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William Shakespeare's "Sonnets" are the most beautiful example of love poetry ever written. With their uplifting spirit, coherence, intensity and dealing with the passing of age, of time, the evanescence of beauty offset by the permanence of true feelings, the "Sonnets" are a keystone of the English language literature. Composed at a time when "Sonnet craze" was rampant in England, the Sonnets, like many other Shakespearan works, raise as many questions as answers: W.H., the Fair Youth, the Dark Lady, were they to be publicised? Rediscover the "Sonnets" in this new edition by Les Éditions de Londres.
"The Tempest" is a play written by William Shakespeare in 1610 or 1611, believed to be the last play of the Bard. To us, it might be his best: the most astonishing alchemy of tragedy and comedy, of morals and magic, and a treasure cove of some of the most memorable Shakespearean scenes. Prospero, the deposed Duke of Milan, and his daughter Miranda, are stranded on an island with for only companions the monster Caliban and the spirit Ariel. When a ship carrying his brother responsible for his plight passes by, Prospero uses his magical powers to start a tempest, ending with the shipwrecked passengers stranded on the same island. From then on, it becomes... magical. Just listen:
"Be not afeard: the isle is full of noises,
Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt not.
Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments
Will hum about mine ears; and sometimes voices...".
Magical, no? Rediscover The Tempest with an original preface and biography in this new edition by Les Éditions de Londres.
"Much ado about nothing" is a comedy written by William Shakespeare around 1598 or 1599. It is one of his most famous comedies. "Much ado about nothing" is the story of the developing relationship between Benedick and Beatrice, their mutual hostility, witty rivalry, and their love. The play is set in Messina.