Othello

By William Shakespeare

In Othello, Shakespeare creates robust drama from a wedding among the unique Moor Othello and the Venetian girl Desdemona that starts with elopement and mutual devotion and ends with jealous rage and dying. Shakespeare builds many adjustments into his hero and heroine, together with race, age, and cultural historical past. but such a lot readers and audiences think the couple’s powerful love could triumph over those variations have been it no longer for Iago, who units out to smash Othello. Iago’s fake insinuations approximately Desdemona’s infidelity draw Othello into his schemes, and Desdemona is subjected to Othello’s scary verbal and actual assaults.

The authoritative version of Othello from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the depended on and commonly used Shakespeare sequence for college students and basic readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in accordance with the easiest early revealed model of the play

-Full explanatory notes very easily put on pages dealing with the textual content of the play

-Scene-by-scene plot summaries

-A key to the play’s recognized strains and phrases

-An creation to examining Shakespeare’s language

-An essay by way of a number one Shakespeare pupil supplying a contemporary viewpoint at the play

-Fresh photos from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s sizeable holdings of infrequent books

-An annotated advisor to additional reading

Essay through Susan Snyder

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is domestic to the world’s greatest selection of Shakespeare’s revealed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare students from worldwide. as well as exhibitions open to the general public all year long, the Folger bargains a whole calendar of performances and courses. for additional information, stopover at Folger.edu.

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Much Ado About Nothing (Folger Shakespeare Library)

By William Shakespeare, Barbara A. Mowat, Paul Werstine

Much Ado approximately Nothing contains rather diverse tales of romantic love. Hero and Claudio fall in love nearly initially sight, yet an interloper, Don John, moves out at their happiness. Beatrice and Benedick are saved aside by way of delight and mutual antagonism till others choose to play Cupid.

The authoritative variation of Much Ado approximately Nothing from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the depended on and usual Shakespeare sequence for college students and normal readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in line with the simplest early revealed model of the play

-Full explanatory notes with ease put on pages dealing with the textual content of the play

-Scene-by-scene plot summaries

-A key to the play’s recognized traces and phrases

-An advent to examining Shakespeare’s language

-An essay by means of a number one Shakespeare pupil delivering a latest viewpoint at the play

-Fresh photos from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s tremendous holdings of infrequent books

-An annotated consultant to additional reading

Essay through Gail Kern Paster

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is domestic to the world’s greatest selection of Shakespeare’s published works, and a magnet for Shakespeare students from all over the world. as well as exhibitions open to the general public all year long, the Folger bargains a whole calendar of performances and courses. for additional information, stopover at Folger.edu.

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Venus and Adonis (The Complete Shakespeare Translated by Liang Shiqiu, Book 38) (Bilingual Edition)

By William Shakespeare, Liang Shiqiu

It's a Bilingual version of chinese language and English.

中国广播电视出版社从台湾远东图书公司引进版权,出版了梁实秋翻译的《莎士比亚全集》中英文对照版,这是梁译本《莎士比亚全集》以中英文对照的形式首次在内地出版发行。梁译本的最大特点为:白话散文式的风格;直译,忠实于原文;全译,决不删略原文。除此之外,梁译本还有独到之处:一是加了注释。莎翁作品原文常有版本的困难,晦涩难解之处很多,各种双关语、熟语、俚语、典故也多,猥亵语也不少,梁实秋不但直译,而且加了大量注释,帮助读者理解原文。二是每剧前都加了序言。序言中对该剧的版本、著作年代、故事来源、舞台历史、该剧的意义及批评意见等均有论述。

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The Teen Rebels, Episode 6

By Jacquel Chrissy May

Episode 6: Love Stinks!

It's Valentine's Day, yet not one of the teenager Rebels are feeling the affection; specially due to the fact that they found that whether they'd gotten rid of Sheila, they can now not get rid of her evil deeds.

Sheila (along with an grownup) has developed a "dating list", which ranks the children of Montagne seashore center tuition on their "datability". Josie offers with a tricky weigh down whereas Trixie offers with a surprising mystery concerning her.

