William Shakespeare

1 The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Classics  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2016-08-16
Description :  William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, 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". His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

2 Henry IV, Part 1

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2016-08-16
Description :  Family relationships are at the center of <i>Henry IV, Part 1</i>. King Henry IV and Prince Hal form one major father-son pair, with Henry in despair because Hal lives a dissolute life. The father-son pair of Hotspur (Lord Henry Percy) and his father, the Earl of Northumberland, is in seeming contrast; the king envies Northumberland “his Harry,” wishing he could claim the gallant Hotspur as his own. Meanwhile, Hal has entered into a quasi-father-son relationship with a disreputable but amusing knight, Sir John Falstaff.<br /><br />Another strand of action centers on still more family relationships. Hotspur’s stand against Henry focuses on Hotspur’s brother-in-law, Mortimer. Mortimer, who fought against the Welsh magician Owen Glendower, was defeated and captured and has married Glendower’s daughter. King Henry pronounces Mortimer a traitor whom he will not ransom. Hotspur, in declaring war on Henry, sees himself as fighting for Mortimer, his wife’s brother.<br /><br />The authoritative edition of <i>Henry IV, Part 1</i> from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes:<br /><br />-Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play<br /> -Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play<br /> -Scene-by-scene plot summaries<br /> -A key to the play’s famous lines and phrases<br /> -An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language<br /> -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play<br /> -Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books<br /> -An annotated guide to further reading<br /><br />Essay by Alexander Leggatt<br /><br />The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit Folger.edu.

3 Shakespeare's Sonnets

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2016-08-16
Description :  A bestselling, beautifully designed edition of William Shakespeare’s sonnets, complete with valuable tools for educators.<br /><br /> The authoritative edition of <i>Shakespeare’s Sonnets </i>from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes:<br /><br /> -Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on the facing page of each sonnet<br /> -A brief introduction to each sonnet, providing insight into its possible meaning<br /> -An index of first lines<br /> -Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books<br /> -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the sonnets<br /><br />The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit Folger.edu.

4 Henry IV, Part 2

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2016-08-16
Description :  <i>Henry IV, Part 2</i> is the only Shakespeare play that is a “sequel,” in the modern sense, to an earlier play of his. Like most sequels, it repeats many elements from the previous work, <i>Henry IV, Part 1</i>. This play again puts on stage Henry IV’s son, Prince Hal, who continues to conceal his potential greatness by consorting with tavern dwellers, including the witty Sir John Falstaff.<br /><br />As in <i>Part 1</i>, Prince Hal and Falstaff seek to best each other in conversation, while Falstaff tries to ingratiate himself with Hal and Hal disdains him. <i>Part 2</i> adds some fresh characters, the rural justices Shallow and Silence and Shallow’s household. Political rebellion, while important to the plot, does not loom as large as in <i>Part 1</i>. There are no glorious champions; combat is replaced by deception, cunning, and treachery.<br /><br />The authoritative edition of <i>Henry IV, Part 2</i> from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes:<br /><br />-Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play<br /> -Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play<br /> -Scene-by-scene plot summaries<br /> -A key to the play’s famous lines and phrases<br /> -An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language<br /> -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play<br /> -Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books<br /> -An annotated guide to further reading<br /><br />Essay by A. R. Braunmuller<br /><br />The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit Folger.edu.

5 Cymbeline

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment  Fiction & Literature  Classics 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2016-08-16
Description :  <i>Cymbeline</i> tells the story of a British king, Cymbeline, and his three children, presented as though they are in a fairy tale. The secret marriage of Cymbeline’s daughter, Imogen, triggers much of the action, which includes villainous slander, homicidal jealousy, cross-gender disguise, a deathlike trance, and the appearance of Jupiter in a vision.<br /><br />Kidnapped in infancy, Cymbeline’s two sons are raised in a Welsh cave. As young men, they rescue a starving stranger (Imogen in disguise); kill Cymbeline’s stepson; and fight with almost superhuman valor against the Roman army. The king, meanwhile, takes on a Roman invasion rather than pay a tribute. He too is a familiar figure—a father who loses his children and miraculously finds them years later; a king who defeats an army and grants pardon to all.<br /><br /><i>Cymbeline</i> displays unusually powerful emotions with a tremendous charge. Like some of Shakespeare’s other late work—especially <i>The Winter’s Tale</i> and <i>The Tempest</i>—it is an improbable story lifted into a nearly mythic realm.<br /><br />The authoritative edition of <i>Cymbeline</i> from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes:<br /><br /> -Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play<br /> -Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play<br /> -Scene-by-scene plot summaries<br /> -A key to the play’s famous lines and phrases<br /> -An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language<br /> -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play<br /> -Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books<br /> -An annotated guide to further reading<br /><br />Essay by Cynthia Marshall<br /><br />The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit Folger.edu.

