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Five Great Comedies Much Ado about Nothing, a Midsummer Night's Dream, as You Like It, Twelfth Night, the Merry Wives of Windsor

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ISBN-10: 0486440869

ISBN-13: 9780486440866

Edition: 2005

Authors: William Shakespeare

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Merriment abounds in five of the Bard's most popular comedies: "Much Ado About Nothing, in which a betrothed couple sets a lover's trap for a confirmed bachelor and his sharp-tongued sparring partner; "Twelfth Night; or What You Will, the tale of a shipwrecked maiden who disguises herself as a boy and assists a duke in wooing a recalcitrant sweetheart; "A Midsummer Night's Dream, in which the fairies of an enchanted forest employ a love potion to sport with four young lovers; "As You Like It, concerning the retreat of banished royalty to a greenwood, where the constraints of everyday life are loosened and the characters free to reinvent themselves; and "The Merry Wives of Windsor, starring…    
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Book details

List price: $5.50
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/13/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Although there are many myths and mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare, a great deal is actually known about his life. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous merchant and local politician and Mary Arden, who had the wealth to send their oldest son to Stratford Grammar School. At 18, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, the 27-year-old daughter of a local farmer, and they had their first daughter six months later. He probably developed an interest in theatre by watching plays performed by traveling players in Stratford while still in his youth. Some time before 1592, he left his family to take up residence in London,…    

Much Ado About Nothing
Note
Dramatis Persone
Act I
Act II
Act III
Act IV
Act V
Twelfth Night; or, What You Will
Note
Dramatis Persone
Act I
Act II
Act III
Act IV
Act V
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Note
Dramatis Persone
Act I
Act II
Act III
Act IV
Act V
As You Like It
Note
Dramatis Persone
Act I
Act II
Act III
Act IV
Act V
Epilogue
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Note
Dramatis Persone
Act I
Act II
Act III
Act IV
Act V