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Four Comedies: The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night By William Shakespeare David Scott Kastan David Bevington,

  • Title: Four Comedies: The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night
  • Author: William Shakespeare David Scott Kastan David Bevington
  • ISBN: 9780553212815
  • Page: 442
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Taming of the ShrewRobust and bawdy, The Taming of the Shrew captivates audiences with outrageous humor as Katharina, the shrew, engages in a contest of wills and love with her bridegroom, Petruchio, in a comedy of unmatched theatrical brilliance, filled with visual gags and witty repartee A Midsummer Night s DreamFairy magic, love spells, and an enchanted wood turn tThe Taming of the ShrewRobust and bawdy, The Taming of the Shrew captivates audiences with outrageous humor as Katharina, the shrew, engages in a contest of wills and love with her bridegroom, Petruchio, in a comedy of unmatched theatrical brilliance, filled with visual gags and witty repartee A Midsummer Night s DreamFairy magic, love spells, and an enchanted wood turn the mismatched rivalries of four young lovers into a marvelous mix up of desire and enchantment, all touched by Shakespeare s inimitable vision of the intriguing relationship between dreams and the waking world.The Merchant of VeniceThis dark comedy of love and money contains one of the truly mythic figures in literature Shylock, the Jewish moneylender The pound of flesh he demands as payment of Antonio s debt has become a universal metaphor for vengeance Here, pathos and farce combine with moral complexity and romantic entanglements, to display the extraordinary power and range of Shakespeare at his best.Twelfth NightSet in a topsy turvy world like a holiday revel, this comedy juxtaposes a romantic plot involving separated twins and mistaken identity with a satiric one about the humiliation of a pompous killjoy The hilarity is touched with melancholy, and the play ends, not with laughter, but with a clown s plaintive song.Each Edition Includes Comprehensive explanatory notes Vivid introductions and the most up to date scholarship Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography
    Four Comedies The Taming of the Shrew A Midsummer Night s Dream The Merchant of Venice Twelfth Night The Taming of the ShrewRobust and bawdy The Taming of the Shrew captivates audiences with outrageous humor as Katharina the shrew engages in a contest of wills and love with her bridegroom Petruch

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    1. While each of the plays may themselves warrant 4 stars, the presentation of four of them with the massive amount of textual notes the compiler decided were necessary makes this an unnecessarily hefty text.

    2. Although I did find much of the writing very confusing I loved most of the stories If it were not for the introductions or the fact that so many movies have been made from his stories, I would have found it extremely difficult impossible to decipher what Shakespeare was trying to write Loved the Twelfth Night I also liked how they added additional stories that were similar to Shakespeares plays and where he may have gotten the influence for his writing.

    3. If the damn Complete Shakespeare didn t weigh than my bicycle and the font size didn t require me to get a better prescription, I would totally get that instead of all these book seperate or in quad collections

    4. I ve been rehearsing this with Theater Down South for nearly a month now.If anything, this read is a great study in contrasts.

    5. I only read Taming of the Shrew and Merchant of Venice but I loved them Shakespeare is really quite amazing, and I really should read of his writtings.

    6. This book has good plays, but the pages are small and it is difficult to read because of its small font and odd spine format.

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