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THE COMPLETE PLAYS OF SHAKESPEARE (Special Nook Edition) FULL COLOR ILLUSTRATED VERSION: All of William Shakespeare's Unabridged Plays AND Yale Critical Analysis & History of Shakespeare in a Single Volume!) NOOKbook (The Complete Works Collection) [NOOK Book]

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VERY SINGLE PLAY BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (INCLUDING ALL THE TRAGEDIES, COMEDIES AND HISTORIES) ESPECIALLY CREATED FOR NOOK: ANNOTATED AND FULLY ILLUSTRATED!

- Over 12 full color (color enabled device required) illustrations and photographs including Shakespeare's birthplace, portraits of Shakespeare, Shakespeare's First Folio, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Scenes from ...
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THE COMPLETE PLAYS OF SHAKESPEARE (Special Nook Edition) FULL COLOR ILLUSTRATED VERSION: All of William Shakespeare's Unabridged Plays AND Yale Critical Analysis & History of Shakespeare in a Single Volume!) NOOKbook (The Complete Works Collection)

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Overview

VERY SINGLE PLAY BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (INCLUDING ALL THE TRAGEDIES, COMEDIES AND HISTORIES) ESPECIALLY CREATED FOR NOOK: ANNOTATED AND FULLY ILLUSTRATED!

- Over 12 full color (color enabled device required) illustrations and photographs including Shakespeare's birthplace, portraits of Shakespeare, Shakespeare's First Folio, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Scenes from Shakespeare's plays, and Shakespeare's grave.
- Over 300 pages of additional biographical and historical materials
- Over 14 critical essays from leading Shakespeare scholars from Yale University on various aspects of Shakespeare's life and literary legacy
- Fully NOOKbook enabled with fully interactive table of contents and Nook Lending Technology enabled


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Illustrations

The Complete Tragedies
Titus Andronicus
Romeo and Juliet
The Life and Death of Julius Caesar
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
Troilus and Cressida
Othello, the Moor of Venice
King Lear
The Tragedy of Macbeth
The Life of Timon of Athens
The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra
The Tragedy of Coriolanus

The Complete Histories
The Life and Death of King John
The Life and Death of Richard the Second
The First part of King Henry the Fourth
The second part of King Henry the Fourth
The Life of King Henry the Fifth
The First part of King Henry the Sixth
The Second part of King Henry the Sixth
The Third part of King Henry the Sixth
The Life of King Henry the Eighth
The Life and Death of Richard the Third

The Complete Comedies
All’s Well That Ends Well
As You Like It
The Comedy of Errors
Love’s Labour ’s Lost
Measure for Measure
The Merry Wives of Windsor
The Merchant of Venice
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Much Ado About Nothing
The Taming of the Shrew
Twelfth Night or, What You Will
The Two Gentlemen of Verona

The Complete Romances
Pericles, Prince of Tyre
Cymbeline
The Winter’s Tale
The Tempest

HISTORY, BIOGRAPHY AND CRITICAL ESSAYS ON SHAKESPEARE:

- AN OUTLINE OF SHAKESPEARE'S LIFE
- ENGLISH DRAMA BEFORE SHAKESPEARE
- THE ELIZABETHAN THEATER
- ELIZABETHAN LONDON
- SHAKESPEARE'S NONDRAMATIC WORKS
- THE SEQUENCE OF SHAKESPEARE's PLAYS
- SHAKESPEARE'S DEVELOPMENT AS A DRAMATIST
- THE CHIEF SOURCES OF SHAKESPEARE'S PLAYS
- HOW SHAKESPEARE GOT INTO PRINT
- THE PLAYS OF THE FIRST PERIOD—IMITATION AND EXPERIMENT
- THE PLAYS OF THE SECOND PERIOD—COMEDY AND HISTORY
- THE PLAYS OF THE THIRD PERIOD—TRAGEDY
- THE PLAYS OF THE FOURTH PERIOD—ROMANTIC TRAGI-COMEDY
- FAMOUS MISTAKES AND DELUSIONS ABOUT SHAKESPEARE


EXCERPT

"But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.
Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,
Who is already sick and pale with grief,
That thou her maid art far more fair than she:
Be not her maid, since she is envious;
Her vestal livery is but sick and green
And none but fools do wear it; cast it off.
It is my lady, O, it is my love!
O, that she knew she were!"

- Romeo and Juliet


"From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remember'd;
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition:
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day."

- Henry V


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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012224446
  • Publisher: The Complete Works Collection
  • Publication date: 2/18/2011
  • Series: The Complete Works Collection , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 43,944
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564 - died 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.

