Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 [Browse]
  • New York : Dover Publications, 2015.
  • ©2015.
1 online resource (269 pages)


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The secret marriage of a king's daughter sets off a chain reaction of slander, jealousy, and divine intervention in this fairy tale-like romance. Shakespeare based his play on myths of an early Celtic king of Britain, incorporating historical elements from classical Rome and Renaissance Italy. With a cast that includes an evil stepmother, scheming suitor, and devoted lovers, the drama is heightened by duels, kidnappings, and disguised identities. Cymbeline offers captivating storytelling that's crowned by the beauty of its language. Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, Samuel Beckett, and countless others have quoted Act IV's funeral song: "Fear no more the heat o' th' sun/Nor the furious winter's rages;/Thou thy worldly task hast done,/Home art gone and ta'en thy wages." A moving story of loss and recovery, Shakespeare's drama promises that a leap of faith can lead to miracles.
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  • Cover
  • Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • Note
  • Dramatis Personæ
  • Contents
  • Act I
  • Scene II. The Same. A Public Place
  • Scene III. A Room in Cymbeline's Palace
  • Scene IV. Rome. Philario's House
  • Scene V. Britain. A Room in Cymbeline's Palace
  • Scene VI. The Same. Another Room in the Palace
  • Act II
  • Scene II. Imogen's Bedchamber in Cymbeline's Palace: A Trunk in One Corner of It
  • Scene III. An Ante-Chamber Adjoining Imogen's Apartments
  • Scene V. Another Room in Philario's House
  • Act III
  • Scene II. Another Room in the Palace
  • Scene III. Wales. A Mountainous Country with a Cave
  • Scene IV. Country Near Milford-Haven
  • Scene V. A Room in Cymbeline's Palace
  • Scene VI. Wales. Before the Cave of Belarius
  • Scene VII. Rome. A Public Place
  • Act IV
  • Scene II. Before the Cave of Belarius
  • Scene IV. Wales. Before the Cave of Belarius
  • Act V
  • Scene II. Field of Battle Between the British and Roman Camps
  • Scene III. Another Part of the Field
  • Scene IV. A British Prison
  • Scene V. Cymbeline's Tent.
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