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The Merry Wives of Windsor: The Players' Text of 1602, with the Heminges and Condell Text of 1623 (Classic Reprint)

AUTHOR Shakespeare, William
PUBLISHER Forgotten Books (01/29/2019)
PRODUCT TYPE Paperback (Paperback)

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Two statements referred back to this tradition have been generally conceded without examina tion: first, that Queen Elizabeth ordered William Shakespeare to write a play in fourteen days, for the purpose of showing Falstaff (with whom her majesty had already become acquainted in the two parts of the Henry I V.) in love, and that T/ze Merry Wives of Windsor, as printed in 1623, was the result of that order; and second, that the 1602 quarto is a short-hand transcript of the 1623 ver sion, as surreptitiously captured from the actors' mouths.

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ISBN-13: 9781333065751
ISBN-10: 1333065752
Binding: Paperback or Softback (Trade Paperback (Us))
Content Language: English
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Page Count: 230
Carton Quantity: 34
Product Dimensions: 6.00 x 0.48 x 9.00 inches
Weight: 0.69 pound(s)
Feature Codes: Illustrated
Country of Origin: US
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Grade Level: 9th Grade and up
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Reading Level: 7.3
Point Value: 4
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Dewey Decimal: 822.33
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Excerpt from The Merry Wives of Windsor: The Players' Text of 1602, With the Heminges and Condell Text of 1623

Two statements referred back to this tradition have been generally conceded without examina tion: first, that Queen Elizabeth ordered William Shakespeare to write a play in fourteen days, for the purpose of showing Falstaff (with whom her majesty had already become acquainted in the two parts of the Henry I V.) in love, and that T/ze Merry Wives of Windsor, as printed in 1623, was the result of that order; and second, that the 1602 quarto is a short-hand transcript of the 1623 ver sion, as surreptitiously captured from the actors' mouths.

About the Publisher

Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Author: Shakespeare, William
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.

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