The Two Noble Kinsmen – William Shakespeare

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The Two Noble Kinsmen

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: September 4, 2014

Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com

Seller: Public Domain


Two friends and cousins, Palamon and Arcite, are imprisoned after a battle. They see Princess Emilia from their window and both fall in love. They become rivals, and Arcite wins her, but after a fall from a horse, gives her to Palamon with his dying breath.

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Twelfth Night – William Shakespeare

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Twelfth Night

or What You Will

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: April 30, 2014

Publisher: Lea Abot

Seller: Lea Abot


Orsino loves Olivia Olivia loves Cesario Cesario is Viola in disguise Viola loves Orsino Malvolio loves Olivia Sir Toby loves Maria Sir Andrew loves Olivia And everyone hates Malvolio

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Romeo and Juliet – William Shakespeare

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Romeo and Juliet

Greatest Classic Books of All Time

William Shakespeare

Genre: Performing Arts

Publish Date: July 1, 2017

Publisher: ClassicBooks.top

Seller: Khakim Aminov


Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays. Today, the title characters are regarded as archetypal young lovers.

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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works – William Shakespeare

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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare

Genre: Art History

Publish Date: January 22, 2018

Publisher: Pandora’s Box

Seller: De Marque, Inc.


This collection gathers together the works by William Shakespeare in a single, convenient, high quality volume! The Comedies: A Midsummer Night's Dream All's Well That Ends Well As You Like It Love’s Labour ’s Lost Measure for Measure Much Ado About Nothing The Comedy of Errors The Merchant of Venice The Merry Wives of Windsor The Taming of the Shrew The Two Gentlemen of Verona Twelfth Night; or, What you will The Romances: Cymbeline Pericles, Prince of Tyre The Tempest The Winter's Tale The Tragedies: King Lear Romeo and Juliet The History of Troilus and Cressida The Life and Death of Julius Caesar The Life of Timon of Athens The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra The Tragedy of Coriolanus The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark The Tragedy of Macbeth The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice Titus Andronicus The Histories: The Life and Death of King John The Life and Death of King Richard the Second The Tragedy of King Richard the Third The first part of King Henry the Fourth The second part of King Henry the Fourth The Life of King Henry V 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 Poetical Works: The Sonnets Sonnets to Sundry Notes of Music A Lover's Complaint The Rape of Lucrece Venus and Adonis The Phoenix and the Turtle The Passionate Pilgrim

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Henry VI, Part 3 – William Shakespeare

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Henry VI, Part 3

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: September 4, 2014

Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com

Seller: Public Domain


A narrative of the Wars of the Roses, the bloody battle for the throne between the Yorkists and Lancastrians.

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Tales from Shakespeare – Charles Lamb

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Tales from Shakespeare

Charles Lamb

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: February 24, 2007

Publisher: Public Domain

Seller: Public Domain


Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb was written to be an 'introduction to the study of Shakespeare', but are much more entertaining than that. All of Shakespeare's best-loved plays, comic and tragic, are retold in a clear and robust style, and their literary quality has made them popular and sought-after ever since their first publication in 1807. This edition contains the delightful pen-and-ink drawings of Arthur Rackham.

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All’s Well That Ends Well – William Shakespeare

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All’s Well That Ends Well

William Shakespeare

Genre: Art & Architecture

Publish Date: June 13, 2018

Publisher: Flip

Seller: Bookwire GmbH


All's Well That Ends Well is a play by William Shakespeare, originally classified as a comedy, though now often counted as one of his problem plays, so-called because they cannot be easily classified as tragedy or comedy. It was probably written in later middle part of Shakespeare's career, between 1601 and 1608, and was first published in the First Folio in 1623. The name of the play comes from the proverb All's well that ends well, which means that problems do not matter so long as the outcome is good.

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Henry VIII – William Shakespeare

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Henry VIII

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: September 4, 2014

Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com

Seller: Public Domain


Shakespeare and John Fletcher collaborated on this retelling of the royal love triangle of Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn and the machinations of Cardinal Wolsey.

