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Four Comedies The Taming of the Shrew, a Midsummer Night's Dream, the Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night

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ISBN-10: 0553212818

ISBN-13: 9780553212815

Edition: N/A

Authors: William Shakespeare, David Bevington, David Scott Kastan, James Hammersmith, Robert Kean Turner

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THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Robust and bawdy, The Taming of the Shrew captivates audiences with outrageous humor as Katharina, the shrew, engages in a contest of wills–and love–with her bridegroom, Petruchio, in a comedy of unmatched theatrical brilliance, filled with visual gags and witty repartee. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM Fairy magic, love spells, and an enchanted wood turn the mismatched rivalries of four young lovers into a marvelous mix-up of desire and enchantment, all touched by Shakespeare’s inimitable vision of the intriguing relationship between dreams and the waking world. THE MERCHANT OF VENICE This dark comedy of love and money contains one of the truly mythic figures in…    
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Book details

List price: $6.99
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/1/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 4.00" wide x 6.75" long x 1.25" 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,…    

HYAM PLUTZIK (1911-1962) was the Deane Professor of Rhetoric and Poetry at the University of Rochester. The author of six volumes of poetry, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1961. DAVID SCOTT KASTAN is the George M. Bodman Professor of English at Yale University and one of the most widely read of American literary scholars.