Comedies, Vol. 2 (The Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, All's Well That Ends Well, and Measure for Measure) (Everyman's Library)

Comedies Vol The Merchant of Venice The Merry Wives of Windsor Much Ado About Nothing As You Like It Twelfth Night All s Well That Ends Well and Measure for Measure Everyman s Library Book Jacket Status Jacketed Shakespeare s later comedies were written at the astonishing pace of about two plays a year In them he moves beyond the farce of his earlier comedies to richer and varied

  • Title: Comedies, Vol. 2 (The Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, All's Well That Ends Well, and Measure for Measure) (Everyman's Library)
  • Author: William Shakespeare Tony Tanner Sylvan Barnet
  • ISBN: 9780679447207
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book Jacket Status Jacketed Shakespeare s later comedies were written at the astonishing pace of about two plays a year In them, he moves beyond the farce of his earlier comedies to richer and varied dramas These range from the famous problem plays, which blend humor with tragedy, to the idyllic romances set in such timeless locales as the Forest of Arden They Book Jacket Status Jacketed Shakespeare s later comedies were written at the astonishing pace of about two plays a year In them, he moves beyond the farce of his earlier comedies to richer and varied dramas These range from the famous problem plays, which blend humor with tragedy, to the idyllic romances set in such timeless locales as the Forest of Arden They contain some of his wittiest and most memorable characters, from cross dressing heroines, bantering lovers, and wisecracking fools to the villainous but sympathetic Shylock and the boisterous and bawdy Falstaff.This volume contains The Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, All s Well That Ends Well, and Measure for Measure The authoritatively edited text of the plays is supplemented with footnotes, bibliographies, a detailed chronology of Shakespeare s life and times, and a substantial introduction in which Tony Tanner discusses each play individually and in the context of Shakespeare s work.

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    1. What can you say that hasn't been said about the works of one of the most brilliant minds who ever lived? All superlatives elude me. Only the Ancient Greek playwrights are his equals. All others pale in comparison. Unfortunately, so many are turned-off to Shakespeare because of their introduction to him in high school. What a pity. Shakespeare is to be watched! Reading him is a poor substitute. If you can readily understand the English language of his day, he is easy to read, but few are adept a [...]

    2. I reread this in true-to-nerd fashion-- studying before the new Whedon movie comes out! I've read the play twice before in school, and was surprised to find it going down so easily. For some reason, the tragedies were always more easily pictured in my mind. Perhaps it's because I'm older, or because I don't have the extra stressor of not reading it for a class? At any rate, Claudio still doesn't deserve Hero. What an idiot! But do we really read it for Claudio and Hero, anyway? I guess not. It's [...]

    3. From this book, I have read Twelfth Night which was okay. I then read my two favorite Shakespeare comedies, Merchant of Venice and Much Ado About Nothing. I enjoyed both these comedies and plan to teach at least one of them at the start of the year to 7th graders!

    4. A little confused from Shakespearean writing, but after reading it aloud a few times over, I think I've actually understood it, and placed my own humor in what I still could not comprehend. I like reading classical themed books, which have a more vivid tone and drama in them.

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