Macbeth - William Shakespeare

Macbeth (/məkˈbɛθ/; full title The Tragedy of Macbeth) is a tragedy by William Shakespeare; it is thought to have been first performed in 1606.[a] It dramatises the...

Macbeth

A brave Scottish general named Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his...

The Two Gentlemen Of Verona

Valentine is preparing to leave Verona for Milan so as to broaden his horizons. He begs his best friend, Proteus, to come with him, but Proteus is in love with Julia, and refuses...

Shakespeare Tales Of Friendship And Betrayal

This collection of Shakespeare tales focuses on themes of friendship and betrayal. Included in this volume: The Two Gentlemen of Verona; The Comedy of Errors; The Winter's Tale;...

The Taming Of The Shrew

Petruchio tames Katherina, an unwilling participant in the relationship, with various psychological torments, such as keeping her from eating and drinking, until she becomes a...

Hamlet

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle...

Shakespeare - King John

Play description ACT I Scene 1. King Philip of France’s ambassador, Chatillion, delivers a message to King John. He demands that John give up his throne to the rightful heir,...

Shakespeare - Two Gentlemen of Verona

Play description ACT I Scene 1. Valentine prepares to leave Verona for Milan. He is exasperated by his friend Proteus who remains “dully sluggardized at home,” unwilling to...

Shakespeare - Henry IV Part 1

Play description ACT I Scene 1. King Henry’s plans to lead a crusade to the Holy Land are frustrated when he hears that an English army under Edmund Mortimer has been defeated...

Shakespeare - Othello

Play description ACT I Scene 1. Iago tells Roderigo how Cassio has been promoted over him to the position of lieutenant to the Moor Othello, a general in the service of the...

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