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The Norton Shakespeare ❰KINDLE❯ ✿ The Norton Shakespeare Author William Shakespeare – Presents Shakespeare's complete works accompanied by timelines genealogies and selected archival documents Presents Shakespeare's complete works accompanied by timelines genealogies and selected archival documents.

About the Author: William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare baptised April was an English poet and playwright widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the worlds pre eminent dramatist He is often called Englands national poet and the Bard of Avon or simply The Bard His surviving works consist of plays sonnets two long narrative poems and several other poems His plays have been tr.

10 thoughts on “The Norton Shakespeare

  1. Morgan Morgan says:

    UPDATE REVIEWI have just read every Shakespeare play from this edition and than some This has been a goal of mine for some time Some plays I've read previously for various classes in high school and college but there was a bit of his stuff I never read before and some stuff I didn't even realize that existed until picking up this book for a second time I got this book n college and this was a pain in the ass to carry around campus but in the long run this book was worth getting This is something won't ever get rid of and will use constantlySome Rereading Thoughts1 I still don't think Shakespeare is the best writer of all time I feel like too many of his plays were written for higher people rather than what he possibly wanted to write instead He possibly didn't have an education and sometimes I uestion what plays he even wrote or if they were written by someone else His history plays I really don't care for and sometimes felt like they were for propaganda reasons HOWEVER regardless of my opinions I still think Shakespeare is very important to read at least once in your life Nearly every writer after him has uoted him referenced him or was inspired by him in some way To read Shakespeare is to fully understand literature in someway2 I noticed there is a difference in tone with the Elizabethan plays and the Jacobean plays The plays during Elizabeth's time felt like he was still trying everything out for the first time There are a few favorites I have during this time but I admit I like his plays during James better During James we see strangeness and magic I remember being taught James liked this and asked Shakespeare for ghost and magic in the plays3 Is it possible every Shakespeare play is connected and in the same universe There are several characters that appear in other plays and mentions of previous characters His universe isn't our own though Unlike our's his is filled with ghost magic and the gods Some of the history has been changed but maybe for his universe it was meant for that change I noticed too most of his plays mention the word tempest and what happens to be his last play Okay maybe I'm sounding like a crazy person right now but this is what happened when I entered Shakespeare's world againMy Top Ten Favorites1 The Tempest2 A Midsummer Night's Dream3 Othello4 Titus Andronicus5 Macbeth6 Twelfth Night7 As You Like It8 King Lear9 Cymbeline10 The Winter's TaleFinal ThoughtsI plan on coming back to these plays and rereading them again Going to reread Tempest to finish off my Shakespeare with a cherry on top but I'm taking a long break afterwords I enjoyed this a lot without having to study these plays and writing an essay after every read I could read them for fun instead I did skip the a lot of the intros and footnotes and other material in this edition but I might read those another time too I've read every play but I'm not sure it's possible for anyone to be completely done with Shakespeare It's like he's Prospero and has magic powerswhoops sounding like a crazy person againIf you want to know why I like those plays most of them I wrote reviews for but none of them are as long as this review though

  2. Taylewd Taylewd says:

    Greenblatt does a freaking amazing job of putting this together The intros provide a fantastic historical perspective going into reading each play especially for the histories You'll know the families of the play and why they're beefing on each other before you go in You'll know the real conversation Prince Hal and Bolingbroke had that formed the basis of Bolingbroke's death scene in 2 Henry IV You'll know what ueen Elizabeth thought of Richard II I am Richard know you not that and you'll read Macbeth anew in the context of the failed Guy Fox terrorist attack As an actor when you deliver the line Two households both alike in dignity you'll be grounded in real perspective This is the perfect companion for the University student who wants to know his or her Shakespeare better and for the actor who wants to know what the audience already knew when they first saw these plays performedIn terms of studying the texts Norton is the way to go Arden is better for performing the text though because of its concise footnotes proper ellisions and adherence to the folios If you're serious about Shakespeare get both Norton and Arden are the ways to go

  3. Tim Tim says:

    This is your one stop shop for everything Shakespeareawesome historical background information to add context to Shakespeare the man his times and the plays themselves I had to buy this text to use for a few college Shakespeare classes and I am now an English teacher myself I break this out monthly and reread plays read my annotations and enjoy the myself thoroughly If you suffered through Shakespeare in high school and some years have passed since then you might want to pick up a play and see if it clicks for you this time through In my opinion Shakespeare is the best and most influential writer who ever lived

  4. Amy Woods Amy Woods says:

    Interesting concise without losing depth of study a perfect study guide for drama and literature enthusiasts

  5. Kylie Kylie says:

    I bought this when I was taking a course with Stephen Greenblatt in college a course in which we were studying four of Shakespeare's plays in depth This thing was I don't know 90 or something; buying each of the plays individually would have come to about 20 total; Greenblatt had just come out with this the previous year and wanted to sell copies; we all wound up buying the 90 version and lugging all 20 pounds of it to class each week And he was so charmingly straightforward about the fact that his motivation was entirely monetary that you sort of forgot to be pissed and just grinned back at him He was a cool guy

