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William Shakespeare Complete Works: [Remastered for Nook] [NOOK Book]

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Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

William Shakespeare

The complete works of Shakespeare is considered among the greatest writtings in all of English literature. This Nook ebook contains all of Shakespeare's complete ...
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Overview

Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

William Shakespeare

The complete works of Shakespeare is considered among the greatest writtings in all of English literature. This Nook ebook contains all of Shakespeare's complete plays and complete poems in a new, easy-to-read and easy-to-navigate unabridged format. Inlcuded is a fully naviagtional table of contents. Never has there been a more inclusive collection of Shakespeare's works.

Included:


Biography
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
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015609448
  • Publisher: Literary Classic Collection
  • Publication date: 4/10/2012
  • Series: Literary Classic Collection , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 303,580
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616)[nb 1] 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 brought up 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 at age 49, where he died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare's private life survive, and there has been considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, sexuality, religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others.

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, Othello, 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.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    SO MUCH BETTER THAN TWO BEST-SELLLERS

    The essays explaining how each issue of grammar, spelling, pronunciation and more were considered and resolved were fascinating. So many threads required to weave a volume that is faithful to the source and easy for a modern reader to understand!

    And no irritating blank pages popping in at random.

    AND that is just the sample!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2012

    If your a fan of Shakespeare this is a must buy.

    This version includes all the plays and all the poems. It is really a fantastic deal. Now here is where this book is different from the other Shakespeare collections: it is MUCH EASIER to read because the character names are offset from the dialogue.

    I will say nothing about the works themselves, as the name "Shakespeare" speaks for itself. What I liked about this particular version was the formatting for the plays for Nook. I cannot say if it is the best or not. However, I took a few minutes to look at several of the many versions available and liked this the best of these. The presentation of the sonnets is simple and servicable.
    The Navigation is also perfect, with a main TOC linking you to every play, and every play has its own TOC linking you to the specific ACTS and SCENES. If you're a fan of Shakespeare or even just a fan of books in general, this is a no brainer.

    Highly Recommended!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2012

    Awesome ebook and nicely formatted!

    Awesome ebook and nicely formatted!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2014

    No Line Numbers

    Although this might suffice for a casual reader, anyone seeking to use this version as an academic reference will be dissapointed.

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