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William Shakespeare

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William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in April 1564, and his birth is traditionally celebrated on April 23. The facts of his life, known from surviving documents, are sparse. He was one of eight children born to John Shakespeare, a merchant of some standing in his community. William probably went to the King’s New School in Stratford, but he had no university education. In November 1582, at the age of eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway, eight years his senior, who was pregnant with their first child, Susanna. She was born on May 26, 1583. Twins, a boy, Hamnet ( who would... Read More

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Hamlet

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 12, 2008
Price: $8.00

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Hamlet

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by David Bevington and David Scott Kastan


Format: Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1988
Price: $4.99

One of the greatest plays of all time, the compelling tragedy of the tormented young prince of Denmark who must reconcile his longing for oblivion with his duty to avenge his father's murder continues to capture the imaginations of modern audiences worldwide. The ghost, Ophelia's death and burial, the play within... Read more >
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Hamlet

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by David Bevington and David Scott Kastan


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: June 12, 2013
Price: $4.99

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Hamlet

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 12, 2008
Price: $2.99

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Henry IV, Part 1

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 25, 2009
Price: $8.00

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Henry IV, Part 1

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 25, 2009
Price: $1.99

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Henry IV, Part 2

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 25, 2009
Price: $5.95

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Henry IV, Part Two

Written by William Shakespeare


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: May 16, 2012
Price: $2.99

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Henry IV, Part 2

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 25, 2009
Price: $2.99

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Henry IV, Part One

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by David Bevington and David Scott Kastan


Format: Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1988
Price: $4.99

A play alive with escapades and action, comedy and history, Henry IV, Part One begins the transformation of the madcap Prince Hal into the splendid ruler King Henry. In it a rebellion against King and State is juxtaposed with another rebellion--the riotous misbehavior of Hal and his companions, principally Falstaff. A... Read more >
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Henry IV, Part One

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by David Bevington and David Scott Kastan


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: August 26, 2009
Price: $4.99

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Henry IV, Part Two

Written by William Shakespeare


Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1988
Price: $4.99

The stirring continuation of the themes begun in Henry IV, Part One again pits a rebellion within the State and that master of misrule, Falstaff, against the maturing of Prince Hal. Alternating scenes between bawdy tavern and regal court, between revelry and politics, Shakespeare probes at the sources, uses, and responsibilities... Read more >
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Henry V

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $8.00

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Henry V

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by David Bevington and David Scott Kastan


Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1988
Price: $4.99

An exciting new edition of the complete works of Shakespeare with these features: Illustrated with photographs from New York Shakespeare Festival productions, vivid readable readable introductions for each play by noted scholar David Bevington, a lively personal foreword by Joseph Papp, an insightful essay on the play in performance, modern spelling... Read more >
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Henry V

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $2.99

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Henry V

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by David Bevington and David Scott Kastan


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: September 16, 2009
Price: $4.99

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Henry VI
Parts I, II, and III
Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 10, 2012
Price: $12.00

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Henry VI
Parts I, II, and III
Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen


Format: eBook, 480 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 10, 2012
Price: $2.99

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Henry VI
Parts One, Two, and Three
Written by William Shakespeare


Format: eBook, 608 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: July 17, 2013
Price: $6.99

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Henry VI
Parts One, Two, and Three
Written by William Shakespeare


Format: Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: January 1, 1988
Price: $6.99

An exciting new edition of the complete works of Shakespeare with these features: Illustrated with photographs from New York Shakespeare Festival productions, vivid readable readable introductions for each play by noted scholar David Bevington, a lively personal foreword by Joseph Papp, an insightful essay on the play in performance, modern spelling... Read more >
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The Histories and Poems of Shakespeare
(A Modern Library E-Book)
Written by William Shakespeare


Format: eBook, 1168 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 1, 2000
Price: $2.99

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Histories
Volume 1
Written by William Shakespeare


Format: Hardcover, 752 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 4, 1994
Price: $22.00

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Histories, vol. 2
Volume 2
Written by William Shakespeare


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 1, 1994
Price: $24.00

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Julius Caesar

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: June 14, 2011
Price: $8.00

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Julius Caesar

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by David Bevington and David Scott Kastan


Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1988
Price: $4.99

In this striking tragedy of political conflict, Shakespeare turns to the ancient Roman world and to the famous assassination of Julius Caesar by his republican opponents. The play is one of tumultuous rivalry, of prophetic warnings--"Beware the ides of March"--and of moving public oratory "Friends, Romans, countrymen!" Ironies abound and most... Read more >
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