Shakespeare Summaries

Hamlet

  • Last updated on April 8, 2021

“infobox Book “ name Hamlet image image caption Cambridge School of Shakespeare Edition author William Shakespeare country England language English genre Shakespearean Tragedy publisher Cambridge University Press release date 1609 media type Play pages 289 isbn 0521618746 Outside Elsinore Castle in Denmark, a ghost has begun haunting the night. The ghost bears a striking resemblance […]

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Sonnet 29

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book “ name Sonnet 29 image image caption Sonnet 29‘s first two lines, from the 1609 quarto author William Shakespeare country England language English language genre(s) Sonnet release date 1609 Sonnet 29 is one of the 154 sonnets written by William Shakespeare. Sonnet 29 was written in 1609 and centers on themes of jealousy, […]

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Twelfth Night

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

Twelfth Night, Or What You Will is a comedy by William Shakespeare, based on the short story “Of Apolonius and Silla” by Barnabe Riche. It is named after the Twelfth Night holiday of the Christmas season. It was written around 1601 and first published in the First Folio in 1623. The main title is believed […]

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a romantic comedy by William Shakespeare, written sometime in the 1590s. It portrays the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors, their interactions with the Duke and Duchess of Athens, Theseus and Hippolyta, and with the fairies who inhabit a moonlit forest. The play is […]

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The Tempest

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book “ name The Tempest title_orig translator image image_caption author William Shakespeare illustrator cover_artist country England language English languageEnglish genre Drama, Play publisher release_date pages isbn “The Tempest”, written by William Shakespeare, embodies both seemingly timeless romance and the historically specific moment in which Europe begins to explore and conquer the New World. Prospero, […]

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Othello

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“Infobox Book” name Othello title_orig translator image image_caption author William Shakespeare illustrator cover_artist country language English series subject genre publisher release_date english_release_date media_type pages isbn preceded_by followed_by Othello opens in the stately city of Venice, a worldwide hub for trade and commerce. The first characters introduced are Iago, an ensign denied promotion by Othello, and […]

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Much ado about nothing

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

Written by William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy. Set during Medieval times, it is also, essentially, a love story. Young Count Claudio has returned from war, and meets the lovely Hero, daughter of the man Claudio is staying with. He asks her to marry him, and she consents. But the night before […]

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Romeo and Juliet

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“Infobox Book “ name Romeo and Juliet image image caption Folger Shakespeare Library Edition author William Shakespeare country England language English genre Tragedy, Love publisher Simon & Schuster release date 1597 media type Paperback pages 301 isbn 0743477111 The play begins with a large fight between the Capulets and the Montagues, two prestigious families in […]

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Macbeth

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“Infobox Book “ name Macbeth image image_caption Cover of Updated Edition author William Shakespeare country England language English genre Tragedy publisher Folger Shakespeare Library release_date 1606 media_type play pages 249 isbn 0743477103 The play opens with Macbeth and Banquo, two of the Scottish King Duncan’s generals, returning from battle when they encounter three witches in […]

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