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Shakespeare Live! From the RSC – Gregory Doran

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Shakespeare Live! From the RSC

Gregory Doran

Genre: Music Feature Films

Price: $ 14.99

Rental Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: August 16, 2016


The BBC and the Royal Shakespeare Company celebrate 400 years of William Shakespeare and his extraordinary legacy in this hugely ambitious event recorded live at Stratford-upon-Avon. The celebration is hosted by RSC actor and former Doctor Who David Tennant and features stage and screen luminaries Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, and Joseph Fiennes, as well as singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, The English National Opera, The Royal Ballet, and much, much more! The Shakespeare Show tells the story of Shakespeare's life through his own songs, sung by some unexpected faces, often in the places where he lived: from his childhood home, to the church where he was baptized and is now buried. This is a star-studded evening 400 years in the making!

© © 2016 Royal Shakespeare Company / BBC / Open University. All rights reserved.

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Richard III – William Shakespeare

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Richard III

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: September 4, 2014

Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com

Seller: Public Domain


Tale of the psychopathic Richard of York's bloody and manipulative rise to the throne and his defeat and death on Bosworth Field by the future Henry VII (grandfather of Elizabeth I).

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – William Shakespeare

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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William Shakespeare

Genre: Performing Arts

Publish Date: July 1, 2017

Publisher: ClassicBooks.top

Seller: Khakim Aminov


A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy written by William Shakespeare in 1595/96. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (the mechanicals) who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. The play is one of Shakespeare's most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world.

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Romeo and Juliet – William Shakespeare

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Romeo and Juliet

(Eanes Edition)

William Shakespeare

Genre: Fiction & Literature

Publish Date: February 9, 2015

Publisher: The New Book Press, LLC

Seller: The New Book Press, LLC


Half the Page is a Stage™ with the WordPlay™ Shakespeare Series. This revolutionary eBook gives reader/viewers a new way to learn and love Shakespeare. On the left page, you see Shakespeare’s text. On the right page – you see a professional filmed performance of the play. Not just short clips – the whole play. Now, teachers, students, and life long learners can finally see the play, read it, understand it – and enjoy it!

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The Two Gentlemen of Verona – William Shakespeare

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The Two Gentlemen of Verona

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: September 4, 2014

Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com

Seller: Public Domain


The two gents in question, Valentine and Proteus, fall for the same girl, Silvia, which leads to a spectacular quarrel. In the climactic confrontation scene, Valentine, for the sake of friendship, "gives" Silvia to Proteus, who refuses and returns to his abandoned fiancée.

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Macbeth (Enhanced Edition) – William Shakespeare

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Macbeth (Enhanced Edition)

Original Text Next to a Filmed Performance – WordPlay™ Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: September 1, 2014

Publisher: The New Book Press, LLC

Seller: The New Book Press, LLC


Half the Page is a Stage™ with The WordPlay™ Shakespeare Series. This revolutionary eBook gives reader/viewers a new way to learn and love Shakespeare. On the left page, you see Shakespeare’s text. On the right page – you see a professional filmed performance of the play. Not just short clips – the whole play. Now teachers, students, and life long learners can finally see the play, read it, understand it – and enjoy it!

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MURS ft. Rexx Life “Shakespeare On The Low,” Chief Keef “Mailbox” & More | Daily Visuals 9.19.17

Murs stay with the storyline visuals.

This time around the Los Angeles rapper puts a modern twist on the age old Romeo & Juliet story line in the clip to “Shakespeare On The Low” where young love ends in gang related tragedy. Anyone remember DiCaprio’s modern day Romeo & Juliet? No? Good. It was trash.

In his visuals to “Mailbox” Chief Keef turns up the heat on the streets with some torch-bearing women and lit up skateboards that no true sneakerhead would even attempt to hop on.

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Hamlet – William Shakespeare

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Hamlet

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: December 31, 1606

Publisher: Public Domain

Seller: Public Domain


The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, often shortened to Hamlet, is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare at an uncertain date between 1599 and 1602. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet is instructed to enact on his uncle Claudius. Claudius had murdered his own brother, Hamlet's father King Hamlet and then taken the throne, marrying his deceased brother's widow, Hamlet's mother Gertrude.

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The Complete Works of Shakespeare – William Shakespeare

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The Complete Works of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: September 4, 2014

Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com

Seller: Public Domain


The most complete collection of Shakespeare's works available in a single book, containing 41 plays, 7 poems and 154 sonnets. This edition includes co-authored and rare apocrypha works, such as Sir Thomas More and Double Falsehood.