He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, where he died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare's survive, and there has been considerable speculation about his private life in particular.

Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication and artistry by the end of the 16th century. He then wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth, considered some of the finest works in the English language. In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances, and collaborated with other playwrights.

Many of his plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy during his lifetime. In 1623, two of his former theatrical colleagues published the First Folio, a collected edition of his dramatic works that included all but two of the plays now recognised as Shakespeare's.

Shakespeare was a respected poet and playwright in his own day, but his reputation did not rise to its present heights until the 19th century. The Romantics, in particular, acclaimed Shakespeare's genius, and the Victorians worshipped Shakespeare with a reverence that George Bernard Shaw called "bardolatry".In the 20th century, his work was repeatedly adopted and rediscovered by new movements in scholarship and performance. His plays remain highly popular today and are constantly studied, performed and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the world.
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  • Posted February 19, 2011

    ABSOLUTELY SUPERB!

    This is a stunning full color collection of the Bard's complete plays. It was delivered very quickly and works flawlessly on my Nook Color with links to every single section of every single play!

    151 out of 153 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 10, 2011

    nice but no line numbers

    Easy to read and use, but no line numbers. Makes it difficult to use for a course on Shakespeare.

    150 out of 151 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 19, 2011

    Outstanding in every way

    This is a great purchase, and the essays alone are worth several times this price. And to imagine that you get all the plays of Shakespeare as well as free delivery! Unbelievable.

    148 out of 149 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 23, 2011

    At this price, you would be crazy not to have this in your library!

    One of the great things about the Nook is being able to keep classic favorites at your fingertips. Since picking this up I have reread three of the histories and plan to embark on Othello during my next lull. If there is one drawback, it is the footnotes. I think about a third or half of the words I wanted a definition of were not listed. It wasn't the end of the world, but the very process of looking up an ebook reference is more time consuming than just going to the bottom of the page. Therefore it was a bit frustrating when "definition not found" kept popping up. Otherwise this edition at this price is practically a public service.

    145 out of 145 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 19, 2011

    Two Thumbs Up, Way Up.

    An excellent addition to my Nook library. I really enjoy having ALL of the Shakespearean plays in a single volume. It works very well on my Nook and navigation is a breeze.

    Very happy with this book.

    142 out of 144 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2011

    Just brilliant

    Perfect for all lovers of Shakespeare

    140 out of 142 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2011

    Tempest in the Romances Section

    This is a true complete plays of Shakespeare. The Tempest is included in the Romance section, in addition to the Tragedies, Histories and Comedies.

    140 out of 142 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2011

    Excellent

    Great collection. Highly recommended.

    137 out of 142 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2011

    Wonderful bargain

    Very pleased with this purchase

    136 out of 140 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 10, 2011

    JUST AWESOME!!!

    This is just awesome. Shakespeare's work is without parallel in the English language, but what is even more amazing are the critical essays that come with this volume by Yale University scholars. Just awesome!

    136 out of 138 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2011

    Classic Works by the Bard

    Gott alove Shakespeare. For beuatiful English, he just cannot be beat.

    136 out of 137 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 21, 2011

    Very nice full color photographs

    This once comes with very nice full color illustrations which work well on my Nook color.

    136 out of 137 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2011

    Superb collection

    This is a great collection with full color illustrations and a chock-full of critical and historical commentary. Two thumbs up.

    136 out of 136 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 11, 2011

    Amazing Collection at an Amazing Price

    This is a great collection and the price is great as well. Just a terrific bargain, well recommended.

    135 out of 135 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2011

    Very fast delivery and smooth navigation on Nook color

    I am happy with this purchase!

    135 out of 136 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2011

    Excellent Collection

    Very nice collection which will keep me busy for awhile!

    134 out of 135 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 4, 2012

    Excellent collection

    All of Shakespeare's plays in one place, listed by type: tragedy, comedy, history and romance. The only thing I didn't like was that searching by "chapter" meant by play. You can't go to a specific act in any specific play, except by page. Still, I found no strange punctuation or words run together. The plays themselves are correct.
    It's Shakespeare! He speaks for himself.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2011

    Complete Plays? Where's the Tempest?

    Be sure to check the list of included plays before buying. Some plays (i.e. The Tempest) are not there. On the other hand, the NookBook will open and can be read, unlike other versions...

    3 out of 143 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 15, 2011

    Says it has annotations, but it doesn't! Rip off.

    Gonna go search it more to see if I'm missing something, but I'm not happy.

    2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2012

    No Act, Scene or Lines in text.

    Impossible to use for a class or to write a paper. No way to cite.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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