Two Gentlemen of Verona

Two Gentlemen of Verona

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Each edition includes:

• printed version of the play
•Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play
•Scene-by-scene plot summaries
•A key to famous lines and phrases
•An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language
•An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play
•Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books

Essay by Jeffrey Masten
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  • Simon & Schuster | 
  • 304 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780671722951 | 
  • January 2006
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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was born in April 1564 in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon, on England’s Avon River. When he was eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway. The couple had three children—their older daughter Susanna and the twins, Judith and Hamnet. Hamnet, Shakespeare’s only son, died in childhood. The bulk of Shakespeare’s working life was spent, not in Stratford, but in the theater world of London, where he established himself professionally by the early 1590s. He enjoyed success not only as a playwright, but as an actor and shareholder in an acting company. Sometime between 1610 and 1613, Shakespeare is thought to have retired from the stage and returned home to Stratford, where he died in 1616.

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