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Love’s Labour’s Lost – William Shakespeare

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Love’s Labour’s Lost

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: September 4, 2014

Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com

Seller: Public Domain


Four young men—the King of Navarre and three friends—promise to foreswear the company of women for three years in order to pursue learning. Unsurprisingly they manage to keep it up for less than a day after the arrival of the young Princess of France and her three ladies.

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King Lear – William Shakespeare

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King Lear

William Shakespeare

Genre: Literary

Publish Date: June 20, 2011

Publisher: Bookbyte Digital

Seller: Somerset Investments, Inc.


"Love's not love when it is mingled with regards that stand aloof from the entire point." King Lear is old and weary, and has reached the age where it is time to divide his kingdom among his heirs: three daughters named Goneril, Regan, and Cordelia. In a final act of vanity, he tells his daughters that he will determine their inheritance according to how much they profess to love him. Cordelia refuses, and her father disowns her and throws her out of the kingdom. Goneril and Regan inherit the kingdom, but the moment they gain power, they begin to plot against their aging father. One of the greatest tragedies ever written, King Lear is a powerful, heartbreaking, bleak, and beautiful play.

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Coriolanus – William Shakespeare

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Coriolanus

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: September 4, 2014

Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com

Seller: Public Domain


The brilliant Roman general Coriolanus may be a military genius but he doesn't really have the common touch. Banished because of his patrician opinions, he leads an assault on his native city. Only the pleadings of his mother Volumnia stop him from sacking Rome, but this change of heart leads to his destruction.

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The Merry Wives of Windsor – William Shakespeare

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The Merry Wives of Windsor

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: September 4, 2014

Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com

Seller: Public Domain


This comedy vehicle for Sir John Falstaff relates how the fat knight gets his comeuppance from the two wealthy married women he is simultaneously courting.

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Pericles – William Shakespeare

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Pericles

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: September 4, 2014

Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com

Seller: Public Domain


Pericles, Prince of Tyre, suffers many misfortunes and is separated from his wife and daughter, but the family is finally reunited by magical means in the temple of Diana.

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Much Ado About Nothing – William Shakespeare

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Much Ado About Nothing

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: September 4, 2014

Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com

Seller: Public Domain


There are two couples in this prototype comedy, but no one pays much attention to the soon-to-wed Claudio and Hero, because the witty oddball adversaries Beatrice and Benedict get all the best lines.

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Timon of Athens – William Shakespeare

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Timon of Athens

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: September 4, 2014

Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com

Seller: Public Domain


With its puzzling plot and unexplained characters, Timon is probably unfinished and rarely performed. Timon is a wealthy citizen of ancient Athens, who spends munificently on parasitic writers and artists. When he loses his wealth his former friends abandon him and he rails against the world and men from his new home in a cave.

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Othello – William Shakespeare

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Othello

The Moor of Venice

William Shakespeare

Genre: Classics

Publish Date: June 16, 2011

Publisher: Bookbyte Digital

Seller: Somerset Investments, Inc.


"Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; Oft got without merit and lost without deserving." In the city of Venice, a dark-skinned military commander named Othello secretly marries the young and fair senator's daughter Desdemona. The interracial marriage draws resentments from other Venetians, particularly from the ambitious and envious soldier Iago, who hates Othello for his success, his way with women, and for overlooking him for promotion. Enlisting the help of Roderigo, another soldier lusting after Desdemona, Iago begins to plot to strip Othello of everything he holds dear, concocting a scheme far more sinister and gruesome than murder…

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Henry V – William Shakespeare

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Henry V

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: September 4, 2014

Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com

Seller: Public Domain


The former wastrel Prince Hal has now become a shrewd and courageous monarch. His invasion of France leads to overwhelming triumph at the battle of Agincourt, not least because of the stirring quality of his speeches to his troops.

