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A midsummer night's dream

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play along with full explanatory notes on facing pages, accounts of the author's life and his theater, and an essay which discusses the play in the light of contemporary interests and concerns.

Editions:3598  Date:1594 - 2509  Genre(s):Drama, Comedies, Drama

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The merchant of Venice

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

Shylock loans money to a man he despises, the merchant Antonio, only if a pound of Antonio's flesh will be due, in a court of law, upon default. Antonio borrows the money so that his friend Bessanio can travel to woo the woman he loves, Portia, whose freedom to marry is bound up in a fairy-tale decree of her father's.

Editions:3426  Date:1598 - 2019  Genre(s):Drama, Comedies, Drama, Comedy plays, Comedy plays

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The tempest

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

Prospero, wise Duke of Milan, has been deposed by Antonio, his wicked brother and exiled with his daughter Miranda to a mysterious island. But Prospero possesses supernatural powers. Composed at the end of Shakespeare's career, the play contains some of his most lyrical dramatic verse.

Editions:2802  Date:1611 - 2019  Genre(s):Drama, Tragicomedies, Drama, Tragicomedies, Comedies

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As you like it

by:Shakespeare, William

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:2518  Date:0601 - 2508  Genre(s):Drama, Comedies, Pastoral drama, Pastoral drama, Pastoral drama

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The taming of the shrew

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

Presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's play The taming of the shrew. With captions.

Editions:1636  Date:1594 - 2018  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:1720  Date:1598 - 2019  Genre(s):Drama, Comedies, 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:1624  Date:1500 - 2018  Genre(s):Drama, Comedies, Drama, Comedy plays

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The winter's tale

by:Shakespeare, William

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:1542  Date:1611 - 2019  Genre(s):Drama, Drama, Tragicomedies, Comedies

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Measure for measure

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

This play examines the nature of mercy and justice, proposing that a good government is one that is flexible and based on common sense.

Editions:1268  Date:1604 - 2018  Genre(s):Drama, Comedies, Drama

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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:1131  Date:1594 - 2019  Genre(s):Drama, Comedies, Comedy plays, Drama

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