I understand the language in performance perfectly well. So, I've left myself a dilemma: to finish this volume, or not.
Well, I've already purchased a copy of "Othello," and have tickets to see that show, so I think I'll carry on with my reading, but might also rent some DVD's. As for "Shrew," I think Shakespeare hadn't quite hit his comedic stride, although I did enjoy the production. The dynamics between men and women offer a world of material, some comic and some tragic. I'll get back to the other comedies here eventually May 28, Bob Glynn rated it liked it.
I only read " A Midsummer Night's Dream" but couldn't figure out how to get only that title on the Goodreads update. I rarely Shakespeare in school, and now I have to teach this play for A level exams. Give me strength, Lord! Still this was much more fun than any Shakespeare play was in high school. All were good, but ooh I really liked a Midsummer Night's Dream.
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Laughed out loud a few times and I loved the chaos of the storyline and it's resolution was sweet. Dec 28, Kaisha rated it really liked it. Taming of the Shrew was my favorite of the four. May 16, Crystal Ellyson rated it it was amazing. I love this book! It has my four favorite plays by Shakespeare. I also love the helpful information in this book also. Apr 30, Tryce added it.
Jul 03, Kevin rated it it was amazing Shelves: classic , shakespeare. Some will even tell you Shakespeare didn't exist. May 19, Jeanne added it. Read them all and still cherish every line and character! Jan 06, Stacey Betts added it. Read only Twelfth Night. Mar 16, Emalei VC rated it it was amazing.
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I loved it-all the faeries and magic of it. May 01, John McLaughlin rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Adult ed readers, for the criticism. Recommended to John by: Athanasios Boulukis, college at Lowell. Misognyny does not become him - the Taming of the Shrew is a bad play, and 12th Night is sadistic.
The other two are excellent, the Tempest crowns the canon. Sep 23, Alan rated it really liked it.
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His plays have been tr William Shakespeare baptised 26 April was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. His plays have been translated into every major living language, and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. Enlarge cover.
Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Four Great Comedies by William Shakespeare ,. Robert B. Heilman Editor. Wolfgang Clemen Editor. The four plays selected for this collection--The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, and The Tempest--represent a significant stage in the development of the world's greatest dramatist.
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Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Sep 08, Rebecca rated it it was amazing Shelves: classic-and-awesome , knee-slapping-fun.
Shakespeare had to have been on drugs when he wrote some of this. It's hilarious and very entertaining. If you can't get passed how it is written, go see the plays. Jun 18, Marguerite rated it liked it Shelves: not-now-maybe-later.