  6. Kenny Kenny says:

    Cymbeline Shakespeare on the Common 2019Pericles Bread Loaf 2019 Dennis Britton Early Modern English RomanceThe Winter's Tale Bread Loaf 2019 Pericles on his sad horse and broken armor a young upstartThe ambiguity of touch could a handshake mean than just friendlinessAnd my back and forth dialoguee mail exchange with Daniel Belshaw on CymbelineKenny Yim Sat Mar 9 141 PMto DanielDear DanielHere is where we will begin our discussion of Shakespeare's CymbelineI'm gravitating toward the elements of the play that remind me of earlier plays since this is rather later in Shax's careerFirst of all there's the gossipy culture where the two gentlemen begin conversing rather than any of the principal characters That reminded me of Hamlet which begins with the guardsThen there's the parental disagreement with their children's choice of lovers here it's Innogen's my Norton edition spells it the original way with two n's you may have an edition that spells it with an m love of Posthumous which is frowned upon by Cymbeline In Midsummer Night the beginning is of the four lovers uarreling in front of the king and ueen Before that too there is Postumous's backstory which reminded me of Othello's description of his past although I believe Posthumous's is tragicThere is Cornelius the doctor who provides a potion that is supposed to make the taker feign death That seems similar to the ending of Romeo and Juliet where Juliet takes the potion from Friar Lawrence which Romeo was clueless aboutThere may be subtle or major similarities I'm missing As I build on my education of Shakespeare I notice he has a certain number of tricks in his bag which he pulls out over and over to the same magical effect It's also his challenging language which makes him so worth reading again and againWhat seems to set Cymbeline apart is the gamble that the international cast of characters and Posthumous make whether they can get Innogen to cheat and turn him into a cuckold That scene was very bawdy and very ShakespeareanBestKenny Kenny Yim Tue Mar 19 831 PMto DanielHi DanielI'll let this slide but you've somehow co opted our Cymbeline e mailchain with the Baldwin uoteTo return to Cymbeline I finished watching the RSC production of theplay reminder that it's available through the BPLI was just listening to eminent Shakespeare scholar Marjorie Garberexpound on The Winter's Tale and describe a similarity between itand Cymbeline as both having recognition scenes When I waswatching I called what she calls recognition confession I might besplitting hairs but what guides the play through the end stretch isthe utterances of various characters We hear them speak aloud thetruths they've kept veiledIn Scene V we get Iachimo's confession In the long passage thatbegins Your daughter's chastity there it begins he eventuallygets to these linesAnd to be brief my practise so prevail'dThat I return'd with simular proof enoughTo make the noble Leonatus madBy wounding his belief in her renownWith tokens thus and thus; averting notesOf chamber hanging pictures this her bracelet O cunning how I got it nay some marksOf secret on her person that he could notBut think her bond of chastity uite crack'dI having ta'en the forfeitIn that wonderful line wounding his belief in her renown he laysbare the trickery he performed He says outright that Posthumous'sbelief in Innogen's chastity was to follow the same violent metaphorpunctured He even exhibits some pride in his trickery o cunninghow I got it Or perhaps the tone is apologetic He may beadmitting to the personality uirk if that doesn't minimize hisbehavior too much everything nevertheless turns out right in theend He could be admonishing himself Oh that darn cunning that Ipossess it led me to do the act Rather than blaming it on him he'sblaming it on a part of himself Rather than bragging about it heseems to take a very conciliatory tone hereThis utterance releases a chain reaction of characters seeing than they saw before which is perhaps what recognition comes down toat its core While it assumes lack of prior knowledge turning onintonew information it could also signal the fact that they are finallyseeing what we all have known all along what could be calleddramatic irony Did we talk about this device before While I have mydoubts about employing literary figures of speech in discussingliterature they can be useful in providing a common lensI'd love to dig into one or two passages before we move on toLawrence Anything stood out to youIt's a wonderfully compact play with all its loose ends seeminglytied up in a neat bow at the endBestKenny

  7. Ryan O& Ryan O& says:

    I’m not sure if the edition has been updated but this 2004 version has served me well The annotations are same page and there is concise analysis across a wide range of context a highlight for me being the tapping into of Shakespeare’s curiosity around rhetorically doubling in a certain wayThe downside for some and me would be the introductions to each play These are all New Historical in a vein of modernity which has now aged A firmer historical texture as well as some reflexivity on the approach itself would not go amiss Maybe that is the case in newer editions but the thousands of flimsy pages in this copy still hold well for me

  8. Erica Alex Erica Alex says:

    I forgot I had this This book holds everything Shakespeare EVERYTHING And while I'm not a hardcore fan it's classic and it's literature and he birthed so many words we use today Do those who readily euip swagger know its roots A must have for anyone who studied English or who wishes simply to own it When I was in college we called it The Bible And what a headache it was to dissect Possibly why I sold it and the very reason why I need to repurchase it to add again to my library

  9. Chandler Lawson Chandler Lawson says:

    It's Shakespeare What needs to be said

  10. Baff Baff says:

    I have a very peculiar experience whenever I read Shakespeare after setting him aside for awhile Shakespeare's English becomes hard for me to understand However if I start reading again and just proceed without apparent comprehension everything eventually becomes clear I love Hamlet for the philosophical issues raised Seems Nay it is I know not 'seems' Henry V for the strength bestowed Proclaim it throughout this host that he that hath not courage to this fight let him depart His passport will be made ready and crowns for convey put in his purse We would not die with such a man that fears his fellowship to die with usAnd Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by from this day to the ending of the world but we in it shall be remembered We few we happy few we band of brothers For he that sheds his blood with me today shall be my brother Be he ne'er so vile this day will gentle his condition and Twelfth Night for the delicate yet potent language of ViolaHalloo your name to the reverberate hills and let the echoing spirit of the air cry out 'Olivia' Oh you should not rest between elements of earth and air but you should pity memy lady you are the cruellest she alive if you will lead these graces to the grave and leave the world no copy I have always thought Viola as good as Romeo poetically speaking Ironically she is probably about as masculine too lol

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