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Macbeth (German Edition) – William Shakespeare

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Macbeth (German Edition)

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: October 4, 2010

Publisher: Public Domain

Seller: Public Domain


Das Drama beginnt mit dem gespenstischen Auftritt von drei Hexen, die inmitten eines Gewitters darüber beraten, wann und wo sie mit Macbeth zusammentreffen wollen. Gleichzeitig findet bei Forres die letzte Schlacht der königlichen Truppen Duncans gegen den norwegischen König Sweno statt, der vom Rebellen Macdonwald unterstützt wird. Im Feldlager nahe dem Schlachtfeld wird König Duncan darüber unterrichtet, dass Macdonwald von Macbeth besiegt worden sei und der Thane ofCawdor die Rebellion unterstützt habe. Nach dem Sieg der Schotten ordnet Duncan an, Amt und Würden des Verräters auf Macbeth zu übertragen.

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Romeo y Julieta – William Shakespeare

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Romeo y Julieta

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: June 29, 2013

Publisher: Public Domain

Seller: Public Domain


Romeo y Julieta (título original en francés,  Roméo et Juliette) es una ópera en un prólogo y cinco actos con música de Charles Gounod y libreto en francés de Jules Barbier y Michel Carré, basados en el famosodrama homónimo de Shakespeare. Fue estrenada en el Théâtre Lyrique (Théâtre-Lyrique Impérial du Châtelet), de París, el 27 de abril de 1867. Esta ópera sigue en el repertorio, aunque no está entre las más representadas; en las estadísticas de Operabase aparece la n. º 60 de las cien óperas más representadas en el período 2005-2010, siendo la 5. ª en Francia y la segunda de Gounod, con 72 representaciones. Destaca por su serie de dúos para los personajes principales y la canción de vals "Je veux vivre" para la soprano. 4

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Cymbeline – William Shakespeare

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Cymbeline

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: September 4, 2014

Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com

Seller: Public Domain


The plot of this late comedy set in Ancient Britain is so convoluted—with disguises, false identities, faked deaths and more—it has been suggested it was a private joke by Shakespeare. At the finale almost the entire cast appears, some from the cave where they've been hiding for most of the play, to add a piece to the puzzle's resolution.

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Shakespeare’s Sonnets – William Shakespeare

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Shakespeare’s Sonnets

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: September 4, 2014

Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com

Seller: Public Domain


One of the great sonnet sequences of all time – 154 poems exploring love, desire, envy and jealousy, and the ravages of time. Possibly an autobiographical suite of poems leading us closer to Shakespeare than any other writings can – or simply an abstract intellectual exercise by a supremely gifted writer.

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Titus Andronicus – William Shakespeare

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Titus Andronicus

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: September 4, 2014

Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com

Seller: Public Domain


Taking his cue from the Roman plays of Seneca, Shakespeare piles on the horrors in this tale of murderous revenge. The most appalling moment is either the discovery of Titus's raped daughter Lavinia, with her tongue cut out and her hands chopped off, or the Queen Tamora being forced to eat a pie made from her two sons.

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Shakespeare’s Poems – William Shakespeare

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Shakespeare’s Poems

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: September 4, 2014

Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com

Seller: Public Domain


The complete collection of Shakespeare's six poems: Venus and Adonis Comic, sensual, bawdy and beautiful, this long poem tells of the desire of Venus, goddess of beauty and love, for the young Adonis, who would much rather be hunting, and its tragic end. The Rape of Lucrece Stately and somber, this long poem tells of the desire of Tarquin, Prince of Rome, for the chaste Lucrece, and his rape of her, and of how she comes to kill herself in her shame. A Lover's Complaint A young woman, seduced and abandoned by a charming man, rails against his falsity. The Passionate Pilgrim Most likely a pirated volume containing variants of some of Shakespeare’s sonnets, along with extracts from Love’s Labor’s Lost and poems by unknown authors, possibly by Shakespeare, others likely not. The Phoenix and Turtle An enigmatic poem about the constancy of love between a phoenix (a mythological bird) and a turtledove, likely with allegorical meanings we can no longer understand. To the Queen A short poem honoring her majesty, Queen Elizabeth.

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The Winter’s Tale – William Shakespeare

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The Winter’s Tale

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: September 4, 2014

Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com

Seller: Public Domain


King Leontes becomes convinced his pregnant wife Hermione is having an affair with his best friend.

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Measure for Measure – William Shakespeare

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Measure for Measure

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: September 4, 2014

Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com

Seller: Public Domain


The Duke of Vienna absents himself while some harsh but unused laws against fornication are enforced. His deputy Angelo abuses his powers to satisfy his lust for a young nun Isabella who pleads for the life of her brother. The Duke returns and all is apparently well.

