William Shakespeare is defined by his tragedies. This title includes full-length critical essays that take up the Bard's tragic dramas, offering perspectives on the fated lives of King Lear, Hamlet, Macbeth, Antony, and Cleopatra, and the many other vibrantly flawed personages he introduced to the world stage.
Presenting a most civilized way to silence boors, deflect rudeness, and chide churlish lovers: Our mini book of insults culled from the dramatic works of English literature's most gifted wordsmith. Shakespeare's enduring putdowns include "Thou art a very ragged Wart" "(Henry IV)," "Thy kiss is as comfortless as frozen water to a starved snake" "(Troilus and Cressida)," and "In civility thou seem'st so empty" "(As You Like It)." Why resort to vulgarity when a high-brow literary epithet does the job so well?
The philosophy of William Shakespeare delineating in seven hundred and fifty passages, selected from his plays, the multiform phases of the human mind
This book was written for high school seniors or college students who want to know more about who Shakespeare really was. Many experts are intriqued by the notion that Shakespeare's works were written by a man who penned the items as Edward de Vere. This book looks into those theories.