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Hamlet

By: William Shakespeare

Excerpt: Hamlet by William Shakespeare.

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The Tragedy of King Lear

By: William Shakespeare

Excerpt: ACT I. SCENE I. King Lear?s palace. Enter KENT, GLOUCESTER, and EDMUND. KENT: I thought the king had more affected the Duke of Albany than Cornwall. GLOUCESTER: It did always seem so to us: but now, in the division of the kingdom, it appears not which of the dukes he values most; for equalities are so weighed, that curiosity in neither can make choice of either?s moiety. KENT: Is not this your son, my lord? GLOUCESTER: His breeding, sir, hath been at my charge: ...

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The Tempest; A Comedy by William Shakespeare. Decorated by Robert ...

By: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
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William Shakespeares King Henry Iv, Part 1

By: William Shakespeare

Excerpt: KING HENRY IV: So shaken as we are, so wan with care, Find we a time for frighted peace to pant, And breathe short-winded accents of new broils To be commenced in strands afar remote. No more the thirsty entrance of this soil Shall daub her lips with her own children?s blood; Nor more shall trenching war channel her fields, Nor bruise her flowerets with the armed hoofs Of hostile paces: those opposed eyes, Which, like the meteors of a troubled heaven, All of one...

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Macbeth

By: William Shakespeare

Excerpt: ACT I. SCENE I. A desert place. [Thunder and lightning. Enter three Witches.] First Witch: When shall we three meet again In thunder, lightning, or in rain? Second Witch: When the hurlyburly?s done, When the battle?s lost and won. Third Witch: That will be ere the set of sun. First Witch: Where the place? Second Witch: Upon the heath. Third Witch: There to meet with Macbeth. First Witch: I come, Graymalkin!

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The Book of Love

By: Wagstaff, Blanche Shoemaker, B. 1888
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Romeo and Juliet

By: Shakespeare

Description: Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families.

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Antony and Cleopatra

By: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
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Love's Labours Lost

By: William Shakespeare

Excerpt: ACT I. SCENE I. The king of Navarre?s park. [Enter FERDINAND king of Navarre, BIRON, LONGAVILLE and DUMAIN.] FERDINAND: Let fame, that all hunt after in their lives, Live register?d upon our brazen tombs And then grace us in the disgrace of death; When, spite of cormorant devouring Time, The endeavor of this present breath may buy That honor which shall bate his scythe?s keen edge And make us heirs of all eternity. Therefore, brave conquerors,--for so you are, T...

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William Shakespeares King Henry Iv, Part 2

By: William Shakespeare

Excerpt: William Shakespeare?s Titus Andronicus.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

By: William Shakespeare

Excerpt: ACT I. SCENE I. Athens. The palace of THESEUS. [Enter THESEUS, HIPPOLYTA, PHILOSTRATE, and Attendants.] THESEUS: Now, fair Hippolyta, our nuptial hour Draws on apace; four happy days bring in Another moon: but, O, methinks, how slow This old moon wanes! she lingers my desires, Like to a step-dame or a dowager Long withering out a young man revenue. HIPPOLYTA: Four days will quickly steep themselves in night; Four nights will quickly dream away the time; And then...

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King Richard Ii

By: William Shakespeare

Excerpt: King Richard II by William Shakespeare.

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King Richard Iii

By: William Shakespeare

Excerpt: King Richard II by William Shakespeare.

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The Merchant of Venice

By: William Shakespeare
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Measure for Measure Shakespeare

By: William Shakespeare

Excerpt: ACT I. SCENE I. An apartment in the DUKE?S palace. [Enter DUKE VINCENTIO, ESCALUS, Lords and Attendants.] DUKE VINCENTIO: Escalus. ESCALUS: My lord. DUKE VINCENTIO: Of government the properties to unfold, Would seem in me to affect speech and discourse; Since I am put to know that your own science Exceeds, in that, the lists of all advice My strength can give you: then no more remains, But that to your sufficiency as your Worth is able, And let them work. The na...

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The tragedy of Julius Caesar

By: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Baker, Franklin T. (Franklin Thomas), 1864-1949
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Pericles, Prince of Tyre

By: William Shakespeare

Excerpt: Pericles, Prince of Tyre by William Shakespeare.

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The Winter's Tale

By: Shakespeare

Description: The Winter's Tale is a play by William Shakespeare, originally published in the First Folio of 1623. Although it was grouped among the comedies, some modern editors have relabelled the play as one of Shakespeare's late romances. Some critics consider it to be one of Shakespeare's problem plays, because the first three acts are filled with intense psychological drama, while the last two acts are comedic and supply a happy ending

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Timon of Athens

By: William Shakespeare

Excerpt: Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare.

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Coriolanus

By: William Shakespeare

Excerpt: ACT I. SCENE I. Rome. A street. [Enter a company of mutinous Citizens, with staves, clubs, and other weapons.] First Citizen: Before we proceed any further, hear me speak. All: Speak, speak. First Citizen: You are all resolved rather to die than to famish? All: Resolved. resolved. First Citizen: First, you know Caius Marcius is chief enemy to the people. All: We know?t, we know?t. First Citizen: Let us kill him, and we?ll have corn at our own price. Is?t a verdict?

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