Cymbeline (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Feb 1, 2000 - Drama - 192 pages
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“Golden lads and girls all must,
As chimney-sweepers, come to dust.”
—Cymbeline
 
Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide a fresh new edition of this classic tragedy in which nothing is as it seems.
 
THIS VOLUME ALSO INCLUDES MORE THAN A HUNDRED PAGES OF EXCLUSIVE FEATURES:
 
• an original Introduction to Cymbeline
• incisive scene-by-scene synopsis and analysis with vital facts about the work
• commentary on past and current productions based on interviews with leading directors, actors, and designers
• photographs of key RSC productions
• an overview of Shakespeare’s theatrical career and chronology of his plays
 
Ideal for students, theater professionals, and general readers, these modern and accessible editions from the Royal Shakespeare Company set a new standard in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.
  

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The ultimate Shakespearean tragicomedy of errors; sweet in its ridiculousness, comforting despite the improbability of the ending. In a word: a fairy tale (though set around an actual historic king ... Read full review

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Imogen is the daughter of the king Cymbeline. She wants to marry a guy (Posthumus Leonatus), but her father wants her to marry another one. She secretly marries Posthumus, but Cymbeline banishes him ... Read full review

Contents

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE OF STRATFORDUPONAVON GENTLEMAN
THE QUESTION OF AUTHORSHIP
Books About the Shakespeare Texts
I1Enter two Gentlemen
I2Enter Cloten and two Lords
I3Enter Imogen and Pisanio
I4Enter Philario Iachimo a Frenchman a Dutchman and a Spaniard
I5Enter Queen Ladies and Cornelius
III3Enter from their cave Belarius Guiderius and Arviragus
III4Enter Pisanio and Imogen
III5Enter Cymbeline Queen Cloten Lucius and Lords
III6Enter Imogen alone in boys clothes
III7Enter two Roman Senators and Tribunes
IV1Enter Cloten alone
IV2Enter Belarius Guiderius Arviragus and Imogen from the cave
IV3Enter Cymbeline Lords and Pisanio

I6Enter Imogen alone
II1Enter Cloten and the two Lords
II2Enter Imogen in her bed A trunk
II3Enter Cloten and Lords
II4Enter Posthumus and Philario
II5Enter Posthumus
III1Enter in state Cymbeline Queen Cloten and Lords at one door and at another Caius Lucius and Attendants
III2Enter Pisanio reading of a letter
IV4Enter Belarius Guiderius and Arviragus
V1Enter Posthumus alone with a bloody handkerchief
V2Enter Lucius Iachimo and the Roman Army at one door and the Briton Army at another Leonatus Posthumus following like a poor soldier They ...
V3Enter Posthumus and a Briton Lord
V4Enter Posthumus and two Jailers
V5Enter Cymbeline Belarius Guiderius Arviragus Pisanio and Lords
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Popularly known as the 'Bard of Avon', English playwright, poet, and actor William Shakespeare was baptised on 26 April 1564. Not much is known about his date of birth or his formal education. Born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, he moved to London at age 21, where he wrote and acted in plays like Hamlet and As You Like It for the theatre group 'The King's Men'. Shakespeare, who died on 23 April 1616, gave the English language its most beautiful figures of speech, allegories, and images.

Stephen Orgel is the J. E. Reynolds Professor in Humanities at Stanford University. His books include "The Authentic Shakespeare," "Impersonations: The Performance of Gender in Shakespeare's England," and "The Illusion of Power," In addition to his Shakespeare editions, he has edited works of Ben Jonson, Marlowe, and Milton.
A. R. Braunmuller is professor of English and comparative literature at UCLA, where he teaches courses on English and European drama from 1500 to the present. He has written critical volumes on George Peele and George Chapman and has edited "King John" and "Macbeth,

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