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Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Complete Works of William Shakespeare | William Shakespeare
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William Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. His plays remain highly popular today and are constantly studied, performed and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the world. This edition of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare is part of Barnes & Noble's series of quality leatherbound volumes. Each title in the series presents a classic work in an attractively designed edition bound in genuine bonded leather. These books make elegant additions to any home library.
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Zoes_Human
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From The Comedy of Errors, Adriana in response to being told “A man is master of his liberty”:

“Why should their liberty than ours be more?”

That‘s what I‘m saying, girl!

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TheEllieMo
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New-fangled; bedazzled; birth-place; cold-blooded; cold-hearted; brave new world; green-eyed monster; band of brothers; too much of a good thing; the be all and end all; sea change.

These are just a few of the phrases William Shakespeare have to us. I think that puts him up there with the #MenWhoMatter

#NamasteNovember @Eggs

Eggs I agree ☝️ Great choice 👏🏻👏🏻 5d
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Owls31092

“...that word ‘grace‘ in an i gracious mouth is but profane.”__ the Duke of York in Richard II

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KerriNTurner
The Complete Works of Shakespeare | William Shakespeare
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I already own some individual Shakespeare plays, but when I saw this 1968 complete works I just had to have it!

Sace I don't blame you! It's really nice. 2w
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"The Web of Our Life is a Mingled Yarn, Good and Ill Together" - William Shakespeare

#QuotsyOct19 #yarn

@TK-421

JoScho Good one 💙 1mo
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TheEllieMo
The Complete Works of Shakespeare | William Shakespeare
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1. The tagged book isn‘t cheating, is it?...

2. Bare feet

3. The top of Pen Y Fan.

4. Banoffee pie. Seriously, who thought that was a good idea?

5. Nope!

#FriyayInto @howjessreads

Lcsmcat What is that pie? 1mo
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Lcsmcat
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1. Because the Bard has something for every mood.
2. Socks in winter; bare feet the other three seasons
3. 10,152 ft - Leadville, CO (thanks to @Chrissyreadit for reminding me it was higher than Breckinridge)
4. Liver
5. No
#friYAYintro @howjessreads

Chrissyreadit 😆😘 I was thinking I may have hiked in higher spaces in Rocky Mountain National Park or driving on Trail Ridge Rd but I could not remember the specific location names. I love Colorado so much! 1mo
Lcsmcat I‘m sure I have hiked higher, but as far as towns, Leadville may be the highest for me. 1mo
Cathythoughts Great island choice 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
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Emilymdxn
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@howjessreads #friyayintro

1. Not an original choice but it just can‘t be anything other than Shakespeares complete works!

2. Bare feet unless it‘s really cold

3. Absolutely no idea unless being in a plane counts. Scottish highlands I suppose? I haven‘t really been to any mountain ranges or anything

4. Peas

5. I‘m going to a Halloween party next Friday so I suppose so but I haven‘t thought about it at all yet!

Sace Ohhhh, I hadn't even thought about plane trips. I just went straight to a mountaintop. 1mo
Novel_Crawler 1. Lolita 2. Socks 3. Umm I've been in the mountains of Colorado? 4. Yes. I haven't decided what yet 1mo
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Balibee146
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1. The collected works of Shakespeare.... So much to read, something for every mood, life's rich pageant
2. Socks... I have a dog that drools and wooden floors 🐶😁
3. Up in a static hot air balloon on a steel rope?!
4. Prawns
5. I'll put makeup on... So out of practice I'll probably look like I've gone full goth 😂😂
@howjessreads ❤️it
#friyayintro

Cathythoughts Shakespeare is a great choice 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
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Owls31092

Reading King John, I think Hubert took a big risk telling John that Arthur is alive. I understand he wanted to ease John‘s conscience, but it‘s still taking a major risk on Arthur‘s life

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Owls31092

“We cannot hold mortality‘s strong hand...”__King John in King John

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Some quotes I found in King John

MrBook Love Shakespeare! 🥰 1mo
Owls31092 @MrBook me too! 1mo
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Owls31092

Reading King John, although I am surprised Hubert saved Arthur, I am glad he did. Arthur seems to be either a political prisoner of France or England at this point and seems to have no freedom of his own.

