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Tempest

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ISBN-10: 0743482832

ISBN-13: 9780743482837

Edition: 2004

Authors: William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare

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Each edition 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 famous lines and phrases An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare booksEssay by Barbara A. MowatThe Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the…    
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Book details

List price: $5.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 7/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
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,…    

List of illustrations
Series editors' preface
Acknowledgements
Editor's note
List of abbreviations
List of productions
Introduction
List of characters
The Tempest and commentary
Selected textual variations
List of principal players
Bibliography
Index