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Stories from Shakespeare

Stories from Shakespeare

by Marchette Chute
Stories from Shakespeare

Stories from Shakespeare

by Marchette Chute


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In Stories from Shakespeare, Marchette Chute opens wide the gateway to the most varied and glorious world ever created by one man. Her retellings of all thirty-six First Folio plays are superbly lucid. It is not Ms. Chute's purpose to provide a substitute for these immortal comedies, tragedies, and histories; rather she seeks to provide the modern reader with essential insight into Shakespeare's narrative genius, clarifying the intricacies of plot and sharply delineating a host of characters, major and minor alike. This she does with surpassing grace and unobtrusive scholarship, closely following the sequence of onstage action and illuminating it with choice quotations and perceptive comments. The New Yorker has termed this work "a beautifully done job."

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780452010611
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/01/1959
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 975,256
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.74(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Marchette Chute (1909–1994) was an American writer best known for her biographies of British literary giants, including Geoffrey Chaucer of EnglandShakespeare of London, and Ben Jonson of Westminster. She was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and president of the PEN American Center.

Table of Contents


The Comedies
The Comedy of Errors
Love's Labour's Lost
The Taming of the Shrew
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Merchant of Venice
The Merry Wives of Windsor
As You Like It
Much Ado About Nothing
Twelfth Night
All's Well That Ends Well
Measure for Measure
The Winter's Tale
The Tempest

The Tragedies
Titus Andronicus
Romeo and Juliet
Julius Caesar
Troilus and Cressida
King Lear
Timon of Athens
Antony and Cleopatra

The Histories
King John
Richard II
Henry IV, Part One
Henry IV, Part Two
Henry V
Henry VI, Part One
Henry VI, Part Two
Henry VI, Part Three
Richard III
Henry VIII

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