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Shakespeare's Hamlet in Plain English
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Price: Free! Words: 37,590. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Category: Plays » Shakespeare
In the language of Shakespeare, meaning can seem obscure, its style elaborate and theatrical. This work presents the language of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, Hamlet, in more natural and readily comprehensible English. This may prove of some value for studying, understanding and gaining superior appreciation of, and insight into, the play.
Filling the Cheap Seats
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Price: Free! Words: 19,880. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2012. Category: Essay » Literature
Do you think of Shakespeare as something you had to read in school? Or do you think of Shakespeare as that famous author that you ought to read but that you never get around to? If you do, then Filling the Cheap Seats aims to convince you that Shakespeare is fun! This short book offers fun thoughts and unusual ideas about Shakespeare the playwright and his thirty seven plays.
So Long As There's Verona
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Price: Free! Words: 8,950. Language: British English. Published: July 4, 2012. Category: Plays » Shakespeare
This is a children's comedy version of “Romeo and Juliet,” originally written in 2011 as a Year 6 leavers' play. It can just as easily be used at any time of the year, as presented here in its Smashwords edition. It would suit Year 6 (approx age. 11), of course, but could be performed by Year 5 or Year 7. The play retains the essential Shakespeare storyline.
When Gods Were Men
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Price: Free! Words: 16,230. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2014. Category: Plays » Shakespeare
The financial collapse of 2008 has claimed both lives and fortunes as the collateral damage of unscrupulous manipulation. This play explores how the evil of those unpunished crimes becomes the downfall of all involved: the criminals, the ambivalent, and the innocent. A tragedy written in the Shakespearean tradition.
Playing Puck
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Price: Free! Words: 5,770. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Category: Plays » Shakespeare
A retelling of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" through the eyes of a less bumbling Puck...
Romeold and Juliancient: Middle Age in the Middle Ages
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,290. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Category: Plays » Shakespeare
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What if the greatest love story ever told, didn't have to end? Romeold and Juliancient is a play in which Romeo and Juliet both survive and are now in middle age and unhappy with both their marriage and their lives in general. All of the characters from the original play return in this new look at an old love story. The Capulets and Montagues clash in sit-com like moments during this comedic play.
Shakespeare In Italy, the Bard's forbidden romance
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 21,990. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2014. Category: Screenplays » Romance
A romantic screenplay/play of the Bard's romance with the Italian courtesan and poet, Veronica Franco, on his 1574 tour of Italy.
Shakespeare's Premiere of The Merchant of Venice
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 43,000. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012. Category: Plays » Shakespeare
William Shakespeare's most problematic "problem play" solved for the first time! This adaptation answers many unsolved questions: What does the play mean? Why did Shakespeare write it as a comedy? What makes it funny? When did Shakespeare write the play? Why did he write the play? Why is the play so misunderstood? Was Shakespeare really anti-Semitic? Why is Shylock the hero?
Ready Reference Treatise: Hamlet
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Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 89 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 112. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,120. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Hamlet’s character is the expression of overwhelming grief to seething rage. Sometimes there is real madness and sometimes it is feigned.
Shakespeare's Premiere of Richard III
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 39,970. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012. Category: Plays » Shakespeare
William Shakespeare's famous play is solved for the first time! This adaptation answers many unsolved questions: Who was Richard III? When was Richard III written? Why did Shakespeare write Richard III? What did Shakespeare's audience think of Richard III? Why is this play so important in Shakespeare's life?
Ready Reference Treatise: Henry IV Part I
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Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 99 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 124. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,000. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2013. Category: Plays » Shakespeare
The play describes in complete detail a period of history that begins with Hotspur's battle at Homildon against the Douglas late in 1402 and ends with the defeat of the rebels at Shrewsbury in the middle of 1403. Both general audiences and critics have admired the play.
betrayal 1 & 2 the end of the line
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,700. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: February 6, 2014. Category: Plays » Shakespeare
When you got the chance to make something out of your life and then you came across a boy who ruined you and then denied everything that he did. Who do you turn to after that the opportunity is gone you are left with nothing but misery after all that you life changes for the better and great things happen. until you double cross the one that made you feel special and was there in time of need.
Shakespeare Shorties: Macbeth
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012. Category: Plays » Shakespeare
Shakespeare Shorties scripts are a great way to expose middle grades to William Shakespeare's legendary stories, characters, and language in a quick format, laying the ground work for more in depth studies in years to come. Choose from three different titles or get the whole series. Kids are guaranteed to love them! "The Tempest", "Twelfth Night", & "Macbeth". Ages: 9-14 Cast: 20
The African Tragedian
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,830. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012. Category: Plays » American / African American
Ira Aldridge, America's earliest important Black actor, became one of the most celebrated Shakespearean actors of nineteenth century Europe. This dramatic montage traces the joyous moment that performance can bring and the hurtful reality of being Black during racial slavery.
Ready Reference Treatise: A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 53 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 74. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,390. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Who could have thought that the vast and enchanting English literature and the English speaking world would be indebted to a person who had no academic higher education? Yes, William Shakespeare is the person who gave a new direction to the literary world and the academic pursuits all over the world.
Shakespeare's Premiere of Hamlet
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 40,330. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012. Category: Plays » Shakespeare
William Shakespeare's most famous play solved for the first time! This adaptation answers many unsolved questions: Who was Hamlet? When was Hamlet written? Why did Shakespeare write Hamlet? What did Shakespeare's audience think of the play? Why is it Shakespeare's greatest play?
Lucretia: A Play In Verse | 'An Historie of the Roman Borgias and their Daughter Lucretia'
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,370. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013 by Aquila Media. Category: Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
A play in five acts, written as an Elizabethan-style, historical drama, Lucretia is the story of the infamous Borgias, focusing on the life of Lucretia Borgia, the daughter of Pope Alexander VI. It is the precursor to the Novel 'Lucretia' also by David Krae. *With a special foreword by the author.
Ready Reference Treatise: Coriolanus
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Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 87 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 109. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,510. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
When exactly the play “Coriolanus” was enacted first is not known, however, according to the most of the scholars, the play was launched somewhere between 1605 and 1610. Some others try to emphasize that the play was first staged in probably 1608 or 1609.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Comedy of Errors
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Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 74 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 96. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,910. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The play derives the major part of its humour from mistaken identity and slapstick. Word play and pun happen to be equally powerful in this play.
Windows on Shakespeare
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 116,440. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2014. Category: Plays » Shakespeare
A handbook of the life and times of Shakspeare and each of the thirty-eight plays focussed on film and sound reproduction.