6 Pericles

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2016-08-16
Description :  <i>Pericles</i> tells of a prince who risks his life to win a princess, but discovers that she is in an incestuous relationship with her father and flees to safety. He marries another princess, but she dies giving birth to their daughter. The adventures continue from one disaster to another until the grown-up daughter pulls her father out of despair and the play moves toward a gloriously happy ending.<br /><br />The authoritative edition of <i>Pericles</i> from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes:<br /><br /> -Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play<br /> -Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play<br /> -Scene-by-scene plot summaries<br /> -A key to the play’s famous lines and phrases<br /> -An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language<br /> -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play<br /> -Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books<br /> -An annotated guide to further reading<br /><br /> Essay by Margaret Jane Kidnie<br /><br />The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit Folger.edu.

7 Romeo and Juliet

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment  Fiction & Literature  Classics  Literary 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2011-06-02
Description :  "Two households, both alike in dignity,<br /> In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,<br /> From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,<br /> Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.<br /> From forth the fatal loins of these two foes<br /> A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;<br /> Whose misadventured piteous overthrows<br /> Do with their death bury their parents' strife..."<br /><br /> The Italian city of Verona is plagued with violence in the streets. The Capulets and the Montagues, two powerful and wealthy houses, have let their rivalry erupt into all-out war. Yet when young Montague heir Romeo sneaks into a Capulet celebration to disrupt it from within, he meets the Capulets' daughter Juliet. The two begin their love affair, doomed from the start, but beautiful enough to transcend fate.

8 Hamlet

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment  Fiction & Literature  Literary  Classics 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2011-06-23
Description :  The ghost of the recently deceased king of Denmark appears on the walls of Elsinore Castle, crying out for vengeance against his brother and murderer, the recently crowned king Claudius. But Prince Hamlet cannot be certain of his own reality. Did he really see a ghost? Is the vengeance his father demands just? Can he murder his own uncle to appease his father? The more Hamlet broods and schemes, a shadow over Elsinore is growing ever darker, until a case of mistaken identity leaves an innocent bystander murdered. Then the entire court descends into a spiral of madness, chaos, bloodshed, and suffering. Shakespeare's most famous tragedy is a bone-chilling examination of justice, revenge, and inaction.

9 Macbeth

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Classics  Books  Fiction & Literature  Arts & Entertainment  Theater  Literary 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2011-07-08
Description :  Returning home from battle, Scottish warrior and nobleman Macbeth encounters three witches, seeking to deliver a prophecy. They tell him that he will ascend in rank, and ultimately become king of Scotland. As the witches' visions begin to become true, Macbeth yearns for the throne. Yet Macbeth's ambition is nothing compared to his wife, who hatches a plan to murder King Duncan and hasten her husband's rise to power. The body count continues to rise as Macbeth destroys everyone and everything around him in an increasingly desperate bid for the glory of the throne.

10 Julius Caesar

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment  Fiction & Literature  Classics  Literary 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2011-06-23
Description :  "Cowards die many times before their deaths;<br /> The valiant never taste of death but once.<br /> Of all the wonders that I yet have heard,<br /> It seems to me most strange that men should fear;<br /> Seeing that death, a necessary end,<br /> Will come when it will come."<br /><br /> As Julius Caesar ascends to status of dictator-for-life, Marcus Brutus is deeply disturbed. He loves Rome, wants it to succeed and wants it to thrive, but he fears that Caesar's ascent is threatening the democratic principles of the republic. Meanwhile, Cassius, a fellow senator, is quietly building a conspiracy devoted to removing Caesar once and for all. Torn between patriotism, loyalty to his friend, and his conflicted conscience, Brutus reluctantly agrees to join with the assassins, plotting a strike on the Ides of March...

11 Othello

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Classics  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary  Arts & Entertainment  Theater 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2011-06-16
Description :  "Reputation is an idle and most false imposition;<br /> Oft got without merit and lost without deserving."<br /><br /> In the city of Venice, a dark-skinned military commander named Othello secretly marries the young and fair senator's daughter Desdemona. The interracial marriage draws resentments from other Venetians, particularly from the ambitious and envious soldier Iago, who hates Othello for his success, his way with women, and for overlooking him for promotion. Enlisting the help of Roderigo, another soldier lusting after Desdemona, Iago begins to plot to strip Othello of everything he holds dear, concocting a scheme far more sinister and gruesome than murder...