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Zoes_Human
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“O most insatiate and luxurious woman!”

#GOALS

sharread Wow! Takes me back to my university days. 👍 1mo
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Zoes_Human
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“Enter LUCIUS with an army of GOTHS, with drum and colours.”

My mental image of this scene, while wildly inaccurate, is vastly superior to any production I‘ve yet to see.

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Owls31092

“See, what a scourge is laid upon your hate, that heaven finds means to kill your joys with love! ...all are punisht.”__ Prince Escalus from Romeo and Juliet

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Owls31092
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Reading Romeo and Juliet- Although Romeo and Juliet we‘re only teenagers who knew each other for only a few hours, a part of me still wants them to succeed and be together in the end. I can‘t explain why, but there‘s a part of me that sees this as the tragedy it is, but still holds out hope.

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Owls31092

“...Proud can I never be of what I hate; but thankful even for hate, that is meant love.”__Juliet in Romeo and Juliet

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MoonWitch94
The Riverside Shakespeare | William Shakespeare, Gwynne Blakemore Evans, John Joseph Michael Tobin
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MicheleinPhilly
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Philly Littens! My brain is Monday mush so I can‘t even think of who to tag. 😬

https://libwww.freelibrary.org/blog/post/3881

LeahBergen Oooo! 😍😍😍 2mo
ValerieAndBooks Whoa!! I‘ll have to see if I can make the time to see this — only on display for a short time. 2mo
batsy Aaaah! I wish I was a Philly Litten 😆 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @ValerieAndBooks Too short! I‘m hoping I can make it there in the next month. 2mo
DivineDiana Amazing!!! Thank you for the tag! 2mo
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Owls31092

“...And who can sever love from charity?”__ Berowne in Love Labours Lost

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TheSpineView
The Works of William Shakespeare | William Shakespeare
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#SoulSeptember @eggs
#LabourofLove

The only thing I could think of was Shakespeare. I am blaming it on Sunday and the holiday! 😋

Eggs 💗👏🏻📚👏🏻💗 3mo
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Owls31092

“Why, I have not another tear to shed...” Titus Andronicus from Titus Andronicus.

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Owls31092

“We came into the world like brother and brother; and now let‘s go hand in hand, not one before another.”__ Dromio of Ephesus in The Comedy of Errors

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Owls31092

“If every one knows us, and we know none, ‘‘Tis time, I think, to trudge, pack, and be gone.”__ Antipholus of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors

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MLRio
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Chipping away at that dissertation prospectus today 🖊️

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Owls31092

“If I did take the Kingdom from your sons, to make amends, I‘ll give it to your daughter. If I have kill‘d the issue of your womb, to quicken your increase, I will beget mine issue of your blood upon your daughter.”__Richard III in King Richard III

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Owls31092
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Reading King Richard III- I love how Richard tells Elizabeth Woodville he can make Elizabeth of York the Queen of England. This all foreshadows Richard‘s defeat to Henry VII making Elizabeth queen upon marriage to Henry.

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Owls31092

“Bloody thou art, bloody will be thy end; shame serves thy life, and doth thy death attend.”__the Duchess of York in King Richard III

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WanderingBookaneer
The Globe illustrated Shakespeare: the complete works annotated | William Shakespeare, Howard Staunton, John Gilbert
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When in The Globe Theater...

TheRomantiCate I have one of these too!! He guards the Shakespeare/Drama shelf of my collection 🦆🦆 4mo
DGRachel I love it!! 4mo
Graciouswarriorprincess Love the duck! 4mo
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#quotsyjuly19 @TK-421
#wrong

Two of my favorite quotes!

