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Cymbeline (Arden Shakespeare Second Series)

Edited by

J. M. Nosworthy

~playauthor~Written by~ William Shakespeare , J. M. Nosworthy ~playauthor~Edited by~ J. M. Nosworthy

The Arden Shakespeare, 1969

The Arden Shakespeare Second Series

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 28, Roles: Total (22), Female (3), Male (18), Unassigned (1)

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...The intricate plot of Cymbeline folds comic, romantic, tragic and historical modes into a bittersweet and experimental play. Though listed under the ‘Tragedies’ in its first appearance in the 1623 First Folio, the play’s diverse elements...

Macbeth (Arden Shakespeare Second Series)

Edited by

Kenneth Muir

~playauthor~Written by~ William Shakespeare , Kenneth Muir ~playauthor~Edited by~ Kenneth Muir

The Arden Shakespeare, 1997

The Arden Shakespeare Second Series

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 29, Roles: Total (26), Female (4), Male (22), Unassigned (0)

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...‘The Scottish Play’ is Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy, but its characters are some of the most memorable in his oeuvre: the misguided Macbeth, the ruthless Lady Macbeth and the otherworldly Weird Sisters are recognisable as classic...

Measure for Measure (Arden Shakespeare Second Series)

Edited by

J. W. Lever

~playauthor~Written by~ William Shakespeare , J. W. Lever ~playauthor~Edited by~ J. W. Lever

The Arden Shakespeare, 1967

The Arden Shakespeare Second Series

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 17, Roles: Total (20), Female (5), Male (15), Unassigned (0)

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...In a city swamped by impotent law and sexual decadence, Shakespeare reveals repressed desire, skewed hypocrisy and arbitrary justice. His only play to be set in Vienna, Measure for Measure has, along with Troilus and Cressida and All’s Well...

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Arden Shakespeare Second Series)

Edited by

Harold Brooks

~playauthor~Written by~ William Shakespeare , Harold Brooks ~playauthor~Edited by~ Harold Brooks

The Arden Shakespeare, 1979

The Arden Shakespeare Second Series

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 9, Roles: Total (22), Female (4), Male (17), Unassigned (1)

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...Midsummer was a significant part of the early modern calendar, falling between 21st and 24th June. The point of the year when the sun is at its highest in relation to the equator, by Shakespeare’s time, the festival was a Christianized...

King Henry IV Part 2 (Arden Shakespeare Second Series)

Edited by

A. R. Humphreys

~playauthor~Written by~ William Shakespeare , A. R. Humphreys ~playauthor~Edited by~ A. R. Humphreys

The Arden Shakespeare, 1967

The Arden Shakespeare Second Series

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 21, Roles: Total (42), Female (3), Male (39), Unassigned (0)

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...More troubled and troubling than King Henry IV Part 1, King Henry IV Part 2 is the second play in the Henriad tetralogy, continuing the story of King Henry’s decline and Hal’s reform. Though Part 2 echoes the structure of the earlier play...

The Comedy of Errors (Arden Shakespeare Second Series)

Edited by

R.A. Foakes

~playauthor~Written by~ William Shakespeare , R.A. Foakes ~playauthor~Edited by~ R.A. Foakes

The Arden Shakespeare, 1968

The Arden Shakespeare Second Series

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 11, Roles: Total (16), Female (5), Male (11), Unassigned (0)

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...Shakespeare’s dextrous comedy of two twin masters and two twin servants continually mistaken for one another is both farce and more than farce. The Comedy of Errors examines the interplay between personal and commercial relationships...