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Hamlet

Hamlet is the story of the Prince of Denmark who learns of the death of his father at the hands of his uncle, Claudius. Claudius murders Hamlet’s father, his own brother, to take the throne of Denmark and to marry Hamlet’s widowed mother. Hamlet is sunk into a state of great despair as a result of discovering the murder of his father and the infidelity of his mother. Hamlet is torn between his great sadness and his desire for the revenge of his father’s murder.’

 

Author Name: William Shakespeare

the comedy of errors

This play has been popular on the stage during the last three centuries and has proved itself admirable suited to adaptation as pure farce and musical spectacle.

 

Author Name: William Shakespeare

othello

Folger Shakespeare Library
The world’s leading center for Shakespeare studies

Each edition includes:

  • • Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play
  • • Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play
  • • Scene-by-scene plot summaries
  • • A key to famous lines and phrases
  • • An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language
  • • An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play
  • • Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books
  • Essay by Susan Snyder

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs.

 

Author Name: William Shakespeare

The Tempest

In The Tempest, long considered one of Shakespeare’s most lyrical plays, Prospero—a magician on an enchanted island—punishes his enemies, brings happiness to his daughter, and comes to terms with human use of supernatural power. The Tempest embodies both seemingly timeless romance and the historically specific moment in which Europe begins to explore and conquer the New World.

Its complexity of thought, its range of characters—from the spirit Ariel and the monster Caliban to the beautiful Miranda and her prince Ferdinand -its poetic beauty, and its exploration of difficult questions that still haunt us today make this play wonderfully compelling.

The Tempest is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1610–11. It is set on a remote island, where Prospero, the exiled Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place, using illusion and skilful manipulation. The eponymous tempest brings to the island Prospero’s usurping brother Antonio and the complicit Alonso, King of Naples. There, his machinations bring about the revelation of Antonio’s low nature, the redemption of Alonso, and the marriage of Miranda to Alonso’s son, Ferdinand.

 

Author Name: William Shakespeare

Julius-Caesar

The Oxford School Shakespeare has become the preferred introduction to the literary legacy of the greatest playwright in the English language. This exclusive collection of the Bard’s best works has been designed specifically for readers new to Shakespeare’s rich literary legacy. Each play is presented complete and unabridged, in large print. Every book is well illustrated, and starts with a commentary and character summary. Scene synopses and character summaries clarify confusing plots, while incisive essays explore the historical context and Shakespeare’s sources. Each book ends with a complete list of Shakespeare’s plays and a brief chronology of the Bard’s life. The detailed explanatory notes are written clearly and positioned right next to the text–no more squinting at microscopic footnotes or flipping pages back and forth in search of endnotes!
The new edition of the series features new covers and new illustrations, including both new drawings and photos from recent productions of Shakespeare’s plays around the globe. In addition, the notes and the introductory material have been completely revised in line with new research and in order to make them clearer and more accessible. Finally, the entire text has been redesigned and reset to enhance readability. The new edition achieves the feat of unprecedented clarity of presentation without any cuts to the original text or the detailed explanations.

 

Author Name: William Shakespeare

macbeth

Folger Shakespeare Library: the world’s leading center for Shakespeare studies.
Each edition includes: Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play; Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play; Scene-by-scene plot summaries; A key to famous lines and phrases; An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language; An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play; Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books; Essay by Susan Snyder; The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs.

 

Author Name: William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written early in the career of playwright William Shakespeare about two young “star-cross’d lovers” whose deaths ultimately unite their feuding families.

It was among Shakespeare’s most popular plays during his lifetime and, along with Hamlet and Macbeth, is one of his most frequently performed plays. Today, the title characters are regarded as archetypal young lovers.

 

Author Name: William Shakespeare

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero is a novel by English author William Makepeace Thackeray, first published in 1847–48, satirizing society in early 19th-century Britain. The book’s title comes from John Bunyan’s allegorical story The Pilgrim’s Progress, first published in 1678 and still widely read at the time of Thackeray’s novel. “Vanity Fair” refers to a stop along the pilgrim’s progress: a never-ending fair held in a town called Vanity, which is meant to represent man’s sinful attachment to worldly things.

 

Author Name: William Makepeace Thackeray

Complete Sherlock Holmes

The immense talent, passion and literary brilliance that Conan Doyle brought to his work gives him a unique place in English letters… Personally, I’d walk a million in tight boots just to read his letters to the milkman. — Stephen Fry Now, as in his lifetime, cab drivers, statesmen, academics, and raggedy-arsed children sit spellbound at his feet… No wonder, then, if the pairing of Holmes and Watson has triggered more imitators than any other duo in literature — John Le Carre Why do people still read Sherlock Holmes in an age of DNA testing and electron microscopes? It’s elementary. Holmes has a timeless intelligence that puts him head, shoulders and deer-stalker above all other detectives — Alexander McCall Smith Holmes is a mesmerising creation and Conan Doyle a master storyteller The Times I read every Sherlock Holmes story…they have certainly found a permanent place in English literature — Winston Churchill The brilliance of the stories lies in the relationship between Holmes and Watson, which is both funny and touching — Jonathan Coe The world’s most famous detective — Ruth Rendell –This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
From the Inside Flap
Over one hundred years have passed since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle intoduced his inimitable sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, to the world–and his popularity has never waned. This oversized commemorative volume contains the entire canon of Holmes adventures, both before and after his creator’s attempt to dispatch him in print. Just as the character, Holmes, prevails and defies even death, these detective stories featuring him and Dr. Watson have withstood more than the test of time: they defined and changed the way modern crime writers approached detective fiction. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

 

Author Name: SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

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