Antipholus--find themselves in Ephesus, without either one even knowing of the other's existence. Meanwhile, Egeon has arrived in search of the son he thinks is still alive--and has been sentenced to death for the "crime" of being from Syracuse. To add to the confusion, the two Antipholuses have twin servants, both named Dromio. As the four men unwittingly encounter each other, the play is crammed with wildly escalating misunderstandings before the truth emerges and Egeon is pardoned. Shakespeare bases his story on Plautus's Menaechmi, a play about identical twins who accidentally meet after a lifetime apart. He borrows from another Plautus play by having Adriana, the wife of one Antipholus, entertain the other. The spirited Adriana often gives speeches evoking strong emotions--as do other characters at times. Even here, Shakespeare suggests complexities beyond the farce. The authoritative edition of The Comedy of Errors from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, is now available as an eBook. Features include: · 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 famous lines and phrases · An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language · Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books · An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play

The Comedy of Errors (The New Cambridge Shakespeare)

by William Shakespeare T. S. Dorsch

Ros King provides a completely new Introduction to the existing text and commentary for this updated edition of The Comedy of Errors. She argues that the play cannot be regarded only as a farcical romp based on a classical model, but should be considered part of a critically misunderstood genre of tragi-comedy. Stressing the play's underlying seriousness, the Introduction pays special attention to its religious imagery.

Complete Sonnets

by William Shakespeare

Without a doubt the most important of Shakespeare's nondramatic works, the sonnets have engendered reams of scholarly disputation as to the identity of "the dark lady" and the "lovely boy" to whom the vast majority are addressed. Controversy has also long simmered over the full name of the "W.H." of the dedication. What is not in dispute is the superior quality of these lyrics, which rank among the finest sonnets ever written -- in any language.Overt 150 poems deal with love, friendship, the tyranny of time, beauty's evanescence in power, death, and other themes in language unsurpassed in power, precision, and beauty. Now this inexpensive Dover edition enables any lover of poetry or fine literature to have this exquisite verse in his or her personal library. A brief glossary illuminates a number of archaic terms.Includes a selection from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Complete Works of William Shakespeare

by William Shakespeare Michael A. Cramer

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 special volume for Shakespeare fans everywhere.This Canterbury Classics edition of William Shakespeare's works includes all of his poems and plays in an elegant, keepsake edition. Whether for a Shakespeare devotee or someone just discovering him, this is the perfect place to experience the drama of Shakespeare's words. A scholarly introduction provides additional context and insight into the poems and plays.Lexile score: NP

Coriolanus

by William Shakespeare

A highly political play, Coriolanus concerns a military hero of ancient Rome who attempts to shift from his career as a general to become a candidate for public office -- a disastrous move that leads to his collaborating with the enemy and heading an attack on Rome. Despite his battlefield confidence and accomplishments, Coriolanus proves psychologically ill-suited as a candidate for the office of consul and makes an easy scapegoat for the restless citizenry and his political opponents. The last of Shakespeare's tragedies, Coriolanus was written in approximately 1608 and derived from Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans. A timeless tale of pride, revenge, and political chicanery, it remains ever-relevant for modern readers and audiences.

Coriolanus

by William Shakespeare

Coriolanus is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, written between 1605 and 1608. The play is based on the life of the legendary Roman leader, Gaius Marcius Coriolanus. Although a lesser known work than his other plays, it was famously praised by the poet T.S. Eliot as being superior to Hamlet.

Coriolanus

by William Shakespeare Sylvan Barnet Reuben Arthur Brower

The story of an ancient Roman soldier whose political machinations and military might gain him heroic status, but ultimately lead to his assassination.

Coriolanus

by William Shakespeare Jonathan Bate Eric Rasmussen

"O mother, mother! What have you done?"--Coriolanus Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide a fresh new edition of this gripping political and personal tragedy--along with more than a hundred pages of exclusive features, including * an original Introduction to Coriolanus* incisive scene-by-scene synopsis and analysis with vital facts about the work* commentary on past and current productions based on interviews with leading directors, actors, and designers* photographs of key RSC productions* an overview of Shakespeare's theatrical career and chronology of his plays Ideal for students, theater professionals, and general readers, these modern and accessible editions from the Royal Shakespeare Company set a new standard in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century. (From the Trade Paperback edition.)

Coriolanus

by William Shakespeare Jonathan Crewe

This edition presents a new look at Coriolanus in accordance with the work of the Shakespeare and Schools Project, the national curriculum for English and developments at GCSE and A level. Cambridge School Shakespeare considers the play as theater and the text as script, enabling pupils to inhabit the imaginative world of the play in an accessible, meaningful and creative way.

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