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The merchant of Venice

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

‡bIn this lively comedy of love and money in sixteenth-century Venice, Bassanio wants to impress the wealthy heiress Portia but lacks the necessary funds. He turns to his merchant friend, Antonio, who is forced to borrow from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender. When Antonio's business falters, repayment becomes impossibleand by the terms of the loan agreement, Shylock is able to demand a pound of Antonios flesh. Portia cleverly intervenes, and all ends well (except of course for Shylock).

Editions:3702  Date:1598 - 2020  Genre(s):Drama, Comedies, Comedy plays, Comedy plays, Drama

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A midsummer night's dream

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

From the hilarious mischief of the elf Puck to the rough humor of the self-centered Bottom and his fellow players, from the palace of Theseus in Athens to the magic wood where fairies play, Shakespeare's marvelous A Midsummer Night's Dream is a play of enchantment and an insightful portrait of the predicaments of love.

Editions:2412  Date:1594 - 2020  Genre(s):Drama, Comedies, Drama, Comedy plays

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The tempest

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

‡bShakespeare's valedictory play is also one of his most poetical and magical. The story involves the spirit Ariel, the savage Caliban, and Prospero, the banished Duke of Milan, now a wizard living on a remote island who uses his magic to shipwreck a party of ex-compatriots.

Editions:2977  Date:1611 - 2019  Genre(s):Drama, Tragicomedies, Tragicomedies, Drama, Comedies

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As you like it

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

This play has two principal settings: the court that Frederick has usurped from his brother, the rightful Duke, and the Forest of Arden, where the Duke and his followers (including the disgruntled Lord Jaques and the jester Touchstone) are living.

Editions:2560  Date:0601 - 2508  Genre(s):Drama, Comedies, Pastoral drama, Pastoral drama, Pastoral drama

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Twelfth night; : or, What you will

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

Struggling to survive after a shipwreck, Viola disguises herself as a young soldier, complicating numerous relationships.

Editions:2506  Date:1500 - 2020  Genre(s):Drama, Comedies, Drama

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Much ado about nothing

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

"Young Claudio has fallen for the lovely heiress Hero. The path to the alter seems smooth until the evil Don John decides to intervene."

Editions:1789  Date:1598 - 2020  Genre(s):Drama, Comedies, Drama

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The taming of the shrew

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

In one of Shakespeares bawdier comedies, contemporary audiences still take great pleasure in the rapid-fire verbal battles between the shrewish Katharina and the canny Petruchio, determined to subdue Katharinas legendary temper and win her dowry.

Editions:1693  Date:1594 - 2020  Genre(s):Drama, Comedies, Comedy plays, Drama, Comedy plays

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The comedy of errors

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

Farce about two pairs of twins involved in an elaborate series of mistaken identities.

Editions:1249  Date:1594 - 2019  Genre(s):Drama, Comedies, Comedy plays, Comedy plays, Drama

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The winter's tale

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

This romance revolves around a theme that occupied Shakespeare later in life: reconciliation. Wrongs committed by one generation, here a wife unjustly accused of adultery, are made right by the next generation.

Editions:1519  Date:1611 - 2019  Genre(s):Drama, Drama, Tragicomedies, Tragicomedies, Comedies

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Love's labour's lost

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

Ferdinand, the king of Navarre, and three of his noblemen, are all dedicated to the study and the renunciation of women. These four meet the princess of France and her three attendants, and, inevitably, the men abandon their absurd principles.

Editions:1058  Date:1593 - 2019  Genre(s):Drama, Comedies, Drama, Comedy plays, Comedy plays

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