12 Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  1994-01-24
Description :  Complete Works of William Shakespeare is the standard name given to any volume containing all the plays and poems of William Shakespeare. Some editions include several works which were not completely of Shakespeare's authorship (collaborative writings), such as The Two Noble Kinsmen, a collaboration with John Fletcher, as well as Pericles, Prince of Tyre and/or Edward III.<br /><br /> In their 2006-2007 season the Royal Shakespeare Company committed to the performance of the Complete Works in a single year. In 1987 Adrian Hilton acquired a Guinness World Record for reciting the Complete Works non-stop, enduring 5 days without sleep.

13 A Midsummer Night's Dream

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment  Fiction & Literature  Classics  Literary 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2011-06-22
Description :  "Lovers and madmen have such seething brains,<br /> Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend<br /> More than cool reason ever comprehends.<br /> The lunatic, the lover, and the poet,<br /> Are of imagination all compact..."<br /><br /> Egeus offers his daughter Hermia a choice. She can either marry Demetrius, the man he chose for her, become a nun, or be put to death. Hermia goes with a fourth option: running into the forest to elope with her lover Lysander. Demetrius follows, and Hermia's best friend Helena (herself in love with Demetrius) follows after him.<br /><br /> The love triangle is complicated enough as it is, but when the faerie king Oberon, along with the troublemaker spirit Puck, pulls a prank on his queen involving a love potion, human and faerie alike are tangled up in a hilarious web of confusion and unpredictable romances.

14 Twelfth Night

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment  Fiction & Literature  Literary  Classics 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2011-06-20
Description :  "If music be the food of love, play on;<br /> Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting,<br /> The appetite may sicken and so die.<br /> That strain again! it had a dying fall:<br /> O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound<br /> That breathes upon a bank of violets,<br /> Stealing and giving odour!"<br /><br /> Shipwrecked and alone in a foreign land, Viola makes the best of the situation the only way she can — by disguising herself as a man named Cesario and landing a job as a page for the local Duke. Duke Orsino warms to Viola quickly, and entrusts her with a job, to woo the Countess Olivia, whom he's been pining for. But Viola does <i>too </i>good of a job, and soon Olivia has fallen head-over-heels for "Cesario."<br /><br /> All of that is before the members of Olivia's house convince her snobby right-hand man Malvolio that she secretly in love with him, and before Viola's twin brother shows up, bearing a striking resemblance to his sister when she's in drag...

15 Much Ado About Nothing

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment  Fiction & Literature  Classics 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2011-08-08
Description :  Spanish prince Don Pedro arrives in Messina following a victory, along with his righthand men, Benedick and Claudio. The local governor welcomes them with open arms, and Claudio falls in love with his daughter, Hero. Benedick, however, is greeted by Beatrice, the governor's niece and a longtime rival. While Beatrice and Benedick trade smart and stinging barbs, Claudio plans to court and marry Hero. But the two couples are oblivious to the scheming of Don John, Don Pedro's bitter and malicious brother, whose lies threaten to sabotage their blossoming relationships.

16 The Taming of the Shrew

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment  Fiction & Literature  Classics 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2011-08-08
Description :  In Shakespeare's controversial but funny play-within-a-play, the foul-tempered Katherina has managed to keep any suitors away with her aura of nastiness. Her beautiful and demure sister Bianca, on the other hand, has no shortage of interested men, but the girls' father Baptista will not let young Bianca marry until Katherina finds a husband. In order to make Bianca available, her suitors begin searching for a potential match, and find it in the equally strong-willed Petruchio. He goes up against Katherina in a battle of the sexes, which, depending on your critical point-of-view, is either uncomfortably misogynistic or deliberately over-the-top ridiculous.

17 Romeo and Juliet

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance  Reference  Arts & Entertainment  Theater  Fiction & Literature  Classics 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2013-03-09
Description :  Romeo and Juliet is one of the greatest plays ever written--but let's face it..if you don't understand it, then you are not alone.<br /><br /> With this "TapSpeare" edition, if there's a passage you do not understand, then just tap! A modern version of the passage will pop up.&#xa0;<br /><br /> We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

18 The Tempest

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment  Fiction & Literature  Classics  Literary 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2011-07-01
Description :  In exile on a remote island, Prospero has spent the past 12 years studying magic and plotting revenge against his enemies, Alonso, Antonio, and Sebastian. When all his usurpers pass nearby on the same ship, Prospero creates a storm to smash it to pieces and strand them on the island. Through the magic of his personal servant, the spirit Ariel, Prospero manipulates and terrorizes his enemies, building to a confrontation at the heart of the island in Prospero's domain. But in that time, Prospero's daughter Miranda meets and falls for Alonso's son Ferdinand. And Caliban, another of the island's inhabitants resentful of Prospero's rule, hatches a conspiracy with two of the stranded sailors.

