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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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Three Classical Tragedies

Written by William Shakespeare


Format: Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1988
Price: $6.99

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Three Classical Tragedies

Written by William Shakespeare


Format: eBook, 624 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: August 26, 2009
Price: $6.99

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Three Early Comedies
Love's Labor's Lost, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Merry Wives of Windsor
Written by William Shakespeare


Format: Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1988
Price: $6.99

Includes Love's Labor Lost, The Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Merry Wives of Windsor. 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... Read more >
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Three Early Comedies
Love's Labor's Lost, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Merry Wives of Windsor
Written by William Shakespeare


Format: eBook, 560 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: August 26, 2009
Price: $6.99

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Titus Andronicus & Timon of Athens

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $10.00

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Titus Andronicus & Timon of Athens

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $9.99

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Tragedies, vol. 2
Volume 2
Written by William Shakespeare


Format: Hardcover, 904 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 26, 1993
Price: $20.00

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Tragedies, vol. 1
Volume 1
Written by William Shakespeare


Format: Hardcover, 672 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 3, 1992
Price: $22.00

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The Tragedies of Shakespeare
(A Modern Library E-Book)
Written by William Shakespeare


Format: eBook, 1280 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 1, 2000
Price: $9.99

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Troilus and Cressida

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $5.95

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Troilus and Cressida

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $1.99

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Twelfth Night

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $8.00

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Twelfth Night

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


Format: Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1988
Price: $4.99

Set in a topsy-turvy world like a holiday revel, this comedy devises a romantic plot around separated twins, misplaced passions, and mistaken identity. Juxtaposed to it is the satirical story of a self-deluded steward who dreams of becoming "Count Malvolio" only to receive his comeuppance at the hands of the merrymakers... Read more >
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Twelfth Night

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $7.99

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Twelfth Night

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


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: September 16, 2009
Price: $4.99

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The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $7.99

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The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $8.00

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William Shakespeare Complete Works

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen


Format: Hardcover, 2560 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 3, 2007
Price: $75.00

From the world famous Royal Shakespeare Company, the first authoritative, modernized, and corrected edition of Shakespeare’s First Folio in three centuries.

Skillfully assembled by Shakespeare’s fellow actors in 1623, the First Folio was the original Complete Works. It is arguably the most important literary work in the English language. But starting with... Read more >
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The Winter's Tale

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 14, 2009
Price: $8.00

One of the last plays Shakespeare penned on his own, The Winter’s Tale is a transcendent work of death and rebirth, exploring irrational sexual jealousy, the redemptive world of nature, and the magical power of art.

Under the editorial supervision of Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen, two of today’s most accomplished Shakespearean... Read more >
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The Winter's Tale

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 4, 2009
Price: $4.99

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