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Né en 1564 à Stradford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare fit ses études à la Grammar School, qu'il quitta vers l'âge de onze ans pour des raisons qu'on ignore. À l'âge de 18 ans, il se mariait déjà avec la fille d'un fermier dont il eut trois enfants. C'est à ce moment que l'on perd sa trace pour la retrouver environ dix ans plus tard, lorsqu'on le voit à Londres en tant qu'acteur et dramaturge jouissant d'une certaine renommée. Ses grands poèmes lyriques Vénus et Adonis et Le viol de Lucrèce lui valent l'amitié du jeune compte de Southampton, Henry Wriothesley, souvent identifié au mystérieux dédicataire des célèbres Sonnets. En 1594, Shakespeare devient actionnaire dans la compagnie d'acteurs du lord chambellan nouvellement constituée et se consacre entièrement à la création de pièces de théâtre et à leur mise en scène. Privée du terrain dont elle disposait jusqu'alors, la troupe se voit obligée de passer du côté sud de la Tamise. C'est là que les acteurs construisent le rond bâtiment en bois, devenu le fameux Globe Theatre où Shakespeare créa ses pièces les plus connues. Ses comédies (Le Songe d'une nuit d'été, Les Joyeuses Commères de Windsor) et ses fresques historiques, mettant en scène une foule de personnages contemporains (Richard III) ou antiques (Julius Caesar), connaissent un grand succès auprès du public élisabéthain.
Le climat de désillusion politique qui s'installe après la mort de la reine et les malheurs personnels qui accablent la vie de Shakespeare ouvrent la voie à une période beaucoup plus sombre et amère dans son œuvre. C'est alors qu'il écrit ses grandes tragédies, Hamlet, Othello et Le Roi Lear. S'étant enrichi considérablement, le dramaturge se retire dans sa ville natale où il crée ses dernières pièces, parmi lesquelles La Tempête, qui sont marquées d'une sérénité que certains qualifient de chrétienne.
On a souvent émis des doutes quant à la vraie identité du plus grand dramaturge anglais, en qualifiant Shakespeare d'un simple prête-nom. De nos jours, cette hypothèse est considérée comme très peu probable, mais le mystère qui continue à planer autour de la personnalité du poète contribue à le transformer en une vraie légende.


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Télécharger le livre :  Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Retold

Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Retold


James Anthony , William Shakespeare


'James Anthony has done something I would have confidently stated to be impossible. He has "translated" Shakespeare’s sonnets and he has done so with an insolent, loveable charm … A dazzling success’ – Stephen FryRediscover the greatest love poetry ever writtenShall I...


Parution : 2018-11-08
Télécharger le livre :  The Tempest

The Tempest


William Shakespeare


Shakespeare's Plays: The First Folio is a beautiful new Penguin edition of WilliamShakespeare's first folio, with original spelling, getting as close as possible to the original plays for an authentic reading experience. It is published to coincide with the RSC's World...


Parution : 2016-04-07
Télécharger le livre :  Is This a Dagger Which I See Before Me?

Is This a Dagger Which I See Before Me?


William Shakespeare


'And when I shall die,Take him and cut him out in little stars.'This collection of Shakespeare's soliloquies, including both old favourites and lesser-known pieces, shows him at his dazzling best.One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to...


Parution : 2016-03-03
Télécharger le livre :  Troilus and Cressida

Troilus and Cressida


William Shakespeare


It is the seventh year of the Trojan War. The Greek army is camped outside Troy and Achilles - their military hero - refuses to fight. Inside the city Troilus, the Trojan King's son, falls in love with Cressida, whose father has defected to the Greek camp. In an...


Parution : 2015-12-03
Télécharger le livre :  The Tempest

The Tempest


William Shakespeare


'The magic in The Tempest is real ... It contains a great many unanswered questions' Margaret AtwoodA storm rages. Prospero and his daughter watch from their desert island as a ship carrying the royal family is wrecked. Miraculously, all on board survive. Plotting,...