19 King Lear

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Arts & Entertainment  Theater  Classics 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2011-06-20
Description :  "Love's not love when it is mingled with regards that stand aloof from the entire point."<br /><br /> King Lear is old and weary, and has reached the age where it is time to divide his kingdom among his heirs: three daughters named Goneril, Regan, and Cordelia. In a final act of vanity, he tells his daughters that he will determine their inheritance according to how much they profess to love him. Cordelia refuses, and her father disowns her and throws her out of the kingdom. Goneril and Regan inherit the kingdom, but the moment they gain power, they begin to plot against their aging father.<br /><br /> One of the greatest tragedies ever written, <i>King Lear</i> is a powerful, heartbreaking, bleak, and beautiful play.

20 Hamlet

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  1607-01-01
Description :  The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, often shortened to Hamlet, is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare at an uncertain date between 1599 and 1602. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet is instructed to enact on his uncle Claudius. Claudius had murdered his own brother, Hamlet's father King Hamlet and then taken the throne, marrying his deceased brother's widow, Hamlet's mother Gertrude.

21 A Midsummer Night's Dream

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2014-09-04
Description :  Hermia loves Lysander. Lysander loves Hermia, but so does Demetrius. Hermia's friend Helena loves Demetrius. These four find themselves lost deep in the woods and in the middle of a royal fairy row between Titania and Oberon.

22 Richard III

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment  Fiction & Literature  Classics  Literary 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2011-07-08
Description :  When Richard looks at his brother, King Edward IV, he is so blinded by jealousy that he can only see a tyrant.&#xa0;In spite of his brother's peaceful and stabile reign, Richard bemoans it as the "winter of our discontent." Speaking directly to the audience, he informs them of his intentions to tear apart his own family to accelerate his ascent to the throne. As the murders add up, Richard remains cold and unrepentant, proving himself one of the most unforgettably amoral villains in literature. But even as Richard stifles his conscience, he cannot escape being haunted by the ghosts of the many victims of his machinations.

23 Romeo & Juliet

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2014-09-04
Description :  The doomed romance between two young people whose families are bitter enemies.

24 Henry V

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment  Fiction & Literature  Classics  Literary 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2011-07-06
Description :  Young King Henry V has been arguing with the French over territory rights. Feeling insulted and wronged by the perceived French inflexibility, the king rallies together his troops to invade. In France, a far larger and more heavily armed cavalry force awaits. Back home, three assassins are plotting to murder the king before his campaign can even begin.<br /><br /> A story that depicts both the glory and the horror of war, <i>Henry V</i> contains inspiring speeches, rousing action, and a charming romance across language barriers.

25 Hamlet

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2014-09-04
Description :  The prince of Denmark tries to summon the will to kill his father's murderer, his uncle and now king.

26 Macbeth (German Edition)

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2010-10-04
Description :  Das Drama beginnt mit dem gespenstischen Auftritt von drei Hexen, die inmitten eines Gewitters darüber beraten, wann und wo sie mit Macbeth zusammentreffen wollen. Gleichzeitig findet bei&#xa0;Forres&#xa0;die letzte Schlacht der königlichen Truppen Duncans gegen den&#xa0;norwegischen&#xa0;König&#xa0;Sweno&#xa0;statt, der vom Rebellen Macdonwald unterstützt wird. Im&#xa0;Feldlager&#xa0;nahe dem Schlachtfeld wird König Duncan darüber unterrichtet, dass Macdonwald von Macbeth besiegt worden sei und der&#xa0;Thane&#xa0;ofCawdor&#xa0;die&#xa0;Rebellion&#xa0;unterstützt habe. Nach dem Sieg der Schotten ordnet Duncan an, Amt und Würden des Verräters auf Macbeth zu übertragen.

27 Macbeth

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2014-09-04
Description :  After receiving a prophecy of his future kingship from three witches, Macbeth, encouraged by his wife, murders King Duncan. His reign continues bloodily and his conscience increasingly disturbs him. Finally, Macduff and the other forces of revenge surround Macbeth to kill him.

