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Shakespeare Complete Works

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ISBN-10: 1408152010

ISBN-13: 9781408152010

Edition: 2nd 2011 (Revised)

Authors: William Shakespeare, Ann Thompson, David Scott Kastan, Richard Proudfoot

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List price: $30.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 12/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1392
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 2.310
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,…    

The General Editors of The Arden Shakespeare Third Series are: Richard Proudfoot, Emeritus Professor, King's College London Ann Thompson, King's College London David Scott Kastan, Yale University H.R. Woudhuysen, University College, London Associate General Editor George Walton Williams, Emeritus Professor, Duke University

List of illustrations
General Editors' prefac
Introduction
Why Shakespeare?
Shakespeare: the life
Shakespeare and the theatre
Shakespeare in print
Shakespeare's reading and reading Shakespeare
Afterlife
Shakespeare's Sonnets
A Lover's Complaint
Venus and Adonis
Lucrece
The Passionate Pilgrim 'The Phoenix and Turtle'
All's Well That Ends Well
cAntony and Cleopatra
As You Like It
The Comedy of Errors
Coriolanus
Cymbeline
Hamlet
Julius Caesar
King Henry IV Part 1
King Henry IV Part 2
King Henry V Part 3
King Henry VI, Part 1
King Henry VI, Part 2
King Henry VI, Part 3
King Henry VIII
King John
King Lear
King Richard II
King Richard III
Love's Labour's Lost
Macbeth
Measure for Measure
The Merchant of Venice
The Merry Wives of Windsor
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Much Ado About Nothing
Othello
PericlesF.D. HoenigerRomeo and JulietBrian Gibbons
The Taming of the Shrew
The Tempest
Timon of Athens
Titus Andronicus
Troilus and Cressida
Twelfth Night
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
The Two Noble Kinsmen
The Winter's Tale
Double Falsehood
Bibliography
Index of first lines of sonnets
Index of first lines of songs
Glossary
Title-page, with a portrait of Shakespeare engraved by Droeshout, from the First Folio printed by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount, 1623 (British Library/ courtesy Bridgeman Art Library)
Shakespeare as twentieth-century cultural icon, selling lager(courtesy Carling Black Label)
Portrait of Richard Burbage, leading actor of the Chamberlain's Men (Dulwich Picture Gallery/courtesy Bridgeman Art Library)
The Globe Theatre, as recreated in the 1990s on London's Bankside (courtesy Globe Theatre)
Detail from Wenzel Hollar's engraving A Long Bird's-Eye View of London, 1647, showing the rebuilt Globe (Guildhall Library, Corporation of London/courtesy Bridgeman Art Library)
The principal actors in the King's Men, as listed in the First Folio of 1623 (courtesy British Library)
The earliest illustration of a work by-Shakespeare; a scene from Titus Andronictts, attributed Co Henry Peacham, c.1595, 1605 or 1615 (courtesy the Marquess of Bath, Longieat House, Warminster, Wilts)
Title-page of the First Quarto of Love's Labour's Lost, 1598 (courtesy British Library)
Title-page of the First Quarto of King Lear, 1608 (courtesy British Library)
The catalogue of 35 of Shakespeare's plays as listed in the First Folio, 1623 (courtesy British Library)
The second epistle 'To the great variety of readers', prefacing the First Folio, 1623, and signed by John Heminges and Henry Condell {courtesy British Library)
The three witches in the television cartoon version of Macbeth (1993) (courtesy S4C International)
David Garrick in four of his most famous Shakespearean roles, from a contemporary engraving (courtesy Bridgeman Art Library)
Ellen Terry as Mistress Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor (courtesy Hulton Deutsch Collection)
A modern production of A Midsummer Night's Dream (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1994) (courtesy Donald Cooper, Photostage)
Sir Henry Beerbohm Tree in the surviving silent film fragment of King John, 1899 (courtesy Hulton Picture Library)
Laurence Olivier as the King in the 1944 film of Henry K (courtesy The Kobal Collection)
Akira Kurosawa's Japanese film version of Macbeth, Throne of Blood, 1957 (courtesy The Kobal Collection)
Genealogical table showing the houses of York and Lancaster