Parution : 2015-10-29
Télécharger le livre :  Othello

Othello


William Shakespeare


'If we wish to know the force of human genius we should read Shakespeare' William HazlittA soldier of great standing and a newly married man, Othello seems to be in an enviable position. And yet, when his supposed friend sows doubts in his mind about his wife's...


Parution : 2015-08-06
Télécharger le livre :  Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure


William Shakespeare


'Language is his power. His characters are precisely the words they speak' A. S. Byatt A young man is condemned to death for breaking a law forbidding sex outside marriage. When his sister pleads with the Lord Angelo to save him, he offers her a bargain - her brother's...


Parution : 2015-07-30
Télécharger le livre :  As You Like It

As You Like It


William Shakespeare


'All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players'­Rosalind, banished by her cruel uncle, travels secretly to the Forest of Arden, where her exiled father holds court. There, dressed as a boy to avoid discovery, she encounters the man she loves - now a...


Parution : 2015-05-14
Télécharger le livre :  The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice


William Shakespeare


'The man who of all modern, and perhaps ancient poets, had the largest and most comprehensive soul' John DrydenAntonio, a Venetian merchant, wishes to help his friend get money to impress a rich heiress. But he is forced to borrow the sum from a cynical, abused Jewish...


Parution : 2015-04-30
Télécharger le livre :  King John

King John


William Shakespeare


Under the rule of King John, England is forced into war when the French challenge the legitimacy of John's claim to the throne and determine to install his nephew Arthur in his place. But political principles, hypocritically flaunted, are soon forgotten, as the French...


Parution : 2015-04-30
Télécharger le livre :  Love Sonnets of Shakespeare

Love Sonnets of Shakespeare


William Shakespeare


Once it blooms, it changes everything. Love is uplifting, enlightening, transforming. In this timeless collection of more than 80 sonnets, William Shakespeare pays tribute to our most beautiful emotion. Read and share them with the one you love.


Parution : 2014-07-29
Télécharger le livre :  Troilus and Cressida (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare

Troilus and Cressida (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare


Sidney Lee , William Shakespeare


This carefully crafted ebook: “Troilus and Cressida (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Troilus and Cressida is a tragedy by William...


Parution : 2014-02-27
Télécharger le livre :  King John (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare

King John (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare


Sidney Lee , William Shakespeare


This carefully crafted ebook: “King John (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. King John, a history play by William Shakespeare, dramatises...


Parution : 2014-02-27
Télécharger le livre :  Richard II (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare

Richard II (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare


Sidney Lee , William Shakespeare


This carefully crafted ebook: “Richard II (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Tragedy of King Richard the Second is a play written by...


Parution : 2014-02-27
Télécharger le livre :  Love's Labour's Lost (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare

Love's Labour's Lost (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare


Sidney Lee , William Shakespeare


This carefully crafted ebook: “Love's Labour's Lost (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Love's Labour's Lost is one of William Shakespeare's...


Parution : 2014-02-27
Télécharger le livre :  Measure for Measure (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare

Measure for Measure (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare


Sidney Lee , William Shakespeare


This carefully crafted ebook: “Measure for Measure (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Measure for Measure is a play by William Shakespeare,...


Parution : 2014-02-27
Télécharger le livre :  Two Gentlemen of Verona (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare

Two Gentlemen of Verona (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare


Sidney Lee , William Shakespeare


This carefully crafted ebook: “Two Gentlemen of Verona (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Two Gentlemen of Verona is the earliest...


Parution : 2014-02-27
Télécharger le livre :  Cymbeline (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare

Cymbeline (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare


Sidney Lee , William Shakespeare


This carefully crafted ebook: “Cymbeline (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Cymbeline is one of Shakespeare's late romances, which combines...


Parution : 2014-02-27
Télécharger le livre :  Much Ado About Nothing (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare

Much Ado About Nothing (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare


Sidney Lee , William Shakespeare


This carefully crafted ebook: “Much Ado About Nothing (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Written around the middle of his career (1598 and...


Parution : 2014-02-26
Télécharger le livre :  The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare


Sidney Lee , William Shakespeare


This carefully crafted ebook: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. William Shakespeare is recognized as one of the greatest writers of all time, known for works like "Hamlet,"...


Parution : 2014-02-26
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