Book Sampler: Shakespeare
27 Installments—Entirely free
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All the world’s a stage, and nowhere is that truer than in this Shakespeare Sampler. The tragedies, the comedies, and the sonnets are all sampled here, allowing you to discover (or rediscover) what is perhaps the richest literary legacy in the world. Perhaps Hamlet’s “To be or not to be” soliloquy will spark your imagination, or you’ll find yourself wanting to escape to the fantastical forest in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. We've included the most important, beautiful, or iconic moments from each of the Bard's works and given each sample the context needed to understand its place in the full play. With shining passages from one of England's best-loved and most important authors, this Sampler is a treasure trove of literary brilliance. You need only decide which play’s the thing for you.
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_Hamlet_ opens with the ghost of Prince Hamlet’s murdered father asking him to seek revenge. However, Hamlet finds it difficult to act, and his complex and changing thoughts lead to increasingly strange behavior. In this famous soliloquy, Hamlet muses on what he should do while Ophelia, a ...Back to top
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