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The Misanthrope and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)

By David Coward, Molière

Translated via David Coward.

Molière (1622-73) mixed all of the conventional parts of comedy—wit, slapstick, spectacle and satire—with a deep realizing of personality to create richly subtle dramas that have continually overjoyed audiences. such a lot are equipped round dangerously deluded and obsessive heroes resembling The Would-Be Gentleman and The Misanthrope who threaten to blight the lives of these round them. Such silly Affected women and people discovered women (both newly translated for this version) divulge the extravagant, stylish fads and snobbery of the Parisian clever set, whereas the tale of the falsely religious Tartuffe and his committed disciple Orgon attracted large controversy for its assault on non secular hypocrisy. ultimately, The health care professional regardless of Himself varieties a hilarious bankruptcy in Molière's long-standing vendetta opposed to the clinical profession.

Like Shakespeare, Molière used to be a real guy of the theatre whose comedies mixture sharp perception into human nature with an unerring experience of what could paintings on degree and make humans snicker. All his maximum achievements are incorporated right here and within the accompanying Penguin Classics quantity, The Miser and different Plays.

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Terence, the Comedies

By Publius Terentius Afer

Terence (?184-159 BC) used to be the exceptional comedian playwright of his iteration at Rome and one of many founding fathers of eu comedian drama. His performs were imitated by means of authors as various because the nun Hrothswitha within the 10th century and P. G. Wodehouse within the 20th. They take care of the love-life of adolescent boys and with linked tensions of their kinfolk with their fathers. They exhibit love prevailing over stumbling blocks of varied forms, and so they painting the issues that come up from lack of knowledge, false impression, and prejudice. they're precise to common components of human event, and audiences this present day can comfortably interact with the problems they increase. This new translation with advent and explanatory notes goals to show the liveliness of the performs as items written for the theatre.
Readership: students and scholars of classical literature, and of English and eu comedian drama.

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Edna The Inebriate Woman

By Jeremy Sandford

Edna the Inebriate lady was once written while Jeremy Sandford, whose documentary Cathy Come domestic had concentrated public cognizance at the plight of homeless households, made up our minds to review the both grave difficulties confronted via Britain's millions of unmarried homeless humans. the writer follows Edna on her non-stop trip via city and kingdom and indicates us first and foremost hand the shortcomings and sheer absurdities of a society whose reaction to Edna's drawback is insensitive, irrelevant and dear. Sandford's personal anger and impatience with our reluctance to aid those that wander during the twilight international on the backside of society is infectious.

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The Magic Tower and Other One-Act Plays (New Directions Paperbook)

By Tennessee Williams, Thomas Keith

A remarkable number of never-before-collected one-acts: "The top of my virtuosity was once within the one- act performs. a few of that are like firecrackers in a rope" (Tennessee Williams).
Here are pictures of yank existence through the nice melancholy and after, populated via a hopelessly hopeful refrain woman, a munitions producer ensnared in a love triangle, an overconfident mob dandy, a bad couple who quarrel to conquer melancholy, a tender "spinster" enthralled by way of the impulse of uprising, and, in "The Magic Tower," a passionate artist and his spouse whose adolescence and optimism are usually not adequate to guard their "dream marriage." This new quantity gathers a few of Williams's such a lot exuberant early paintings and comprises one-acts that he may later extend to strong full-length dramas: "The lovely Trap," a contented tackle The Glass Menagerie, and "Interior: Panic," a beautiful precursor to A Streetcar Named Desire.

The performs include:
     * At Liberty
     * The Magic Tower
     * Me, Vashya
     * Curtains for the Gentleman
     * In Our occupation
     * each Twenty mins
     * Honor the dwelling
     * The Case of the overwhelmed Petunias
     * Moony's child do not Cry
     * The darkish Room
     * the beautiful seize
     * inside: Panic
     * state of Earth
     * I by no means dress until eventually After darkish on Sundays
     * a few difficulties for The Moose Lodge

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