28 The Merchant of Venice

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2014-09-04
Description :  The merchant Antonio promises Shylock that if he defaults on his borrowing, he will pay the Jewish money-lender a pound of his flesh. When he can't pay, Shylock insists on his bond. The case goes to court and Bassanio and his new bride Portia finesse some legal loopholes to save their friend.

29 Othello

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2014-09-04
Description :  Othello, a successful Moorish general in the service of Venice, elopes with Desdemona, the daughter of a Venetian noble. His evil lieutenant Iago works on his jealousy and persuades him that his wife is unfaithful. Overwrought, Othello strangles her then kills himself in grief after the truth is revealed.

30 The Works of William Shakespeare [Cambridge Edition] [9 vols.]

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  1616-01-01
Description :  It is an interesting article on how they put the collection together, including the Introduction and notes of some famous plays of Shakespeare.

31 Henry IV, Part 1

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment  Fiction & Literature  Literary  Classics 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2011-07-05
Description :  The crown weighs heavily on King Henry IV. Relations are poor with the Welsh and the Scottish. His former allies from Northumberland, who helped him seize the throne, are revolting over an argument of succession. And his good-for-nothing son Prince Hal would rather spend his time drinking with lowlifes, like the fat, pompous, and charismatic Falstaff, than learning the ways of the court. As the revolution reaches a boiling point, the Prince must step up to his long-neglected responsibilities, make peace with his father, rally together an army of his drunken friends, and finally prove himself fit for the throne.

32 The Tempest

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2014-09-04
Description :  Prospero, a mage and former Duke of Milan, and his daughter Miranda have been stranded for 12 years on an island. Prospero's brother Antonio, who deposed him, is shipwrecked with his son Ferdinand. By the end Ferdinand and Miranda are married and Prospero, after abjuring magic, regains his title and forgives his betrayers.

33 Henry IV, Part 2

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Classics  Books  Fiction & Literature  Arts & Entertainment  Theater  Literary 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2011-07-05
Description :  With Hotspur dead, the King's army had effectively crushed the rebellion. As the kingdom moves back toward stability, Prince Hal drifts back into hanging out with low company, embarassing his father and again making the court wonder if he is worthy of the throne. Another rebellion is brewing, more insidious and conspiratorial than the last. As the king's health worsens, Prince Hal must prove his worth to the court and reject his former friends for the benefit of the kingdom.

34 Coriolanus

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment  Fiction & Literature  Classics  Literary 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2011-08-16
Description :  It is the early days of the Roman Republic. The new government is plagued by riots, food shortages, and resentment between classes. Additionally, the Romans continue to clash with their neighbors and rivals to the south: the Volsci. During an especially vicious battle in the city of Corioles, Roman general Caius Martius finds himself alone and hopelessly outnumbered. After a valiant stand, he emerges blood-soaked but alive, and his heroic exploits quickly make him a legend back home. Taking the name Coriolanus in honor of his victory, the general leverages his new-found fame to enter politics. But the game of politics proves to be far more dangerous than war...

35 Richard II

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment  Fiction & Literature  Literary  Classics 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2011-07-08
Description :  An argument between the Duke of Norfolk and the king's cousin, Henry, has grown from a dispute over money to an accusation of murder. The two men turn to King Richard II to solve the dilemma, but the king can do little, and the men look to settle with a duel. Moments before the fight begins, Richard stops the duel and banishes the two men. It's an unpopular decision, as is his decision to seize the land and money of his close advisor, and as is his decision to continue to dump money into a needless war. His poor decisions are truly put to the test when Henry returns early from his exile, bringing an army with him.

36 Julius Caesar

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2014-09-04
Description :  Conspirators, some high-minded like Brutus, others not, plot the assassination of the dictator Julius Caesar to save the Roman republic from tyranny. But after Caesar's death, they find themselves reviled by the Roman people and at war with Mark Antony and Octavian.

37 Sonnets

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Poetry  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2012-07-16
Description :  A new edition of Shakespeare's Sonnets,&#xa0; formatted for optimum display on modern ebook readers. Contains all 154 sonnets, along with a fully-linked active table of contents indexed by the first line of each poem.

