Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet is perhaps the most famous of Shakespeare’s plays and is thought to be the most famous love story in Western history. It concerns the fate of two very young...

Hamlet (Unabridged)

Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatises the revenge Prince Hamlet is called to wreak upon his uncle, Claudius, by the ghost of Hamlet's father, King Hamlet.

Tempest, The - William Shakespeare

The Tempest is a play by William Shakespeare, probably written in 1610–1611, and thought to be one of the last plays that Shakespeare wrote alone. After the first scene,...

The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale' follows two childhood friends: Leontes, King of Sicilia, and Polixenes, the King of Bohemia. Polixenes is visiting the kingdom of Sicilia, and is enjoying...

Fairy Tales For Adults

A selection of stories about love and romance from the best storytellers of the world including Shakespeare, Chekhov, and Turgenev trying to express love in all its forms. This...

King Lear

This edition of 'King Lear' is an adaptation of Shakespeare's eponymous tragedy. The story depicts the gradual descent into madness of the title character, after he disposes of...

Timon Of Athens

In the beginning, Timon is a wealthy and generous Athenian gentleman. He hosts a large banquet, attended by nearly all the main characters. Timon gives away money wastefully, and...

Shakespeare - Merchant of Venice

Play description ACT I Scene 1. Antonio is a rich merchant in Venice; ships bearing his goods sail round the world. Antonio’s friend Bassanio has fallen in love with Portia, a...

Shakespeare - Henry V

Play description ACT I Scene 1. The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of Ely are anxious about a bill proposing to confiscate ecclesiastical property. They are, however,...

Shakespeare - Much Ado About Nothing

Play description ACT I Scene 1. Leonato, Governor of Messina, welcomes Don Pedro, Prince of Arragon, as he returns from a successful campaign. With Don Pedro is his bastard...

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