The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare William Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world s pre eminent dramatist His plays are constantly studied performed and reinterpreted in diverse cul

  • Title: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • ISBN: 9780760703328
  • Page: 210
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  • William Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world s pre eminent dramatist His plays are constantly studied, performed and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the world This title offers a collection of Shakespeare s works.

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      William Shakespeare baptised 26 April 1564 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 or simply The Bard His surviving works consist of 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 often than those of any other playwright.Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford upon Avon Scholars believe that he died on his fifty second birthday, coinciding with St George s Day.At the age of 18 he married Anne Hathaway, who bore him 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 the playing company 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 private life survive, and there has been considerable speculation about such matters as his sexuality, religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others.Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1590 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 sixteenth century Next he wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth, considered some of the finest examples 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, and 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 nineteenth century The Romantics, in particular, acclaimed Shakespeare s genius, and the Victorians hero worshipped Shakespeare with a reverence that George Bernard Shaw called bardolatry In the twentieth century, his work was repeatedly adopted and rediscovered by new movements in scholarship and performance His plays remain highly popular today and are consistently performed and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the world.According to historians, Shakespeare wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets throughout the span of his life Shakespeare s writing average was 1.5 plays a year since he first started writing in 1589 There have been plays and sonnets attributed to Shakespeare that were not authentically written by the great master of language and literature.

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    • I plan to read many Shakespeare plays this summer. I won’t complete the full works, but finishing them all is one of my major reading goals. It might take me a few years to do it, but I shall get there eventually!Here’s where I’m up to at the moment:1 Two Gentlemen of Verona 2 Taming of the Shrew 3 Henry VI, part 1 4 Henry VI, part 3 5 Titus Andronicus 6 Henry VI, part 2 7 Richard III 8 The Comedy of Errors 9 Love's Labours Lost10 A Midsummer Night's Dream 11 Romeo and Juliet 12 Richard II [...]


    • Have I read this book? Only part of it.Even so, why argue about that rating?See bottom of review for a list of the plays in orderWhat follows is little more than the GoodReads description of the edition pictured. But I feel I can do that, since I wrote the description.This tome includes all 37 of Shakespeare's plays, as well as his poems and sonnets. It was produced "for college students in the hope that it will help them to understand, appreciate, and enjoy the works for themselves. It is not i [...]


    • Celebrity Death Match Special: The Complete Works of Shakespeare versus Deep LearningUbergeek Andrej Karpathy had the bright idea of training a recurrent neural network on the complete works of Shakespeare. It produces remarkably good output for an algorithm which not only knows nothing about Shakespeare, but can't even tell a noun from a verb! Here is the first of the two samples he gives:PANDARUS:Alas, I think he shall be come approached and the dayWhen little srain would be attain'd into bein [...]


    • It all ended so fast. I feel like it's just January, but look at the calendar - it's December! You surely remember earlier in the year when I said I had put a challenge for myself. This was the Shakespeare Challenge, in which I had to read all the works known by William Shakespeare. Guess what? I finally read them all!It started in January. I was bored and I didn't know what to read. One day I went to the library and checked out a book that contained 4 of Shakespeare's best plays. I read it and [...]


    • Simply put, When you have The Complete Works of William Shakespeare you have one of the best works of literature ever written. I would definitely place it in the top 10 best works of literature of all time. I bought this book at special price from here:amazon/Complete-Works


    • I understand now why I have such a hard time reading Shakespeare. It's not that it's hard to understand. There are enough translations and self help guides to get you through the plot of any of the plays. And once I started reading and translating, I started to get the hang of it, and had fewer words and phrases that I had to look up. No, it's not that. Simply put, it's a play, and not meant to be read. I know there are some who might disagree with me, however, that's my opinion. I revel in the [...]



    • 19/10 - I've just started a course on Shakespeare through FutureLearn and the first play that we are studying is The Merry Wives of Windsor, which is one I know absolutely nothing about. So far, I've read about three pages, or to the end of scene one and what I understand is that while I can barely understand the language, I can get the general gist of what's going on (or at least I think I can). There are many instances where God is Got, better is petter, brings is prings, very is fery, good is [...]


