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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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Richard III

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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Richard III

Written by William Shakespeare


Format: Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
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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Richard III

Written by William Shakespeare


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: July 3, 2013
Price: $6.99

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Richard III

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: June 6, 2012
Price: $7.99

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Romances

Written by William Shakespeare


Format: Hardcover, 656 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 7, 1997
Price: $24.00

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Romeo and Juliet

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 25, 2009
Price: $8.00

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Romeo and Juliet

Written by William Shakespeare


Format: Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1988
Price: $4.99

The magnificent, timeless drama is the world's most famous tale of "star-crossed lovers." The young, unshakable love of Juliet and Romeo defies the feud that divides their families--the Capulets and Montagues--as their desperate need to be together, their secret meetings, and finally their concealed marriage drive them toward tragedy. A masterwork... Read more >

Romeo and Juliet

Written by William Shakespeare


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: September 16, 2009
Price: $4.99

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Romeo and Juliet

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 25, 2009
Price: $2.99

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Romeo and Juliet

Written by William Shakespeare


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Ember
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $7.99

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Romeo and Juliet

Written by William Shakespeare


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $7.99

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William Shakespeare Complete Works

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen


Format: eBook, 2560 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 25, 2015
Price: $24.99

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Shakespeare: Poems

Written by William Shakespeare


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 12, 1994
Price: $14.95

The Everyman's Library Pocket Poets hardcover edition contains selections from Shakespeare's work, including his sonnets, his narrative poems Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece, songs and speeches, and an index of first lines. Read more >
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Shakespeare: Poems

Written by William Shakespeare


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: March 28, 2012
Price: $9.99

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The Sonnets and Narrative Poems

Written by William Shakespeare


Format: Hardcover, 312 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: December 15, 1992
Price: $20.00

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The Sonnets and Other Poems

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 4, 2009
Price: $2.99

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The Sonnets and Other Poems

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 14, 2009
Price: $8.00

Shakespeare became famous as a dazzling poet before most people even knew that he wrote plays. His sonnets are the English language’s most extraordinary anatomy of love in all its dimensions–desire and despair, longing and loss, adoration and disgust. To read them is to confront morality and eternity in the same... Read more >
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The Taming of the Shrew

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $8.00

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The Taming of the Shrew

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 a battle between the sexes, Shakespeare has created a farce filled with practical jokes and sight gags which add fun to the story of how Petruchio tries to win over Katherina. An exciting new edition of the complete works of Shakespeare with these features: Illustrated with photographs from New York... Read more >
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The Taming of the Shrew

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $2.99

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The Taming of the Shrew

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


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: September 16, 2009
Price: $4.99

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The Tempest

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 12, 2008
Price: $8.00

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The Tempest

Written by William Shakespeare


Format: Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1988
Price: $4.99

This joyous play, the last comedy of Shakespeare's career, sums up his stagecraft with a display of seemingly effortless skill. Prospero, exiled Duke of Milan, living on an enchanted island, has the opportunity to punish and forgive his enemies when he raises a tempest that drives them ashore--as well as to... Read more >
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The Tempest

Written by William Shakespeare


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: May 1, 2013
Price: $4.99

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The Tempest

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 12, 2008
Price: $7.99

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