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ISBN:
0765116928
Author:
William Shakespeare
Category:
Dramas & Plays
Language:
English
Publisher:
Smithmark Pub (December 1, 1999)
Pages:
362 pages
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1696 kb
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1891 kb
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Rating:
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Williams' cartoon from Caricature magazine, "Tameing a Shrew; or, Petruchio's Patent Family Bedstead, Gags & Thumscrews" (1815).

Williams' cartoon from Caricature magazine, "Tameing a Shrew; or, Petruchio's Patent Family Bedstead, Gags & Thumscrews" (1815). Comedy", in its Elizabethan usage, had a very different meaning from modern comedy. A Shakespearean comedy is one that has a happy ending, usually involving marriages between the unmarried characters, and a tone and style that is more light-hearted than Shakespeare's other plays

In the First Folio, the plays of William Shakespeare were grouped into three categories: comedies, histories, and tragedies; and modern scholars recognize a fourth category, romance, to describe the specific types of comedy that appear in Shakespeare's later works

In the First Folio, the plays of William Shakespeare were grouped into three categories: comedies, histories, and tragedies; and modern scholars recognize a fourth category, romance, to describe the specific types of comedy that appear in Shakespeare's later works. There are ten plays by Shakespeare which are consistently understood as being comedies by name and genre

William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as. .Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1590 and 1613.

He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "The Bard"). His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. 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.

Most of Shakespeare's comedies are celebrations of courtship, but the married couples met along the way are shaky role models. Once Luciana discovers what husbands are really like, her theory will be sorely tested. The early critical history of the play was one in which the fact of its being an imitation of a Roman original was held against it.

I remember toting the "Portable Shakespeare" literature book around with me wherever i went. It was wonderful! I was happier than a twister in a trailer park!

I remember toting the "Portable Shakespeare" literature book around with me wherever i went.

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William Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Printed in the United States of America. Professor Peter Saccio. n thirty-six half-hour lectures, William Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, Tragedies introduces the plays of Shakespeare and delineates the achievement that makes Shakespeare the leading playwright in Western civilization.

This carefully crafted ebook: The Complete Comedies of William Shakespeare is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents

This carefully crafted ebook: The Complete Comedies of William Shakespeare is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The plays of Shakespeare that are usually categorised as comedies are generally identifiable as the comedies of Shakespeare in that they are full of fun, irony and dazzling wordplay. They also abound in disguises and mistaken identities with very convoluted plots that are difficult to follow, with very contrived endings

William Shakespeare’s comedies were the reason for his early stage success in London. The plays often revolve around marriage and family matters, and have happy endings.

William Shakespeare’s comedies were the reason for his early stage success in London. Shakespeare’s comedies evolved over his career, losing much of the bawdy humor of his early work, and even approaching dark or black humor in his last plays. The Comedy of Errors is believed to be Shakespeare’s earliest comedy, written around 1592. The play features a separated set of noble identical twins, which happen to have servants who are also a set of separated identical twins.

Here are the most treasured works in all of literature: William Shakespeare's timeless plays. This handsome collectible volume contains the complete, unabridged versions of all of Shakespeare's comedies, including Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night's Dream.
  • Zeleence
Any "period" piece will be a difficult read (at least, for me) but to understand history I believe you have to be willing to read the material that was written at the time. All of this has to be done with an understanding that the writers were not, on average, objective and the material had to be written with, at least, an eye on the power brokers who might read the material. Still, necessity does not imply easy.
  • Realistic
Herodotus was the first historian as we now understand the term. That is, he was the first to examine and compare sources of information about past events and to write them down. His reputation has waxed and waned over the centuries, and at the present time he is less well thought of than Thucydides. Yet CollingwoodThe Idea of History: With Lectures 1926-1928 favors Herodotus over Thucydides because Herodotus simply tries to tell us as best he can what actually happened, while Thucydides has a moral tale to tell, and may have (we can't be sure) tailored his narrative to fit his moral.

Be that as it may, Herodotus should be read by every educated person, since Western culture and civilization began in his time, and the events he describes affect us to this day.

