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King Richard the Second In Plain and Simple English (A Modern Translation and the Original Version)
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Series: Plain and Simple English, Book 58. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,360. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Classics
Shakespeare knew like few others how to dramatize the gossipy lives of kings. More importantly, he knew that just because it was history, that didn't mean it was boring. Today, however, Shakespeare's histories can be a bit of a drudge to plow through. Let BookCaps help with this modern translation of the classic history play.
Henry IV: Part One In Plain and Simple English (A Modern Translation and the Original Version)
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Series: Plain and Simple English, Book 59. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,120. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2012. Category: Plays » Shakespeare
Shakespeare knew like few others how to dramatize the gossipy lives of kings. More importantly, he knew that just because it was history, that didn't mean it was boring. Today, however, Shakespeare's histories can be a bit of a drudge to plow through. Let BookCaps help with this modern translation of the classic history play.
Shakespeare FAQ
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 83,700. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
There are surprises in this book. Is Brutus a pompous nitwit? Why was Othello black? What was this plague that closed the theatres? Are the 'bad' quartos all that bad? Why the shifting from 'you' to 'thou'? Did the Globe Theater have toilets? Why is it called "Measure for Measure"? Isn't Petruchio in the "Taming of the Shrew" just a domineering coward? Was Shakespeare recognised in his own time?