The Tragedies of William Shakespeare (Annotated) Including Hamlet, Macbeth, and Romeo & Juliet

The Tragedies of William Shakespeare (Annotated) Including Hamlet, Macbeth, and Romeo & Juliet

by William Shakespeare

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This collection features three of the most famous tragedies of William Shakespeare.
Hamlet, Macbeth, and Romeo & Juliet are all included.
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark , often shortened to Hamlet, is a tragedy authored by William Shakespeare at an uncertain date between 1599 and 1602. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatises the revenge Prince Hamlet is instructed to enact on his uncle Claudius. Claudius had murdered his own brother, Hamlet's father King Hamlet, and subsequently seized the throne, marrying his deceased brother's widow, Hamlet's mother Gertrude.
Macbeth is a tragedy authored by William Shakespeare, and is considered one of his darkest and most powerful works. Set in Scotland, the play dramatizes the corrosive psychological and political effects produced when evil is chosen as a way to fulfill the ambition for power.
Romeo and Juliet is a first written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and, along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays. Today, the title characters are regarded as archetypal young lovers.

This edition has been formatted for your NOOK, with an active table of contents. This version is also annotated, with additional information about the plays and William Shakespeare, such as overviews, characters, plot, sources, date, texts, analysis, context, biographical and bibliographical information.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151236881
Publisher: Bronson Tweed Publishing
Publication date: 04/14/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and author, 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 the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of 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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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Place of Death:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

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