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The Taming of the Shrew – William Shakespeare

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The Taming of the Shrew

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: September 4, 2014

Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com

Seller: Public Domain


Baptista Minola has two daughters, the beautiful Bianca and the shrewish Katherina. A visiting stranger, Petruchio, learns of Katherina's large dowry, marries her and through his own even more extreme actions modifies her behavior.

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King John – William Shakespeare

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King John

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: September 4, 2014

Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com

Seller: Public Domain


John's claim to the English throne is weak and the French king demands his abdication. There follows a dizzying change of alliances, a Papal excommunication and the final poisoning of John by a monk. Throughout, "The Bastard," Richard Lionheart's son, delivers a sardonic commentary on nobility, self-interest and English sovereignty.

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The Complete Works of Shakespeare – William Shakespeare

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The Complete Works of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: September 4, 2014

Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com

Seller: Public Domain


The most complete collection of Shakespeare's works available in a single book, containing 41 plays, 7 poems and 154 sonnets. This edition includes co-authored and rare apocrypha works, such as Sir Thomas More and Double Falsehood.

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All’s Well That Ends Well – William Shakespeare

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All’s Well That Ends Well

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: September 4, 2014

Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com

Seller: Public Domain


Recently wed, spoiled Bertram abandons his wife Helena, and goes off to war saying that unless she can remove the ring from his finger and produce a child by him, he will never consider himself married. The resourceful Helena manages this and regains her charmless husband.

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Shakespeare in an Hour – Christopher Baker

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Shakespeare in an Hour

A Playwrights in an Hour Book

Christopher Baker

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: December 31, 2009

Publisher: Smith and Kraus, Inc.

Seller: Hanover Technology Group


Playwrights in an Hour Designed to provide a platform of knowledge and understanding, this innovative series will connect cast, crew, audience members, and students to the playwright on an unprecedented level. With a heightened theater IQ, a more fulfilling theater experience occurs for all involved, cultivating the success of American Theater.

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Antony & Cleopatra – William Shakespeare

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Antony & Cleopatra

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: September 4, 2014

Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com

Seller: Public Domain


The Egyptian queen's tempestuous romance with Antony is played out against the battles and intrigues of the Roman civil war. After losing the battle of Actium he dies in her arms and she commits suicide.

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Coriolanus – William Shakespeare

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Coriolanus

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: August 16, 2011

Publisher: Bookbyte Digital

Seller: Somerset Investments, Inc.


It is the early days of the Roman Republic. The new government is plagued by riots, food shortages, and resentment between classes. Additionally, the Romans continue to clash with their neighbors and rivals to the south: the Volsci. During an especially vicious battle in the city of Corioles, Roman general Caius Martius finds himself alone and hopelessly outnumbered. After a valiant stand, he emerges blood-soaked but alive, and his heroic exploits quickly make him a legend back home. Taking the name Coriolanus in honor of his victory, the general leverages his new-found fame to enter politics. But the game of politics proves to be far more dangerous than war…

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Henry IV, Part 1 – William Shakespeare

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Henry IV, Part 1

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: July 5, 2011

Publisher: Bookbyte Digital

Seller: Somerset Investments, Inc.


The crown weighs heavily on King Henry IV. Relations are poor with the Welsh and the Scottish. His former allies from Northumberland, who helped him seize the throne, are revolting over an argument of succession. And his good-for-nothing son Prince Hal would rather spend his time drinking with lowlifes, like the fat, pompous, and charismatic Falstaff, than learning the ways of the court. As the revolution reaches a boiling point, the Prince must step up to his long-neglected responsibilities, make peace with his father, rally together an army of his drunken friends, and finally prove himself fit for the throne.

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The Comedy of Errors – William Shakespeare

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The Comedy of Errors

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: September 4, 2014

Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com

Seller: Public Domain


Shakespeare's shortest and most farcical comedy, involving two sets of identical brothers, both separated at birth: Antipholus of Ephesus and Antipholus of Syracuse, and their respective servants Dromio of Ephesus and Dromio of Syracuse. All four turn up in the same city on the same day with predictably hilarious consequences.

