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A Choice of Shakespeare's Verse

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Shakespeare's best as chosen by the great English poet

"According to most anthologies, [Shakespeare] wrote only sonnets and songs for his plays. The reason for this [is the] reluctance of anthologists to break into the sacred precincts of his drama and start looting portable chunks . . . Yet when he great speeches of his plays are taken out of context they are no more diffi
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 4th 2007 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (first published January 1st 1971)
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Jan 21, 2016 Muneeb Salman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent Selection! The passages are, as Hughes say, "long enough and self-contained enough to strike up a life on their own" but yet "It remains a fragment, its elements are not balanced within itself, and so it gives a sense of unease". And so i read only first 10 passages and left the rest for reading later, after atleast reading some, if not all, plays of Shakespeare.
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William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "The Bard"). His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been tr ...more
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