All's Well, That Ends Well PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

All's Well, That Ends Well free pdf More sombre topics engaged him in the comedy of 'All's Well that Ends Well, ' which may be tentatively assigned to 1595. Meres, writing three years later, attributed to Shakespeare a piece called 'Love's Labour's Won.' This title, which is not otherwise known, may well be applied to 'All's Well.' 'The Taming of The Shrew, ' which has also been identified with 'Love's Labour's Won, ' has far slighter claim to the designation. The plot of 'All's Well, ' like that of 'Romeo and Juliet, ' was drawn from Painter's 'Palace of Pleasure' (No. xxxviii.) The original source is Boccaccio's 'Decamerone' (giorn. iii. nov. 9). Shakespeare, after his wont, grafted on the touching story of Helena's love for the unworthy Bertram the comic characters of the braggart Parolles, the pompous Lafeu, and a clown (Lavache) less witty than his compeers. Another original creation, Bertram's mother, Countess of Roussillon, is a charming portrait of old age. In frequency of rhyme and other metrical characteristics the piece closely resembles 'The Two Gentlemen, ' but the characterisation betrays far greater power, and there are fewer conceits or crudities of style. The pathetic element predominates. The heroine Helena, whose 'pangs of despised love' are expressed with touching tenderness, ranks with the greatest of Shakespeare's female creations.

About William Shakespeare

The poet's ancestry cannot be defined with absolute certainty. The poet's father, when applying for a grant of arms in 1596, claimed that his grandfather (the poet's great-grandfather) received for services rendered in war a grant of land in Warwickshire from Henry VII. No precise confirmation of this pretension has been discovered, and it may be, after the manner of heraldic genealogy, fictitious. But there is a probability that the poet came of good yeoman stock, and that his ancestors to the fourth or fifth generation were fairly substantial landowners. Adam Shakespeare, a tenant by military service of land at Baddesley Clinton in 1389, seems to have been great-grandfather of one Richard Shakespeare who held land at Wroxhall in Warwickshire during the first thirty-four years (at least) of the sixteenth century. Another Richard Shakespeare who is conjectured to have been nearly akin to the Wroxhall family was settled as a farmer at Snitterfield, a village four miles to the north of Stratford-on-Avon, in 1528. It is probable that he was the poet's grandfather. In 1550 he was renting a messuage and land at Snitterfield of Robert Arden- he died at the close of 1560, and on February 10 of the next year letters of administration of his goods, chattels, and debts were issued to his son John by the Probate Court at Worcester. His goods were valued at 35 17s. Besides the son John, Richard of Snitterfield certainly had a son Henry- while a Thomas Shakespeare, a considerable landholder at Snitterfield between 1563 and 1583, whose parentage is undetermined, may have been a third son. The son Henry remained all his life at Snitterfield, where he engaged in farming with gradually diminishing success- he died in embarrassed circumstances in December 1596. John, the son who administered Richard's estate, was in all likelihood the poet's father."

Details Book

Author : William Shakespeare
Publisher : Createspace
Data Published : 25 November 2014
ISBN : 1503383075
EAN : 9781503383074
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 104 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews All's Well, That Ends Well



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Omg Shakespeare Boxed Set free pdfOmg Shakespeare Boxed Set

    Three of Shakespeare s most popular plays . . . in texts. The immortal William Shakespeare is given a fun. modern twist in this OMG Shakespeare boxed set

    This hilarious boxed set includes three adaptations of Shakespeare s most beloved tragedies:

    YOLO Juliet

    srsly Hamlet

    Macbeth #killing it

    Imagine: What if Romeo and Juliet..


  • Omg Shakespeare Boxed Set free pdfOmg Shakespeare Boxed Set

    Three of Shakespeare s most popular plays . . . in texts. The immortal William Shakespeare is given a fun. modern twist in this OMG Shakespeare boxed set

    This hilarious boxed set includes three adaptations of Shakespeare s most beloved tragedies:

    YOLO Juliet

    srsly Hamlet

    Macbeth #killing it

    Imagine: What if Romeo and Juliet..


  • Omg Shakespeare Boxed Set free pdfOmg Shakespeare Boxed Set

    Three of Shakespeare s most popular plays . . . in texts. The immortal William Shakespeare is given a fun. modern twist in this OMG Shakespeare boxed set

    This hilarious boxed set includes three adaptations of Shakespeare s most beloved tragedies:

    YOLO Juliet

    srsly Hamlet

    Macbeth #killing it

    Imagine: What if Romeo and Juliet..


  • Omg Shakespeare Boxed Set free pdfOmg Shakespeare Boxed Set

    Three of Shakespeare s most popular plays . . . in texts. The immortal William Shakespeare is given a fun. modern twist in this OMG Shakespeare boxed set

    This hilarious boxed set includes three adaptations of Shakespeare s most beloved tragedies:

    YOLO Juliet

    srsly Hamlet

    Macbeth #killing it

    Imagine: What if Romeo and Juliet..


  • Romeo and Juliet free pdfRomeo and Juliet

    From the Royal Shakespeare Company -- a fresh new edition of the most famous of all love stories THIS EDITION INCLUDES: / An illuminating introduction to Romeo and Juliet by award-winning scholar Jonathan Bate / The play - with clear and authoritative explanatory notes on each page / A helpful scene-by-scene analysis and key facts about the play / An introduction to Shakespeare's career and the Elizabethan theatre / A rich exploration of approaches to staging the play featuring photographs of key productions The most enjoyable way to understand a Shakespeare play is to see it or participate in it..


  • All's Well, That Ends Well free pdfAll's Well, That Ends Well

    . More sombre topics engaged him in the comedy of 'All's Well that Ends Well, ' which may be tentatively assigned to 1595. Meres, writing three years later, attributed to Shakespeare a piece called 'L