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King Lear – William Shakespeare

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King Lear

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: September 4, 2014

Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com

Seller: Public Domain


Lear decides to abdicate and split his kingdom between his three daughters, Goneril, Regan and Cordelia. Cordelia refuses to flatter her father like her sisters and is banished. Goneril and Regan betray Lear who goes mad.

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Richard II – William Shakespeare

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Richard II

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: July 8, 2011

Publisher: Bookbyte Digital

Seller: Somerset Investments, Inc.


An argument between the Duke of Norfolk and the king's cousin, Henry, has grown from a dispute over money to an accusation of murder. The two men turn to King Richard II to solve the dilemma, but the king can do little, and the men look to settle with a duel. Moments before the fight begins, Richard stops the duel and banishes the two men. It's an unpopular decision, as is his decision to seize the land and money of his close advisor, and as is his decision to continue to dump money into a needless war. His poor decisions are truly put to the test when Henry returns early from his exile, bringing an army with him.

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Complete Works of William Shakespeare – William Shakespeare

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Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

Genre: Fiction & Literature

Publish Date: January 24, 1994

Publisher: The Project Gutenberg

Seller: Scott Reid


Complete Works of William Shakespeare is the standard name given to any volume containing all the plays and poems of William Shakespeare. Some editions include several works which were not completely of Shakespeare's authorship (collaborative writings), such as The Two Noble Kinsmen, a collaboration with John Fletcher, as well as Pericles, Prince of Tyre and/or Edward III. In their 2006-2007 season the Royal Shakespeare Company committed to the performance of the Complete Works in a single year. In 1987 Adrian Hilton acquired a Guinness World Record for reciting the Complete Works non-stop, enduring 5 days without sleep.

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As You Like It – William Shakespeare

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As You Like It

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: September 4, 2014

Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com

Seller: Public Domain


The elaborate gender reversals in this pastoral comedy set in the Forest of Arden are of considerable interest to modern critics. At one point in the play, the heroine Rosalind becomes a boy pretending to be a girl pretending to be a boy.

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Twelfth Night – William Shakespeare

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Twelfth Night

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: September 4, 2014

Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com

Seller: Public Domain


Viola is shipwrecked and believes her twin, Sebastian, has been killed. Masquerading as a boy, she enters the service of Duke Orsino, who is in love with Olivia. Olivia, believing Viola male, falls in love with her. Viola, in turn, falls in love with the Duke. When Sebastian arrives on the scene, confusion ensues.

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The Tempest – William Shakespeare

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The Tempest

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: September 4, 2014

Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com

Seller: Public Domain


Prospero, a mage and former Duke of Milan, and his daughter Miranda have been stranded for 12 years on an island. Prospero's brother Antonio, who deposed him, is shipwrecked with his son Ferdinand. By the end Ferdinand and Miranda are married and Prospero, after abjuring magic, regains his title and forgives his betrayers.

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Julius Caesar – William Shakespeare

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Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: September 4, 2014

Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com

Seller: Public Domain


Conspirators, some high-minded like Brutus, others not, plot the assassination of the dictator Julius Caesar to save the Roman republic from tyranny. But after Caesar's death, they find themselves reviled by the Roman people and at war with Mark Antony and Octavian.

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Richard III – William Shakespeare

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Richard III

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: July 8, 2011

Publisher: Bookbyte Digital

Seller: Somerset Investments, Inc.


When Richard looks at his brother, King Edward IV, he is so blinded by jealousy that he can only see a tyrant. In spite of his brother's peaceful and stabile reign, Richard bemoans it as the "winter of our discontent." Speaking directly to the audience, he informs them of his intentions to tear apart his own family to accelerate his ascent to the throne. As the murders add up, Richard remains cold and unrepentant, proving himself one of the most unforgettably amoral villains in literature. But even as Richard stifles his conscience, he cannot escape being haunted by the ghosts of the many victims of his machinations.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – William Shakespeare

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: September 4, 2014

Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com

Seller: Public Domain


Hermia loves Lysander. Lysander loves Hermia, but so does Demetrius. Hermia's friend Helena loves Demetrius. These four find themselves lost deep in the woods and in the middle of a royal fairy row between Titania and Oberon.

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Macbeth – William Shakespeare

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Macbeth

William Shakespeare

Genre: Classics

Publish Date: July 8, 2011

Publisher: Bookbyte Digital

Seller: Somerset Investments, Inc.