Since most of us do not read ancient Greek, the question then arises as to which translation to read. Walter Blanco's translation in this Norton Critical Edition is quite good, but is by no means perfect. He tends to use casual language modern Americans are comfortable with, but this probably isn't the tone in which Herodotus wrote his books. There is evidence that he declaimed them orally to audiences in rather formal performances, more like modern dramatic readings than reading silently to oneself.

Blanco's version is definitely an improvement over the 19th century standard by RawlinsonThe Persian Wars (Modern Library College Editions), but David Grene's more formal language in The History seems more appropriate to me. There is also a very interesting online version by Shlomo Felberbaum, available at [...]

Here is a famous incident from Book VIII in each version:

Rawlinson: "And Themistocles succeeded in detaining the fleet in the way which I will now relate. He made over to Eurybiades five talents out of the thirty paid him, which he gave as if they came from himself; ..."

Grene: "This is how Themistocles made the Greeks stop there. He gave a share - five talents - of the money to Eurybiades, as though the money came from himself."

Blanco: "This is how Themistocles induced the Greeks to stay. He took three hundred pounds of this silver and gave it to Eurybiades as it if were actually coming from himself."

Felberbaum: "Then Themistocles made the Greeks hold up this way: to Eurybiades of that money he gave as a share five talents as if from his own forsooth he were making the gift."

A significant limitation of the Norton Edition is that it is not a complete translation. Many sections are left out, for example most of Book IX, which gives some of the links with the events later taken up by Thucydides. If you want to read all of Herodotus you won't get it in this translation, which is why I gave it four stars rather than five.

On the plus side, the background and commentary selections are very informative and helpful, and are alone well worth the price of the book.
  • Alsantrius
Herodotus' Histories is a rich and amazing early history.
The Greek historian was the first writer to employ the theories of the Milesian thinkers to history. He critically analyzed all the information and conflicting sources that he had before making a decision. Although some of the theories that he put forth may not be seen as wrong; this critical thought was an impresive leap in the writing of history.
The creater of the battle narative he wrote from a perspective other than the Homeric poetic tradition. Looking at battles as more than the hubris of a few men.
Wonderful and informative. Although there are many parts of Herodotus that must be questioned, he is an invaluable resource to anyone interested in Greek history or the early classical historians. He was the first.
Some sections of the writing become heavy handed because of his moralizations and theories that revolve around the gods, but this just adds flavor to this interesting historian. Herodotus began a new genre of writing and did it with style.
Because of his tendancy to run off in many different directions, it is helpful to only read him in sections or with a sylabis put together by a Greek historian. Otherwise one can drown in this massive, but wonderful work.
  • Frey
I have greatly enjoyed reading the hard cover Everyman's edition of Shakespeare's Comedies, Tragedies and Romances. The hard cover books, which come in multiple volumes, are portable, have a nice type face, have excellent explanatory notes and excellent introductory essays about the plays. I strongly recommend this edition for anyone who is not already familiar with Shakespeare's plays.

I recently bought a Kindle edition of three tragedies. The type face is very good but there are no notes or essays whatsoever. I would not recommend any of the Kindle editions that I have seen for anyone who is not already fully conversant with Shakespeare's language. Many words have changed meaning significantly over time and a modern dictionary is only modestly helpful.

It would be great if Amazon could get the Everyman's edition formatted for the Kindle.
  • Άνουβις
Nice to have the Greek/English on the same page if you are having trouble with the translation. However, the statement "the Greek term search can be quickly accomplished using the "Complete Liddell & Scott's Lexicon with Inflections" published by Handheldclassics.com and also available for the kindle." Is false, at least on the Kindle Paperwhite.

Two stars for false advertising.

I purchased the lexicon and can tell the book tries to look up words if you try it on the "English" which, of course, it doesn't find (it indicates it is using the LSJ so the lexicon is installed properly and the book is correctly indicating it is Greek). However, when trying to bring up a parsing/definition for the Greek text "nothing" comes up, not even the dictionary indicating it could not find the word.

Otherwise I'd give it a 5 star rating if the parsing/lexicon was working.