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Once More Unto the Speech, Dear Friends: Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio with Modern Text Versions for Comparison
Call Number: UCF Main Library General Collection -- PR2768.F74 2006
- v.1: The Comedies
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- v.3: The Tragedies ch3ck availability
v. 1. The comedies -- General introduction -- Preface and brief background to the first folio -- Introduction -- Principles applicable to all the plays -- Exploring the comedies -- Summary -- How the three columns work visually -- Speeches -- Comedy of errors -- Two gentlemen of Verona -- The taming of the shrew -- Love's labour's lost -- A midsummer night's dream -- The merchant of Venice -- Much ado about nothing -- The merry wives of Windsor -- As you like it -- Twelfth night -- Measure for measure -- All's well that ends well -- The winter's tale -- The tempest -- v. 2. The histories -- General introduction -- Preface and brief background to the first folio -- Introduction -- Principles applicable to all the plays -- Exploring the histories -- Speeches -- Henry VI Part 1 -- Henry VI Part 2 -- Henry VI Part 3 -- Richard III -- King John -- Richard II -- Henry IV Part 1 -- Henry IV Part 2 -- Henry V -- Henry VIII -- v. 3. The tragedies -- General introduction -- Preface and brief background to the first folio -- Introduction -- Principles applicable to all the plays -- Exploring the tragedies -- Summary -- How the three columns work visually -- Speeches -- Titus Andronicus -- Romeo & Juliet -- Julius Cæsar -- Hamlet -- Troylus & Cressida -- Othello -- Macbeth -- Timon of Athens -- King Lear -- Coriolanus -- Anthony & Cleopatra -- Cymbeline.