    • Othello: 06/Nov/2016 -- 5*King Lear: 08/Nov/2016 -- 5*Romeo and Juliet: 06/Nov/2016 -- 3* The Tempest: 21/Dec/2016 -- 3* Richard II: 21/Jan/2017 -- 3*Henry IV: 10/Jun/2017 -- 5*


    • Please note, this is a review of this particular edition of the "Complete Works of William Shakespeare" from 1923. For reviews of various individual plays by Shakespeare, please see my shelves. **This edition was published by "The Literary Press, London" on fine paper, to traditional standards, with each section sewn into the spine rather than glued. The top edge of the volume is gilt-edged. It has a soft cover with a burgundy leatherette finish, and gold lettering, plus a gold embossed design o [...]


    • If the question is "do you recommend Shakespeare?" the answer would be of course, in what universe would he not be recommended?So I guess the one that would get any conversation whatsoever would be "would you recommend I read the complete works"? Well it certainly is a ride, a journey, there's quite a bit of stuff in here. One thing I'll say is I'm still not entirely convinced of literature's claim on Shakespeare because when I read these plays there's a yearning for performance, for interpretat [...]


    • What an exquisite edition of one of the greatest works in the Western canon. Armed with an authoritative editorial team, Professor Jonathan Bate has reworked all of Shakespeare's plays, as well as his poems. The footnotes are extensive and cover all meanings of words (including the more salacious ones that many school texts leave out), while also providing informative historical and contextual information.This edition seeks to give us every word attributed to Shakespeare (although, as it points [...]


    • Update: Seven plays into my current spree, I'm going to have to put this on hold due to a lack of time. I've now read 17 total- my most severe weakness is the histories (have only read Richard III and Henry IV). When I come back to this project, I think that I will be reading those in order.1st: Macbeth (finished-review posted)2nd: Two Gentlemen of Verona (finished-review posted)3rd: King Lear (finished-review posted)4th: Merchant of Venice (finished-review posted)5th: Othello (finished-review p [...]


    • 10. LOVE's LABOUR'S LOST (p. 305 - 364)11 October 2016 - 16 October 20169. THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (p. 413 - 471)27 May 2016 - 29 May 20168. THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (p. 102 - 154)04 March 2016 - 08 March 20167. THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (p. 526 - 583)20 February 2016 - 28 February 20166. MEASURE FOR MEASURE (p. 159 - 214)21 September 2015 - 25 September 20155. AS YOU LIKE IT (p. 472 - 525)6 July 2015 - 9 July 2015 continued fromThe Complete Pelican Shakespeare


    • There's special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, 'tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come. The readiness is all.If readiness be all, then this volume is a staple on any bookshelf. Ready to be opened for quick quote checks, ready to be heaved at home intruders (it's really heavy), it is useful in so many ways. It stays open on the window shelf, so the afternoon breeze can choose its special pages. Additionally, there are several [...]


    • I listed the plays individually on Goodread in order to write my responses to each one. This volume stands for Shakespeare's sonnets and poems. And what is to be said? He's brilliant. That's all.Would I read all the works again? Only a few sonnets. I have a "never again" list of plays. But I plan to keep reading my favorites.This edition is frill-free. No introductions, no illustrations, no footnotes, no gloss. I liked that. It was good to come to the bard with my wits, such as they are, and a d [...]



    • Henry VI, Part I[return]Henry VI, Part II[return]Henry VI, Part III[return]Richard III[return]Comedy of Errors[return]Titus Andronicus[return]Taming of the Shrew[return]Two Gentlemen of Verona[return]Love's Labour's Lost[return]Romeo and Juliet[return]Richard II[return]A Midsummer Night's Dream[return]King John[return]The Merchant of Venice[return]Henry IV, Part I[return]Henry IV, Part II[return]Henry V[return]Julius Caesar[return]Much Ado About Nothing[return]As You Like It[return]Merry Wives o [...]