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RhianJMartin
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What's your favorite Shakespearean work? One of my favorites is Macbeth! How could it not be with wonderfully dark (albeit beautiful) lines like "Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires." ✨?✨

#shakespeare #williamshakespeare #thebard #completeworks #macbeth #playwright #shakespearean #play #theatre

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Owls31092

“I had rather chop this hand off at a blow, and with the other fling it at thy face, than bear so low a sail, to strike to thee.”__ The Earl of Warwick in Henry VI Part 3. I don‘t know how or why, but one day I will use this as the greatest comeback of all time.

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Owls31092

Reading Henry VI Part 3: Had Edward IV just married Louis‘ sister, history would‘ve taken a completely different turn. Edward would have had the backing of the French, and the York dynasty would have ruled Britain a lot longer. Mind you, we might never have the Tudors or even Elizabeth II herself, but the entire Wars of the Roses would‘ve been prevented.

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Owls31092

Reading Henry VI part 3, I was amazed and a little angry that Henry disinherited his own son in favor of the Duke of York, but at the same time, Henry just loves his son and doesn‘t want his son to be ruined by the crown or killed over it. At the same time, I still see Margaret‘s reasoning, and I‘m glad Margaret will still fight for her son.

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MayJasper
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Ooh! I want one 👀🛒❣️

GingerAntics That would be AWESOME!!! 5mo
BookwormAHN So cute 💕 5mo
rubyslippersreads 😍👜📚 5mo
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La_Cori Pretty!!! 😍😍 5mo
Soubhiville Love! 5mo
Ddzmini Love it 😍 📖😋 5mo
batsy Want 😍 4mo
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Texreader Excellent quote 5mo
brit91 Love this quote!!!😍😍 5mo
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Owls31092

Knowing it is fiction, I am surprised Joan La Pucelle (the character) uses witchcraft before fighting the Duke of York. I also find it interesting that led to her capture by the Duke of York, but the whole scene hits home to the people who have watched the play that they shouldn‘t deviate from the divine power of God with witchcraft.

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Owls31092

“If they perceive dissension in our looks, and that within ourselves we disagree, how will their grudging stomachs be provoked to wilful disobedience, and rebel!”__King Henry VI in Henry VI Part 1

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Lcsmcat
The Riverside Shakespeare | William Shakespeare, Gwynne Blakemore Evans, John Joseph Michael Tobin
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Who knew this was hiding in Will‘s poetry. 🤣 @MrBook

GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 this is awesome!!! (edited) 5mo
LeahBergen 😆😆😆 5mo
MrBook 😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
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Owls31092

Reading Henry VI Part 1: I find it sad how the Charles celebrated Joan of Arc and made her France‘s saint. Knowing history, I am not looking forward to him abandoning her when she is captured by the English and executed.

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Owls31092

“Christ‘s mother helps me, else I were too weak.”__Joan La Pucelle in Henry VI Part 1

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Owls31092

Beginning with the play, Henry VI Part 1, I love how nature is often used in Shakespeare‘s work to signal times of change or to signal that something is about to happen. It adds to the mysticism and teaches us how to open up our eyes, look around, and stay alert to the world around us.

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TK-421
The Globe illustrated Shakespeare: the complete works annotated | William Shakespeare, Howard Staunton, John Gilbert
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Between the hot weather and some exhausting days at work, I‘m just done. Hubby & I are taking a night off to watch some Next Gen! I‘ve missed this show, and I‘m really enjoying revisiting it. Gotta love Picard & Q quoting Shakespeare at each other!

Slajaunie I love Picard but Q annoyed me. 6mo
Megabooks I love TNG. I think it was my first ST love. I‘ve seen the episodes so many times, I could probably quote them in my sleep!! 6mo
UwannaPublishme Sounds like the perfect evening! Love TNG! 😊🖖🏻 6mo
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GhostStories
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Anyone know? 🙂

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Merethebookgal
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Happy birthday, Billy! 😄🎭