Returning home from battle, Scottish warrior and nobleman Macbeth encounters three witches, seeking to deliver a prophecy. They tell him that he will ascend in rank, and ultimately become king of Scotland. As the witches' visions begin to become true, Macbeth yearns for the throne. Yet Macbeth's ambition is nothing compared to his wife, who hatches a plan to murder King Duncan and hasten her husband's rise to power. The body count continues to rise as Macbeth destroys everyone and everything around him in an increasingly desperate bid for the glory of the throne.

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Henry V – William Shakespeare

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Henry V

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: July 6, 2011

Publisher: Bookbyte Digital

Seller: Somerset Investments, Inc.


Young King Henry V has been arguing with the French over territory rights. Feeling insulted and wronged by the perceived French inflexibility, the king rallies together his troops to invade. In France, a far larger and more heavily armed cavalry force awaits. Back home, three assassins are plotting to murder the king before his campaign can even begin. A story that depicts both the glory and the horror of war, Henry V contains inspiring speeches, rousing action, and a charming romance across language barriers.

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The Merchant of Venice – William Shakespeare

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The Merchant of Venice

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: September 4, 2014

Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com

Seller: Public Domain


The merchant Antonio promises Shylock that if he defaults on his borrowing, he will pay the Jewish money-lender a pound of his flesh. When he can't pay, Shylock insists on his bond. The case goes to court and Bassanio and his new bride Portia finesse some legal loopholes to save their friend.

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Macbeth – William Shakespeare

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Macbeth

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: September 4, 2014

Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com

Seller: Public Domain


After receiving a prophecy of his future kingship from three witches, Macbeth, encouraged by his wife, murders King Duncan. His reign continues bloodily and his conscience increasingly disturbs him. Finally, Macduff and the other forces of revenge surround Macbeth to kill him.

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Othello – William Shakespeare

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Othello

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: September 4, 2014

Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com

Seller: Public Domain


Othello, a successful Moorish general in the service of Venice, elopes with Desdemona, the daughter of a Venetian noble. His evil lieutenant Iago works on his jealousy and persuades him that his wife is unfaithful. Overwrought, Othello strangles her then kills himself in grief after the truth is revealed.

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Romeo & Juliet – William Shakespeare

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Romeo & Juliet

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: September 4, 2014

Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com

Seller: Public Domain


The doomed romance between two young people whose families are bitter enemies.

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The Tempest – William Shakespeare

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The Tempest

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: July 1, 2011

Publisher: Bookbyte Digital

Seller: Somerset Investments, Inc.


In exile on a remote island, Prospero has spent the past 12 years studying magic and plotting revenge against his enemies, Alonso, Antonio, and Sebastian. When all his usurpers pass nearby on the same ship, Prospero creates a storm to smash it to pieces and strand them on the island. Through the magic of his personal servant, the spirit Ariel, Prospero manipulates and terrorizes his enemies, building to a confrontation at the heart of the island in Prospero's domain. But in that time, Prospero's daughter Miranda meets and falls for Alonso's son Ferdinand. And Caliban, another of the island's inhabitants resentful of Prospero's rule, hatches a conspiracy with two of the stranded sailors.

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Much Ado About Nothing – William Shakespeare

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Much Ado About Nothing

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: August 8, 2011

Publisher: Bookbyte Digital

Seller: Somerset Investments, Inc.


Spanish prince Don Pedro arrives in Messina following a victory, along with his righthand men, Benedick and Claudio. The local governor welcomes them with open arms, and Claudio falls in love with his daughter, Hero. Benedick, however, is greeted by Beatrice, the governor's niece and a longtime rival. While Beatrice and Benedick trade smart and stinging barbs, Claudio plans to court and marry Hero. But the two couples are oblivious to the scheming of Don John, Don Pedro's bitter and malicious brother, whose lies threaten to sabotage their blossoming relationships.

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Hamlet – William Shakespeare

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Hamlet

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: September 4, 2014

Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com

Seller: Public Domain


The prince of Denmark tries to summon the will to kill his father's murderer, his uncle and now king.

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The Taming of the Shrew – William Shakespeare

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The Taming of the Shrew

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: August 8, 2011

Publisher: Bookbyte Digital

Seller: Somerset Investments, Inc.


