The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare

Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009 - 216 Seiten
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879. Excerpt: ... Trudge, plod, away, o'the hoof; seek shelter, pack! Falstaff will learn the humour13 of this age, French thrift, you rogues; myself, and skirted page. _Exeunt Falstaff and Robin. Pist. Let vultures gripe thy guts14! for gourd and fullam15 holds, And high and low beguile the rich and poor: Tester I'll have in pouch, when thou shalt lack, Base Phrygian Turk! Nym. I have operations in my head, which be humours of revenge. Pist. Wilt thou revenge? Nym. By welkin, and her star16! Pist. With wit, or steel? Nym. With both the humours, I: I will discuss the humour of this love to Page. Pist. And I to Ford shall eke unfold, How Falstaff, varlet vile, His dove will prove, his gold will hold, And his soft couch defile. Nym. My humour shall not cool: I will incense Page to deal with poison; I will possess him with 13 The folio reads honour, evidently a misprint. 14 A burlesque on a passage in Tamburlaine, or the Scythian Shepherd: "and now doth ghastly death With greedy talents talon gripe my bleeding heart, And like a harper harpy trers on my life." Again, ihid. "Griping our bowels with retorted thoughts." ' In Decker's Bellman of London, 1640. among the false dice are enumerated "a bale of fullams"--" a bale of gordes, with as many high men as low men for passage." The false dice were chiefly made at Fulham, hence the name. The manner in which they were made is described in The Complete Gamester, 1676, 12mo. 16 The old imperfect copy of 1602 misprints " By welkin and her Fairies" probably instead of stores. These lines above, in my head, ' is not in the folio. yellowness; for the revolt of mien l is dangerous: that is my true humour. Pist. Thou art the Mars of malcontents: I second _ thee; troop on. Exeunt. ' Scene IV. A Room in Dr. Caius's House. Enter Mrs. Quickly...

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William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Although there are many myths and mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare, a great deal is actually known about his life. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous merchant and local politician and Mary Arden, who had the wealth to send their oldest son to Stratford Grammar School. At 18, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, the 27-year-old daughter of a local farmer, and they had their first daughter six months later. He probably developed an interest in theatre by watching plays performed by traveling players in Stratford while still in his youth. Some time before 1592, he left his family to take up residence in London, where he began acting and writing plays and poetry. By 1594 Shakespeare had become a member and part owner of an acting company called The Lord Chamberlain's Men, where he soon became the company's principal playwright. His plays enjoyed great popularity and high critical acclaim in the newly built Globe Theatre. It was through his popularity that the troupe gained the attention of the new king, James I, who appointed them the King's Players in 1603. Before retiring to Stratford in 1613, after the Globe burned down, he wrote more than three dozen plays (that we are sure of) and more than 150 sonnets. He was celebrated by Ben Jonson, one of the leading playwrights of the day, as a writer who would be "not for an age, but for all time," a prediction that has proved to be true. Today, Shakespeare towers over all other English writers and has few rivals in any language. His genius and creativity continue to astound scholars, and his plays continue to delight audiences. Many have served as the basis for operas, ballets, musical compositions, and films. While Jonson and other writers labored over their plays, Shakespeare seems to have had the ability to turn out work of exceptionally high caliber at an amazing speed. At the height of his career, he wrote an average of two plays a year as well as dozens of poems, songs, and possibly even verses for tombstones and heraldic shields, all while he continued to act in the plays performed by the Lord Chamberlain's Men. This staggering output is even more impressive when one considers its variety. Except for the English history plays, he never wrote the same kind of play twice. He seems to have had a good deal of fun in trying his hand at every kind of play. Shakespeare wrote 154 sonnets, all published on 1609, most of which were dedicated to his patron Henry Wriothsley, The Earl of Southhampton. He also wrote 13 comedies, 13 histories, 6 tragedies, and 4 tragecomedies. He died at Stratford-upon-Avon April 23, 1616, and was buried two days later on the grounds of Holy Trinity Church in Stratford. His cause of death was unknown, but it is surmised that he knew he was dying.

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