The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

by William Shakespeare

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William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor. He was born on 26 April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. His father was a successful local businessman and his mother was the daughter of a landowner. Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and nicknamed the Bard of Avon. He wrote about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, of which the authorship of some is uncertain. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

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BN ID: 2940160813790
Publisher: V F Editions
Publication date: 09/03/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

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Widely esteemed as the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an actor and theatrical producer in addition to writing plays and sonnets. Dubbed "The Bard of Avon," Shakespeare oversaw the building of the Globe Theatre in London, where a number of his plays were staged, the best-known of which include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth. The First Folio, a printed book of 36 of his comedies, tragedies, and history plays, was published in 1623.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

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The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Volume 16); Antony And Cleopatra. Troilus And Cressida 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 118 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Caution, if you own a nook or are thinking of downloading this "file" of Shakespeare's complete works, you're ultimately going to be so disappointed. I am a proud nook owner, I purchased my treasured e-reader early in February and one of the first e-books I wanted to download was The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Oddly this particular copy and another wouldn't download (it would go from 56% downloaded then drop to 16% in seconds), then when I did finally download them, they were incomplete, and to add insult to injury the copies "froze" my nook when opening or trying to view them. This was the one and only time my nook froze when opening any e-book. Anyway, when I did actually get to review my download, only half of one play "Richard III" was available, and in both copies the contents were in very grainy detail. So I tried to download again-same outcome. I understand that downloading a free book comes with some disappointment and, the old saying applies here "you get what you pay for" but the contents clearly state every one of Shakespeare wonderful plays and poems but that's not what you are getting when you view it on your nook. I apologize for giving anything involved with the bard anything lower in rating, then what the brilliant works deserves, but this format and this copy of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare needs to be addressed. Please Barnes & Noble convert and have available a "complete" comprehensive e-book worthy of Shakespeare.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was very disappointed after downloading this to discover that in spite of the fact that the title very clearly states "Shakespeare's Complete Works," the only plays the document contained for me were Richard the III and Henry the IV. Don't get taken in by this deliberately misleading title.
Pookmeister More than 1 year ago
Had to delete it. Simply will not open on nook device.
Squinty More than 1 year ago
This edition of Shakespeare is titled "The Complete Works", including 37 plays , Tradgedies, Sonnets, etc. It is nothing of the sort. The actual download is one play, King Richard III, and that's it. This happened to me also when I downloaded the "complete works" of William Wordsworth. Again...NOT! Can you say... bogus? Either Google Books, or else Barnes and Noble has got to clean up their act by either delivering what they advertise,or else revise their product statement.
cr1 More than 1 year ago
Learned to love Shakespeare as a child, this makes it easier to access
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had no problem opening on my nook simple touch. Worked fine.
Phasymonde More than 1 year ago
JBD1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It's Shakespeare, of course it's good!
kaelirenee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
All the Bard's works together; a must-have in any library.
Arctic-Stranger on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The only reason I dare write anything that even pretends to be a review is that IF I rank something four or higher, I feel it deserves an explanation on my part. All I can say is, This is Shakespeare. Ignore it at your own risk.
Elizabeth.Michele on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Shakespeare was one of my main subjects of study in college. Most of his works are beautifully written and when preformed well show the passion that is inherent in his writings.
Abi78 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Whether for reference or reading (or in my case, both) no bookshelf is complete without it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My favorite is hamlet but the language is confusing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a Project Gutenburg book. Just look it up and you will have it free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The are not hyperlinks that would allow me to skip to a certain chapter. However,the content is great :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Works fine with my nook! All the plays are there and ready to be read. The only thing wrong is the table of contents links dont work. But thats ok because you can just search the the name of the play you want and BAM you're there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love how it has everything Shakespear wrote. I like shakespear so this is great. I have all books for school and fun.
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I am homeschooled and was soooo excited that I could buy Shakespeare's entire works for 99¿. All I really needed was Antony and Cleopatra. I should have spent the $2.99 on that instead of paying 99¿ for this junk. I am sorry. I love Shakespeare and all but do NOT buy this. You should just buy the individual plays. The table of contents does not work and this sometimes freezes my Nook up. This was the worst waste of money ever!!!
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