38 Romeo and Juliet

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment  Performing Arts 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2014-10-15
Description :  In <i>Romeo and Juliet</i>, Shakespeare creates a violent world, in which two young people fall in love. It is not simply that their families disapprove; the Montagues and the Capulets are engaged in a blood feud.<br /><br />In this death-filled setting, the movement from love at first sight to the lovers’ final union in death seems almost inevitable. And yet, this play set in an extraordinary world has become the quintessential story of young love. In part because of its exquisite language, it is easy to respond as if it were about all young lovers.<br /><br />The authoritative edition of <i>Romeo and Juliet</i> from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes:<br /><br />-The exact text of the printed book for easy cross-reference<br /> -Hundreds of hypertext links for instant navigation<br /> -Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play<br /> -Newly revised explanatory notes conveniently linked to the text of the play<br /> -Scene-by-scene plot summaries<br /> -A key to the play’s famous lines and phrases<br /> -An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language<br /> -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play<br /> -Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books<br /> -An annotated guide to further reading<br /><br />Essay by Gail Kern Paster<br /><br />The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit Folger.edu.

39 As You Like It

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2014-09-04
Description :  The elaborate gender reversals in this pastoral comedy set in the Forest of Arden are of considerable interest to modern critics. At one point in the play, the heroine Rosalind becomes a boy pretending to be a girl pretending to be a boy.

40 Macbeth

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment  Performing Arts 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2014-10-15
Description :  In 1603, James VI of Scotland ascended the English throne, becoming James I of England. London was alive with an interest in all things Scottish, and Shakespeare turned to Scottish history for material. He found a spectacle of violence and stories of traitors advised by witches and wizards, echoing James’s belief in a connection between treason and witchcraft.<br /><br />In depicting a man who murders to become king, <i>Macbeth</i> teases us with huge questions. Is Macbeth tempted by fate, or by his or his wife’s ambition? Why does their success turn to ashes?<br /><br />Like other plays, <i>Macbeth</i> speaks to each generation. Its story was once seen as that of a hero who commits an evil act and pays an enormous price. Recently, it has been applied to nations that overreach themselves and to modern alienation. The line is blurred between Macbeth’s evil and his opponents’ good, and there are new attitudes toward both witchcraft and gender.<br /><br />The authoritative edition of <i>Macbeth</i> from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes:<br /><br />-The exact text of the printed book for easy cross-reference<br /> -Hundreds of hypertext links for instant navigation<br /> -Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play<br /> -Newly revised explanatory notes conveniently linked to the text of the play<br /> -Scene-by-scene plot summaries<br /> -A key to the play’s famous lines and phrases<br /> -An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language<br /> -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play<br /> -Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books<br /> -An annotated guide to further reading<br /><br />Essay by Susan Snyder<br /><br />The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit Folger.edu.

41 King Lear

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2014-09-04
Description :  Lear decides to abdicate and split his kingdom between his three daughters, Goneril, Regan and Cordelia. Cordelia refuses to flatter her father like her sisters and is banished. Goneril and Regan betray Lear who goes mad.

42 The Complete Works of Shakespeare

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2014-09-04
Description :  The most complete collection of Shakespeare's works available in a single book, containing 41 plays, 7 poems and 154 sonnets. This edition includes co-authored and rare apocrypha works, such as Sir Thomas More and Double Falsehood.

43 Much Ado about Nothing

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2014-10-28
Description :  LEONATO. I learn in this letter that Don Pedro of Arragon comes this night to Messina. MESSENGER. He is very near by this: he was not three leagues off when I left him.

44 Macbeth (Finnish Edition)

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  1623-01-01
Description :  Macbeth on tragedia kirjoittanut William Shakespeare, ja sitä pidetään yhtenä hänen synkimpinä ja tehokkain teoksia. Aseta Skotlannissa, leikkiä dramatizes syövyttäviä psykologisia ja poliittisia vaikutuksia syntyy, kun paha on valittu tapa täyttää kunnianhimoa vallasta. Draama alkaa aavemainen ulkonäkö kolme noitaa, jotka neuvovat keskellä myrskyn yli milloin ja missä he haluavat tavata Macbeth. Samalla viimeinen taistelu kuninkaan joukot Duncans vastaan Norja kuningas Sweno tapahtuu Forres avustamana kapinalliset Macdonwald. Vuonna leiriin taistelukentällä kuningas Duncan on ilmoitettu, että Macdonwald kukisti Macbeth Thanessa Cawdor ja oli tukenut kapinaa. Voiton jälkeen skotti Duncan järjestää siirtää toimiston ja ihmisarvoa petturi Macbeth.

45 Twelfth Night

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2014-09-04
Description :  Viola is shipwrecked and believes her twin, Sebastian, has been killed. Masquerading as a boy, she enters the service of Duke Orsino, who is in love with Olivia. Olivia, believing Viola male, falls in love with her. Viola, in turn, falls in love with the Duke. When Sebastian arrives on the scene, confusion ensues.

