All's Well That Ends Well

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Penguin, Aug 1, 2001 - Drama - 160 pages
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“A young man married is a man that’s marr’d.”
—All’s Well That Ends Well
 
Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide a fresh new edition of this classic play about gender, desire, and sexual love.
 
THIS VOLUME ALSO INCLUDES MORE THAN A HUNDRED PAGES OF EXCLUSIVE FEATURES:
 
• an original Introduction to All’s Well That Ends Well
• 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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This dark comedy, written in the very early 1600s, is the latest title in the revamped "Pelican Shakespeare" series, which offers definitive texts of the plays with scholarly introductions, essays, and notes. You can't go wrong with this wonderful series. FICTION ... Read full review

Contents

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE OF STRATFORDUPONAVON GENTLEMAN
THE QUESTION OF AUTHORSHIP
Books About the Shakespeare Texts
NAMES OF THE ACTORS
I1Enter young Bertram Count of Rossillion his Mother the Countess and Helena Lord Lafew all in black
I2Flourish cornets Enter the King of France with letters and divers Attendants
I3Enter Countess Steward and Lavatch a Clown
II1Enter the King with divers young Lords taking leave for the Florentine war Bertram Count Rossillion and Parolles Flourish cornets
III4Enter Countess and Steward
III5A tucket afar off Enter old Widow of Florence her Daughter Diana Violenta and Mariana with other Citizens
III6Enter Bertram Count Rossillion and the Frenchmen as at first
III7Enter Helena and Widow
IV1Enter one of the Frenchmen the Second Lord with five or six other Soldiers in ambush
IV2Enter Bertram and the Maid called Diana
IV3Enter the two French Captains and some two or three Soldiers
IV4Enter Helena Widow and Diana

II2Enter Countess and Lavatch the Clown
II3Enter Count Bertram Lafew and Parolles
II4Enter Helena and Lavatch the Clown
II5Enter Lafew and Bertram
III1Flourish Enter the Duke of Florence the two Frenchmen with a troop of Soldiers
III2Enter Countess and Lavatch the Clown
III3Flourish Enter the Duke of Florence Bertram Count Rossillion Drum and Trumpets Soldiers Parolles
IV5Enter Lavatch the Clown Old Lady Countess and Lafew
V1Enter Helena Widow and Diana with two Attendants
V2Enter Lavatch the Clown and Parolles
V3Flourish Enter King Old Lady Countess Lafew the two French Lords with Attendants
EPILOGUE
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