    • Young Frankie in Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes says that "Shakespeare is like mashed potatoes; you can never have too much." It's a compliment both to the poet and the potato, and I agree wholeheartedly. To read the ol' Swan of Avon straight through has, I believe, made me legitimately smarter, and not just in a know-more-stuff-in-my-chosen-profession sense, but in a understand-the-world-around-me sense. Eliot says that Shakespeare and Dante "divided the world between them, and there is no thir [...]


    • Reviews:- Two Gentlemen of Verona- Taming of the Shrew- Henry VI, part 1- Henry VI, part 3- Titus Andronicus- Henry VI, part 2- Richard III- The Comedy of Errors- Love's Labours Lost- A Midsummer Night's Dream- Romeo and Juliet- Richard II - King John- The Merchant of Venice- Henry IV, part 1- The Merry Wives of Windsor- Henry IV, part 2- Much Ado About Nothing- Henry V- Julius Caesar- As You Like It- Hamlet, Prince of Denmark- Twelfth Night- Troilus and Cressida- Measure for Measure- Othello, M [...]


    • I have not finished this yet, although David gave it to me for Christmas about 15 years ago (clearly not the Kindle edition, but I can't seem to change that). Some of my favorites are Henry V, Hamlet and King Lear. I don't care so much for the comedies. I think everyone should read Shakespeare to know what good writing is, and to get an idea of the impact of human behavior for better and for worse. There are so many wonderful and relevant lines that I wish I could commit more to memory. During t [...]


    • Favorites:Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear. Second-favorite: Othello. Don't give as much of a damn about as I should: Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Julius Caesar. I tend to enjoy but the plots muddle in my head: Much Ado, As You Like It, Comedy of Errors, All's Well That Ends Well, Twelfth Night. Would like to see/read/study: Winter's Tale, Tempest. The histories: not interested.


    • People always complain that the language is hard to read but, while it is easier to watch than read his works, the effort is worth the reward. The poetry and craftmanship of his words are magical. So emotive. He somehow speaks straight to the soul. Who else would be remembered so fondly after so long a time?


    • Of course I loved it. I have a functional hardcover from college, this one, and miscellaneous paperbacks from high school which I suppose I could get rid of. Will is my man. This is what having a crush on your seventh-grade English teacher leads to: Bardolatry. [thanks for that word, [author:Lauren Baratz-Logsted|27212]


    • Well, what can I say? I decided to begin the year by reading the complete works of the Bard. I spent nearly every day for the past two months with the Immortal Bard, tangled in the deep richness of his verse, reading all of his 37 plays (I am not counting here “The Two Noble Kinsmen,” which has only recently and contentiously been added to the Shakespearean cannon) and the entire poetry (the sonnets and minor epics). Now that I am finished I feel a plethora of emotions. First and foremost, I [...]



    • How do you honestly review Shakespeare? Other than simply say the Bard was a genius in storytelling, character creation, and (of course) writing. But just saying that seems too simple even though it's the truth. It is a shame that people seem to get scared off from reading Shakespeare because of the language. For me, part of the appeal of his works is his language. It's like a chameleon that changes to the setting and mood; at times, it can be beautiful and effortless like poetry, and at other t [...]


    • Seeing this when voting on the book list has inspired me to gush: Maybe I should put this under "currently reading" because I'll be reading and re-reading these my whole life. What can I say that hasn't been said already? Thefunniestcomedies, themost passionatelove stories, themost heart-wrenchingtragedies. And of course, all of it in the most beautiful language ever written in English.Tragically, so many start reading a play, get frustrated by the language and give up. I think that's why it's b [...]


    • Reviewing this particular book properly would require over a thousand other books It is brilliant to the point of blinding, and it is formative to the modern human mind. Harold Bloom (you, the fat, ugly, old guy that didn't dig Harry Potter all that much) has it inventing you - the modern human - and while I have my reservations on his thesis, I apreciate the poetry of that idea.If a literrorist had me at gunpoint saying I would be shot dead if I did not walk away from my perosnal library with o [...]


    • I was set a challenge by my dad many years ago that if I read this entire complete works he would pay me challenge accepted I am now going to try and complete that challengeI have already read Macbeth,twelfth night,midsummers nights dream and much ado about nothing but mostly at school.So I'm going to try and reread them too. As I think I'm going to have different opinions on them as an adult.


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