46 Hamlet

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment  Performing Arts 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2014-10-15
Description :  <i>Hamlet</i> is Shakespeare’s most popular, and most puzzling, play. It follows the form of a “revenge tragedy,” in which the hero, Hamlet, seeks vengeance against his father’s murderer, his uncle Claudius, now the king of Denmark. Much of its fascination, however, lies in its uncertainties.<br /><br />Among them: What is the Ghost—Hamlet’s father demanding justice, a tempting demon, an angelic messenger? Does Hamlet go mad, or merely pretend to? Once he is sure that Claudius is a murderer, why does he not act? Was his mother, Gertrude, unfaithful to her husband or complicit in his murder?<br /><br />The authoritative edition of <i>Hamlet</i> from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes:<br /><br />-The exact text of the printed book for easy cross-reference<br /> -Hundreds of hypertext links for instant navigation<br /> -Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play<br /> -Newly revised explanatory notes conveniently linked to the text of the play<br /> -Scene-by-scene plot summaries<br /> -A key to the play’s famous lines and phrases<br /> -An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language<br /> -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play<br /> -Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books<br /> -An annotated guide to further reading<br /><br />Essay by Michael Neill<br /><br />The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit Folger.edu.

47 The Taming of the Shrew

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2014-09-04
Description :  Baptista Minola has two daughters, the beautiful Bianca and the shrewish Katherina. A visiting stranger, Petruchio, learns of Katherina's large dowry, marries her and through his own even more extreme actions modifies her behavior.

48 Hamlet: The Shakesperience

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Textbooks  Arts & Entertainment  Performing Arts 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2012-11-01
Description :  <b>A Hands-on Experience with Shakespeare</b><br /> Experience <i>Hamlet</i> in an unexpected and exciting new way with <b>The Shakesperience</b>, which combines an engagingly touchable interface + remarkable audio + photos and illustrations to create an interactive Shakespeare experience unlike any you’ve ever seen.&#xa0;<br /><br /> <b>Get Into Reading <i>Hamlet</i> Faster</b><br /> Our at-your-fingertip features allow you to more quickly immerse in and engage with the text.&#xa0;<br /><br /> <b>At Your Fingertips</b><br /> •Complete glossary with embedded explanations (more than 1,300 terms!) allows you to immediately translate words you don’t know into contemporary English •The result<b>? Reading Shakespeare <i>is easier</i></b> and you’ll “get” the play much faster. Simply put, we’ll change the way you read Shakespeare. <br /> <b>Performance Audio&#xa0;</b><br /> First in a line of groundbreaking ebooks<i>, Hamlet: The Shakesperience</i> takes you from the page to the stage with audio embedded right in the scenes.<br /><br /> Shakespeare’s plays come alive in performance, and you’ll hear some of the world’s best, including:<br /> •Sir Laurence Olivier’s breathtaking 1948 performance as Hamlet •An historic performance by Sir John Gielgud&#xa0; •Sir Derek Jacobi acts as your narrator and explains the differences between each performance – you’ll experience scenes changing based on how they’re performed! •And much, much more <br /> <b>Visuals</b><br /> Our visuals come directly from some of the best performances with galleries that burst off the page with photos, production notes, set renderings, and costume designs.<br /><br /> <b>The BEST of the iPad</b><br /> The Shakesperience makes magic happen with all the best features of your iPad, including:<br /> •Touch, tap, and swipe your way through the play •Feature-packed but in a compact file size and no wifi needed! •Full highlighleries that can be swiped and enlarged bring the play to life <br /> Developed with leading Shakespearean scholars and ideal for students<i>, Hamlet: The Shakesperience</i>’s dynamic special features enhance the experience and make it the most friendly and fascinating Shakespeare you can imagine:<br /> •How does an actor “Speak Shakespeare”? Former voice coach to the Royal Shakespeare Company Andrew Wade shows you&#xa0; •A full cast of actors explains how they approached their roles •<i>Hamlet</i> as performed - the view from the director’s chair of Kenneth Branagh •<i>Hamlet</i> in pop culture, including the most famous soliloquy in history — “To be or not to be.”&#xa0; <br /> <b>Text Editor</b><br /> <b>Terri Bourus</b> is a Professor of English Drama at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis where she directs the IUPUI-New Oxford Shakespeare Project. She is the Founding Director of Hoosier Bard Productions, the theatrical arm of the New Oxford Shakespeare, and is a General Editor for the NOS project. Dr. Bourus has published widely on Shakespeare’s texts and on Shakespeare in performance, especially <i>Hamlet</i>, and on Theatre History (Middleton, Fletcher, and Shakespeare). She recently directed <i>Young Hamlet</i> (based on the First Quarto of Hamlet), and Shakespeare's so-called "lost" play, <i>The History of Cardenio</i>. Dr. Bourus is the recipient of several prestigious university research and teaching awards including the Research Trailblazer's Award, the Claude Rich Excellence in Teaching Award, and seven Indiana University Trustees' Teaching Awards.

