The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Pdf

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Number of page: 4500
Author: William Shakespeare, General Press
Publisher: GENERAL PRESS
ISBN: 9789380914831
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Category: Fiction

Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, King Lear, Hamlet, and Macbeth — the works of William Shakespeare still resonate in our imaginations four centuries after they were written. The timeless characters and themes of the Bard’s plays fascinate us with their joys, struggles, and triumphs, and now they are available in a single volume for Shakespeare fans. This edition of William Shakespeare's works includes all of his poems and plays in an elegant manner which makes it the perfect gift for any lover of literature — a book to read and treasure! Whether for a Shakespeare devotee or someone just discovering him, this is the perfect place to experience the drama of Shakespeare's words. It is one of the most authoritative editions of Shakespeare's Complete Works.This ebook contains Shakespeare's complete plays and complete poems in a new, easy-to-read and easy-to-navigate format. This is the most reader-friendly introduction to Shakespeare available today. 'The Complete Works of William Shakespeare' collects all thirty-seven of the immortal Bard's comedies, tragedies, and historical plays in a Collectible Edition. This volume also features Shakespeare's complete poetry, including the sonnets. With this beautiful Collectible Edition, you can enjoy Shakespeare's enduring literary legacy again and again.This collection features the following works:THE PLAYSA Midsummer Night’s DreamAll’s Well that Ends WellAntony and CleopatraAs You Like ItThe Comedy of ErrorsCoriolanusCymbelineHamlet, Prince of DenmarkJulius CaesarKing Henry the EighthKing Henry the FifthKing Henry the Fourth, the First PartKing Henry the Fourth, the Second PartKing Henry the Sixth, the First PartKing Henry the Sixth, the Second PartKing Henry the Sixth, the Third PartKing JohnKing LearKing Richard the SecondKing Richard the ThirdLove’s Labour’s LostMacbethMeasure for MeasureThe Merchant of VeniceThe Merry Wives of WindsorMuch Ado About NothingOthello, the Moor of VenicePericles, Prince of TyreRomeo and JulietThe Taming of the ShrewThe TempestTimon of AthensTitus AndronicusTroilus and CressidaTwelfth Night; or, What You WillThe Two Gentlemen of VeronaThe Winter’s TaleSONNETS AND POEMSThe SonnetsA Lover’s ComplaintThe Passionate PilgrimThe Phoenix and the TurtleThe Rape of LucreceVenus and Adonis

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About The Author

William Shakespeare (baptisedApril 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 37 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language.

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, 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.

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. He 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. 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.

Reviews:
  • Manish PandayManish Panday
    “William Shakespeare: The Complete Works” is a complete, well-researched anthology of Shakespeare’s writings. The plays are presented in nearly chronological order. Each has an article about the play’s history and content. Each play appears in full as thought to be from Shakespeare, although spellings have been modernized. Page layouts are clean and lined out to preserve the poetic meter. General introductions to the anthology discuss the language of Shakespeare’s day. I especially appreciated a discussion of his use of “you” and “thou.” There’s much more; this is a great anthology.
  • Latika JhaLatika Jha
    William Shakespeare is not only the single greatest writer in the history of the English language, he is entertaining too. I highly recommend you read as much as you can; it will not only keep you occupied for hours at a time, but will educate you in more ways than I can list. You will be better off reading these works on the printed page than on the computer screen, but no matter the medium, do read them. So 37 plays and 120 “poems” in 12 ounces rather than carrying your library in a van.
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