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William Shakespeare {ebook PDF} The Late Romances Pericles; Cymbeline; The Winter's Tale; The Tempest Bantam Classics

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The Late Romances Pericles; Cymbeline; The Winter's Tale; The Tempest Bantam Classics

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Daughters aging husbands and their wives Finally finished the Tempest It s not that I don t like the story it s #just so incredibly hard to et back in to the style of Shakespeare when you haven t read # so incredibly hard to et back in to the style of Shakespeare when you haven t read for ages I started reading this story because I heard that it influenced Aldous Huxley s classic Brave New World which I have not read yet and thought it would be interesting Several months later I m happy I read it but I think I ll o back to less demanding writing styles for a while The Bantam classics edition of Shakespeare s late romances offers four of THE GREAT PLAYWRIGHT S LATER WORKS WRITTEN AS LITERARY great playwright s later works written as literary and theatrical fashions entered a period of change This volume contains full texts of Pericles Cymbeline The Winter s Tale and The Tempest Preceding each play is an introductory essay and an essay on the history of its performance Excellent footnotes accompany each play with helpful highlights illuminating puns and Elizabethan wordplay whose meaning may not be obvious to twenty first century readers Each play is followed by textual notes and excerpts from Shakespeare s sources. Elations plot twists and a final compelling theatrical moment of discoveryThe TempestThis tale of the exiled Duke of Milan marooned on an enchanted island is so richly filled with music and magic romance and comedy that its theme of love and reconciliation offers a splendid feast for the senses and the hea. Of their performance details On The Sources Shakespeare the sources Shakespeare to create the plays and other tidbits like memorable lines and suggestions the sources Shakespeare used to create the plays and other tidbits like memorable lines and #suggestions further reading all of which make this a useful addition to the Shakespeare fan s collection # further reading all of which make this a useful addition to the Shakespeare fan s collection the plays my favorite remains The Tempest which I take it was the last one Shakespeare wrote It deals with uestions of the New World and with magic and fantasy as well as the proper relationship between parent and offspring when the child has matured to the point of independence It is also the source text for the science fiction classic The Forbidden Planet so how could I fail to like it After that for me Cymbelline is a very ood story of a man who like Othello unwisely doubts his mate s chastity but avoids the dire fate of that play s protagonist The Winter s Tale is a ood one that really needs to be seen to be appreciated and Pericles has never made any sense to me at all As the editors suggest there are themes in all of them that suggest Shakespeare was coming to terms with his own maturity especially uestions of the proper relationship between fathers and. D of intrigue and slander to one of reconciliation and forgiveness and contains two of Shakespeare’s most poignantly beautiful songsThe Winter's TaleFrom a darkly melodramatic beginning to a joyous pastoral ending this romance of a jealous king and his long suffering ueen is superb entertainment with rev. .