49 The Comedy of Errors

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2014-09-04
Description :  Shakespeare's shortest and most farcical comedy, involving two sets of identical brothers, both separated at birth: Antipholus of Ephesus and Antipholus of Syracuse, and their respective servants Dromio of Ephesus and Dromio of Syracuse. All four turn up in the same city on the same day with predictably hilarious consequences.

50 Macbeth: The Shakesperience

Author : William Shakespeare
Genre :  Theater  Textbooks  Arts & Entertainment  Performing Arts 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2012-12-10
Description :  <b>A Hands-on Experience with Shakespeare</b><br /> Experience <i>Macbeth</i> in an unexpected and exciting new way with <b>The Shakesperience</b>, which combines an engagingly touchable interface + remarkable audio + photos and illustrations to create an interactive Shakespeare experience unlike any you've ever seen. <br /><br /> <b>Get into Reading <i>Macbeth</i> Faster</b><br /> Our at-your-fingertip features allow you to more quickly immerse in and engage with the text. <br /><br /> <b>At Your Fingertips</b><br /> •Complete glossary with embedded explanations (1,000 terms!) allows you to immediately translate words you don't know into contemporary English<br /> •The result? <b>Reading Shakespeare<i> is easier</i></b> and you'll "get" the play much faster. Simply put, we'll change the way you read Shakespeare.<br /><br /> <b>Performance Audio </b><br /> <i>Macbeth: The Shakesperience</i> takes you from the page to the stage with audio embedded right in the scenes.<br /><br /> Shakespeare's plays come alive in performance, and you'll hear some of the world's best, including:<br /> •Orson Welles’s historic 1940 performance as Macbeth<br /> •Fiona Shaw as Lady Macbeth <br /> •Sir Derek Jacobi acts as your narrator and explains the differences between each performance – you'll experience scenes changing based on how they're performed!<br /> And much, much more<br /><br /> <b>Visuals</b><br /> Our visuals come directly from some of the best performances with galleries that burst off the page with photos, production notes, set renderings, and costume designs.<br /><br /> <b>The BEST of the iPad</b><br /> The Shakesperience makes magic happen with all the best features of your iPad, including:<br /> •Touch, tap, and swipe your way through the play<br /> •Feature-packed but in a compact file size and no wifi needed!<br /> •Full highlighting and note-taking abilities<br /> •Fully reflowable and resizable text in portrait or landscape views that allow you to read the way you want to<br /> •Photo galleries that can be swiped and enlarged bring the play to life<br /><br /> Developed with leading Shakespearean scholars and ideal for students, <i>Macbeth: The Shakesperience</i>'s dynamic special features enhance the experience and make it the most friendly and fascinating Shakespeare you can imagine:<br /> •How does an actor "Speak Shakespeare"? Former voice coach to the Royal Shakespeare Company Andrew Wade shows you <br /> •A full cast of actors explains how they approached their roles<br /> •<i>Macbeth</i> in pop culture, including movies, parodies, and performances of <i>Macbeth </i>around the world<br /><br /><b>Text Editor</b><br /><br /><b>William Proctor Williams</b> is professor of English emeritus at Northern Illinois University and Adjunct Professor of English at the University of Akron. He has published widely on editorial, bibliographical and English Renaissance subjects, and has received numerous grants and awards including a National Endowment for the Humanities research grant and a Senior Fulbright Research Fellowship;&#xa0; in 2003-04, he was the Hinman Fellow at the Folger Shakespeare Library. He is currently at work on editions of Thomas Heywood’s <i>The First and Second Parts of King Edward</i> <i>the Fourth</i> and <i>If You Know Not Me You Know No Body</i>, Parts 1 and 2 for the Oxford University Press edition of Heywood's complete works, the New Variorum Edition of <i>Titus Andronicus</i> (MLA), and a critical edition of the manuscript and printed works of Cosmo Manuche.



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