In Shakespeare's controversial but funny play-within-a-play, the foul-tempered Katherina has managed to keep any suitors away with her aura of nastiness. Her beautiful and demure sister Bianca, on the other hand, has no shortage of interested men, but the girls' father Baptista will not let young Bianca marry until Katherina finds a husband. In order to make Bianca available, her suitors begin searching for a potential match, and find it in the equally strong-willed Petruchio. He goes up against Katherina in a battle of the sexes, which, depending on your critical point-of-view, is either uncomfortably misogynistic or deliberately over-the-top ridiculous.

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Twelfth Night – William Shakespeare

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Twelfth Night

Or, What You Will

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: June 20, 2011

Publisher: Bookbyte Digital

Seller: Somerset Investments, Inc.


"If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken and so die. That strain again! it had a dying fall: O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour!" Shipwrecked and alone in a foreign land, Viola makes the best of the situation the only way she can — by disguising herself as a man named Cesario and landing a job as a page for the local Duke. Duke Orsino warms to Viola quickly, and entrusts her with a job, to woo the Countess Olivia, whom he's been pining for. But Viola does too good of a job, and soon Olivia has fallen head-over-heels for "Cesario." All of that is before the members of Olivia's house convince her snobby right-hand man Malvolio that she secretly in love with him, and before Viola's twin brother shows up, bearing a striking resemblance to his sister when she's in drag…

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – William Shakespeare

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: June 22, 2011

Publisher: Bookbyte Digital

Seller: Somerset Investments, Inc.


"Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends. The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, Are of imagination all compact…" Egeus offers his daughter Hermia a choice. She can either marry Demetrius, the man he chose for her, become a nun, or be put to death. Hermia goes with a fourth option: running into the forest to elope with her lover Lysander. Demetrius follows, and Hermia's best friend Helena (herself in love with Demetrius) follows after him. The love triangle is complicated enough as it is, but when the faerie king Oberon, along with the troublemaker spirit Puck, pulls a prank on his queen involving a love potion, human and faerie alike are tangled up in a hilarious web of confusion and unpredictable romances.

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Julius Caesar – William Shakespeare

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Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: June 23, 2011

Publisher: Bookbyte Digital

Seller: Somerset Investments, Inc.


"Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, It seems to me most strange that men should fear; Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come." As Julius Caesar ascends to status of dictator-for-life, Marcus Brutus is deeply disturbed. He loves Rome, wants it to succeed and wants it to thrive, but he fears that Caesar's ascent is threatening the democratic principles of the republic. Meanwhile, Cassius, a fellow senator, is quietly building a conspiracy devoted to removing Caesar once and for all. Torn between patriotism, loyalty to his friend, and his conflicted conscience, Brutus reluctantly agrees to join with the assassins, plotting a strike on the Ides of March…

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Hamlet – William Shakespeare

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Hamlet

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: June 23, 2011

Publisher: Bookbyte Digital

Seller: Somerset Investments, Inc.


The ghost of the recently deceased king of Denmark appears on the walls of Elsinore Castle, crying out for vengeance against his brother and murderer, the recently crowned king Claudius. But Prince Hamlet cannot be certain of his own reality. Did he really see a ghost? Is the vengeance his father demands just? Can he murder his own uncle to appease his father? The more Hamlet broods and schemes, a shadow over Elsinore is growing ever darker, until a case of mistaken identity leaves an innocent bystander murdered. Then the entire court descends into a spiral of madness, chaos, bloodshed, and suffering. Shakespeare's most famous tragedy is a bone-chilling examination of justice, revenge, and inaction.

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Romeo and Juliet – William Shakespeare

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Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: June 2, 2011

Publisher: Bookbyte Digital

Seller: Somerset Investments, Inc.


"Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life; Whose misadventured piteous overthrows Do with their death bury their parents' strife…" The Italian city of Verona is plagued with violence in the streets. The Capulets and the Montagues, two powerful and wealthy houses, have let their rivalry erupt into all-out war. Yet when young Montague heir Romeo sneaks into a Capulet celebration to disrupt it from within, he meets the Capulets' daughter Juliet. The two begin their love affair, doomed from the start, but beautiful enough to transcend fate.

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