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Search It! Search for:. The Arden Shakespeare Complete Works leatherbound collector's edition contains the texts of all Shakespeare's plays, including The Two Noble Kinsmen, which has only recently been widely accepted as partly written by Shakespeare, and also the Poems and Sonnets. The play and verse texts are edited by leading academics, in the light of current scholarship on the different versions of the text available.
Brief introductions to each play, written specially for this volume by the three Arden Shakespeare General Editors, discuss the date and contemporary context of the play, its position within Shakespeare's oeuvre, and its subsequent performance history.
An extensive glossary explains vocabulary which may be unfamiliar to twentieth-century readers. A general introduction, also by the Arden General Editors, gives the reader an overall view of how and why Shakespeare has become such an influential cultural icon, and how perceptions of his work have changed in the intervening four centuries.
The introduction summarises the known facts about the dramatist's life, his reading and use of sources, and the nature of theatrical performance during his lifetime.
The Arden Shakespeare Complete Works leatherbound collector's edition offers a sound, reliable, classic edition of Shakespeare's work in an exquisitely presented volume, with marbled end-papers and a ribbon marker, that will appeal to book collectors and Shakespeare lovers throughout the world. Thus Astrophil is the star lover, and Stella is his star. Jan 1, The first half was published in , and a second installment was published in The Faerie Queene is notable for its form: it was the first work written in Spenserian stanza and is one of the longest poems in the English language.
Philip Sidney wrote An Apology for Poetry or, The Defence of Poesy in approximately , and it was published in , after his death.
The essence of his defense is that poetry, by combining the liveliness of history with the ethical focus of philosophy, is more effective than either history or philosophy in rousing its readers to virtue. It was first performed by the Admiral's Men. It falls into the sub-genre of city comedy. It contains the poem The Merry Month of May. The work revolves around four central characters: Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army; his wife, Desdemona; his lieutenant, Cassio; and his trusted ensign, Iago. Macbeth is a play written by William Shakespeare.
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It is considered one of his darkest and most powerful tragedies. Set in Scotland, the play dramatizes the corroding psychological and political effects produced when its protagonist, the Scottish lord Macbeth, chooses evil as the way to fulfill his ambition for power. He commits regicide to become king and then furthers his moral descent with a reign of murderous terror to stay in power, eventually plunging the country into civil war. The play was one of the earliest works in the canon of Fletcher and his collaborators that was acted by the King's Men; Fletcher would spend most of his career as that company's regular playwright.
In the King's Men's performances of the play, the part of Melantius was reportedly acted by John Lowin. The play's first performance is uncertain, though a performance at Wilton House in has been suggested as a possibility. As You Like It follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle's court, accompanied by her cousin Celia and Touchstone the court jester, to find safety and eventually, love, in the Forest of Arden.
Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering King Hamlet, Claudius's brother and Prince Hamlet's father, and then succeeding to the throne and taking as his wife Gertrude, the old king's widow and Prince Hamlet's mother.
Period: Jan 1, John Skelton, also known as John Shelton c. He died at Westminster.
He is said to have been educated at Oxford. He certainly studied at Cambridge. Author of the poem "Colyn Clout". Period: Feb 7, Sir Thomas More was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman, and noted Renaissance humanist. More coined the word "utopia" — a name he gave to the ideal and imaginary island nation, the political system of which he described in Utopia, published in