Adapted from the work of William Shakespeare. Twenty of the most famous plays by the Western World’s greatest wordsmith come alive in this modern, easy-to-read retelling of their storylines.
Explore the main characters, the plots, and the conclusions of these timeless masterpieces of higher civilization and discover why the whole world holds the Bard of Stratford-upon-Avon in awe.
These stories are vital to any Eurocentric cultural education, and no one of any standing should be in ignorance of them.
Now anyone can enjoy these works in the format of conventional stories, rather than complicated plays—ideal for adults and younger readers alike.
Also includes a short overview of Shakespeare’s life and a final chapter consisting of many of the best quotes and sage advice drawn directly from the text of this “man for all ages.”
Preface; A Brief Life of Shakespeare; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; The Tempest; As You Like It; The Winter’s Tale; King Lear; Twelfth Night; Much Ado about Nothing; Romeo and Juliet; Pericles; Hamlet; Cymbeline; Macbeth; The Comedy of Errors; The Merchant of Venice; Timon of Athens; Othello; The Taming of the Shrew; Measure for Measure; Two Gentlemen of Verona; All’s Well That Ends Well; Quotations from Shakespeare.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.
Paperback, 152 pages, 6″ x 9″, $7.45