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William Shakespeare Complete Works
William Shakespeare Complete Works | William Shakespeare
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FROM THE WORLD FAMOUS ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY, THE FIRST AUTHORITATIVE, MODERNIZED, AND CORRECTED EDITION OF SHAKESPEARES FIRST FOLIO IN THREE CENTURIES.Skillfully assembled by Shakespeares 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 Nicholas Rowe in 1709 and continuing to the present day, Shakespeare editors have mixed Folio and Quarto texts, gradually corrupting the original Complete Works with errors and conflated textual variations.Now Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen, two of todays most accomplished Shakespearean scholars, have edited the First Folio as a complete book, resulting in a definitive Complete Works for the twenty-first century.Combining innovative scholarship with brilliant commentary and textual analysis that emphasizes performance history and values, this landmark edition will be indispensable to students, theater professionals, and general readers alike.For more information on this Modern Library edition, visit www.therscshakespeare.com
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ravenlee

https://shakespeareandbeyond.folger.edu/2019/12/06/shakespeare-2020-project-read...

A plan to read all of Shakespeare‘s plays in a year! While I can‘t commit to this it sounds awesome. Think I might dabble a little in the bard‘s works this year, though.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Looks like a good one for the #ShakespeareReadAlong group (edited) 2w
ravenlee @Riveted_Reader_Melissa thanks, I was trying to remember the name of the group! 2w
mdhughes72 I tried this when I learned I‘d been selected for Jeopardy but instead of reading the plays I watched BBC productions of them instead. After 5 or 6 they all started bleeding together in my mind. 2w
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @mdhughes72 How did you make out with Jeopardy? Good luck if it hasn‘t happened yet. 2w
mdhughes72 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Oh that was years ago. I was a 1-day champ. Sorry to hijack your page @ravenlee 2w
GingerAntics All of his works in one year? That sounds overwhelming. Eek. 21h
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I have seen so many pictures of Shakespeare and Company posted here on Litsy but this time I am actually in the picture! Loved it!

Mitch It‘s lovely isn‘t it! I love all the little nooks - enjoy! Was you tempted by anything? 3w
umbrellagirl We went there! 3w
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“In cases of defense ‘tis best to weigh the enemy more mighty than he seems.”__ The Dauphin of France in King Henry V

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“If we... cannot defend our own doors from the dog, let us be worried, and our nation lose the name of hardiness and policy.”__ The Archbishop of Canterbury in King Henry V

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“How quickly nature falls into revolt when gold becomes her object!”__ Henry IV in Henry IV Part II

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“God send us peace!”__ Shallow in Henry IV Part II

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Love this quote from Henry IV on Richard II in Henry IV part II

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“Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.”__Henry IV In Henry IV part II

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DarcysMom
The Complete Works of Shakespeare | William Shakespeare
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Gearing up for #Shakespeare2020

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EliNeedsMoreShelves
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And my second grownup #HolidayReads - how can you go wrong with a little Shakespeare??

#WinterGames #TeamFestivus
@wanderinglynn @StayCurious @Clwojick

+21 points (Saturday total =117 points)

wanderinglynn 🙌🏻❤️⛄️ 1mo
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DarcysMom
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It was a lovely coincidence to see this article shortly after I decided to re-read Shakespeare in 2020. I just put the schedule in my paper planner and electronic calendar. If you want to do #Shakespeare2020 the link will take you to information and the reading schedule.
https://shakespeareandbeyond.folger.edu/2019/12/06/shakespeare-2020-project-read...

AmandaL Thank you for the link! I just printed out the schedule. 1mo
DarcysMom @AmandaL I like the schedule - it seems really doable. 1mo
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Another Shylock quote from The Merchant of Venice

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Quote from Shylock in The Merchant of Venice

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Andrew65
The Works of William Shakespeare | William Shakespeare
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Texreader This is excellent 2mo
EadieB So true! 2mo
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Zoes_Human
The Complete Works | William Shakespeare
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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 👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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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
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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. 3mo
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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 💙 3mo
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TheEllieMo
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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? 3mo
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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! 3mo
Lcsmcat I‘m sure I have hiked higher, but as far as towns, Leadville may be the highest for me. 3mo
Cathythoughts Great island choice 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
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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. 3mo
Novel_Crawler 1. Lolita 2. Socks 3. Umm I've been in the mountains of Colorado? 4. Yes. I haven't decided what yet 3mo
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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
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Cathythoughts Shakespeare is a great choice 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
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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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“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! 🥰 3mo
Owls31092 @MrBook me too! 3mo
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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. 👍 3mo
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Zoes_Human
The Complete Works | William Shakespeare
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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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“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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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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“...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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The Riverside Shakespeare | William Shakespeare, Gwynne Blakemore Evans, John Joseph Michael Tobin
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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! 😍😍😍 4mo
ValerieAndBooks Whoa!! I‘ll have to see if I can make the time to see this — only on display for a short time. 4mo
batsy Aaaah! I wish I was a Philly Litten 😆 4mo
MicheleinPhilly @ValerieAndBooks Too short! I‘m hoping I can make it there in the next month. 4mo
DivineDiana Amazing!!! Thank you for the tag! 4mo
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Owls31092

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

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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 💗👏🏻📚👏🏻💗 5mo
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“Why, I have not another tear to shed...” Titus Andronicus from Titus Andronicus.

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“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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“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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“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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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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“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 🦆🦆 6mo
DGRachel I love it!! 6mo
Graciouswarriorprincess Love the duck! 6mo
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#quotsyjuly19 @TK-421
#wrong

Two of my favorite quotes!