Bard In Brief Shakespeare In Quotations

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Widely acknowledged to be the greatest dramatist in the English language, William Shakespeare is also one of the most quoted writers of all time. His plays and sonnets influenced the history of the English language itself, and changed the literary landscape, as famous phrases passed into idiom and general usage. The enormous impression made by Shakespeare also resulted in him being one of the most misquoted writers of all time.

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Shakespeare is the greatest dramatist in the English language, but none of his manuscripts survive. Less than half his plays were printed before he died, in editions known as quartos from their relatively small size. Most of his plays appeared in the First Folio, a large, handsome volume printed seven years after Shakespeare’s death. What we know of his dramas comes from these sources. This new introduction to Shakespeare’s work contains specially chosen extracts from each of his plays and major poems, including collaborative and apocryphal work. Each quotation is accompanied by a full-page reproduction of an early printed edition, along with brief notes about the context and story of the play.

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Weight 0.245 kg
Dimensions 20.3 × 17.1 × 0.8 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

95

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

822.33 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K