Excerpt from The Plays of William Shakspeare, Accurately Printed From the d104 of Mr Steevens s Last Edition, Vol 14 With a Selection of the Most Important Notes Containing, Timon of Athens, CoriolanusTo the great lord Poet A thing slipp d idly from me Our poesy is as a gum which oozes From whence tis nourished The fire i the int Shows not, till it be struck i our gentle ame Provnhes itself, and like the current, ies Each bound it chafes What have on there Pain A Picture, Sir And w ten comes your book forth Poet Upon the heels of my presentment, Sir Et s see 3our piece Pain tis a good piece Poet So tis this comes 05 well and excellent Pain Lndi erent Poet Admirahle How this grace Speaks his own standing What a mental power This cye shoots forth How big imagination Moves in this lip To the dumhness of the gesture One might interpret Pain It is a pretty mocking of the life Here is a touch Is t good I ve I ll of it.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. New Read [ The Plays of William Shakspeare, Accurately Printed from the Text of Mr. Steevens's Last Edition, Vol. 14: With a Selection of the Most Important Notes; Containing, Timon of Athens, Coriolanus (Classic Reprint) ] by [ William Shakespeare ] – heartforum.co.uk
William Shakespeare baptised 26 April 1564 was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world s pre eminent dramatist He is often called England s national poet and the Bard of Avon or simply The Bard His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems His plays have been translated into every major living language, and are performedoften than those of any other playwright.Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford upon Avon Scholars believe that he died on his fifty second birthday, coinciding with St George s Day.At the age of 18 he married Anne Hathaway, who bore him three children Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith Between 1585 and 1592 he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of the playing company the Lord Chamberlain s Men, later known as the King s Men He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, where he died three years later Few records of Shakespeare s private life survive, and there has been considerable speculation about such matters as his sexuality, religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others.Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1590 and 1613 His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication and artistry by the end of the sixteenth century Next he wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth, considered some of the finest examples in the English language In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances, and collaborated with other playwrights Many of his plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy during his lifetime, and in 1623, two of his former theatrical colleagues published the First Folio, a collected edition of his dramatic works that included all but two of the plays now recognised as Shakespeare s.Shakespeare was a respected poet and playwright in his own day, but his reputation did not rise to its present heights until the nineteenth century The Romantics, in particular, acclaimed Shakespeare s genius, and the Victorians hero worshipped Shakespeare with a reverence that George Bernard Shaw called bardolatry In the twentieth century, his work was repeatedly adopted and rediscovered by new movements in scholarship and performance His plays remain highly popular today and are consistently performed and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the world.According to historians, Shakespeare wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets throughout the span of his life Shakespeare s writing average was 1.5 plays a year since he first started writing in 1589 There have been plays and sonnets attributed to Shakespeare that were not authentically written by the great master of language and literature.
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- The Plays of William Shakspeare, Accurately Printed from the Text of Mr. Steevens's Last Edition, Vol. 14: With a Selection of the Most Important Notes; Containing, Timon of Athens, Coriolanus (Classic Reprint)
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