The Arden Shakespeare Book Of Quotations From Songs & Sonnets

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Cengage Learning EMEA, Sep 13, 2001 - Drama - 48 pages
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If you love the beauty of Shakespeare's poetry If you are looking for the right thing to write to a special person If you are looking for that perfect phrase that expresses your thoughts better than you can Then The Arden Shakespeare Book of Quotations from the Songs and Sonnets is for you. Gathered here are selections from Shakespeare's most beautiful poetry on love, nature and existence, from the intensity of the sonnets to the ravishing and airy beauty of the songs.
 

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Contents

Section 1
23
Section 2
27
Section 3
35
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Arguably the greatest English-language playwright, William Shakespeare was a seventeenth-century writer and dramatist, and is known as the "Bard of Avon." Under the patronage of Queen Elizabeth I, he penned more than 30 plays, 154 sonnets, and numerous narrative poems and short verses. Equally accomplished in histories, tragedies, comedy, and romance, Shakespeare's most famous works include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, The Taming of the Shrew, and As You Like It.

Like many of his contemporaries, including Christopher Marlowe, Shakespeare began his career on the stage, eventually rising to become part-owner of Lord Chamberlain's Men, a popular dramatic company of his day, and of the storied Globe Theatre in London.

Extremely popular in his lifetime, Shakespeare's works continue to resonate more than three hundred years after his death. His plays are performed more often than any other playwright's, have been translated into every major language in the world, and are studied widely by scholars and students.

Jane Armstrong was born and brought up in North London. Her first encounter with Shakespeare was through music, at an early performance of Benjamin Britten's opera "A Midsummer Night's Dream". She has worked on the Arden Shakespeare for a number of years, as copy-editor, and later as editorial series manager and commissioning editor. She is the editor of "The Arden Dictionary of Shakespeare Quotations".

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