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The Two Noble Kinsmen is a play written in 1613 by John Fletcher and William Shakespeare in collaboration. The attribution was made on the title page of the 1637 Quarto that was its first printed edition. The play was not included in the First Folio of Shakespeare's works in 1623, but few readers doubt Shakespeare's hand in it. About half of the play seems to be by Shakespeare and half by Fletcher. Yup John Fletcher was born December, 1579 (baptized December 20) in Rye, Sussex, and died of the plague in August 1625 (buried August 29 in St. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Events February 3 - Tulipmania collapses in Netherlands by government order February 15 - Ferdinand III becomes Holy Roman Emperor December 17 - Shimabara Rebellion erupts in Japan Pierre de Fermat makes a marginal claim to have proof of what would become known as Fermats last theorem. ... Quarto has several meanings: Quarto is a board game for two players made by Family Games Inc. ... The First Folio is the name given to the first published collection of William Shakespeares plays. ... Events August 6 - Pope Urban VIII is elected to the Papacy. ...


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The Two Noble Kinsmen is a romantic tragicomedy based on Chaucer's "The Knight's Tale", with the addition of a subplot paralleling the main action. Tragicomedy (or dark comedy or black comedy) refers to fictional works that blend aspects of the genres of tragedy and comedy. ... Chaucer: Illustration from Cassells History of England, circa 1902 Chanticleer the rooster from an outdoor production of Chanticleer and the Fox at Ashby_de_la_Zouch castle Geoffrey Chaucer (ca. ... The Knights Tale is the first tale from Geoffrey Chaucers The Canterbury Tales. ...


Palamon and Arcite, cousins and close friends, are imprisoned by the Athenians after a battle. From their prison window they see Princess Emilia, and since both fall in love with her, their friendship turns to bitter rivalry. Upon Arcite's release he is banished from Thebes, but he returns to find Emilia and becomes appointed her attendant. The Acropolis in central Athens, one of the most important landmarks in world history. ... Emilia is a Swedish pop singer. ... For the ancient capital of Upper Egypt, see Thebes, Egypt. ...


Meanwhile, the jailer's daughter has fallen in love with Palamon and helps him escape, after which he once again meets Arcite. To settle their rivalry over Emilia, they decide to fight. Now the jailer's daughter, forsaken, goes mad, but her former lover regains her by convincing her that he is Palamon. Arcite wins the contest for Emilia, but soon afterward he is thrown from a horse and, with his dying breath, gives her to Palamon.


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The works of William Shakespeare

Tragedies: Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, King Lear, Hamlet, Othello, Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus, Troilus and Cressida, Timon of Athens Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... A Shakespearean tragedy usually involves the following: A seemingly admirable protagonist who falls from grace and into doom due to a fatal flaw in his/her character. ... Romeo and Juliet is a famous play by William Shakespeare concerning the fate of two young star-crossed lovers. ... Scene from Macbeth, depicting the witches conjuring of an apparition in Act IV, Scene I Macbeth is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, based loosely on historical events, such as the King Macbeth of Scotland, and including characteristic features of a morality play. ... King Lear and the Fool in the Storm by William Dyce (1806-1864) King Lear is generally regarded as one of William Shakespeares greatest tragedies. ... The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy by William Shakespeare and one of his most well-known and oft-quoted plays. ... This page is about the Shakespeare play, for the board game, see Othello board game. ... Titus Andronicus may be Shakespeares earliest tragedy. ... Julius Caesar is a tragedy by William Shakespeare probably written in 1599. ... Antony and Cleopatra is a historical tragedy by William Shakespeare, first performed in 1607 or 1608 and printed in the First Folio, 1623. ... Coriolanus is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, based on the life of the legendary Roman leader. ... The History of Troilus and Cressida is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written around 1602, shortly after the completion of Hamlet. ... Timon of Athens is a play by William Shakespeare written around 1607. ...

Comedies: A Midsummer Night's Dream, All's Well That Ends Well, As You Like It, Cardenio (lost), Cymbeline, Love's Labour's Lost, Love's Labour's Won (lost), Measure for Measure, The Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Much Ado About Nothing, Pericles Prince of Tyre, Taming of the Shrew, The Comedy of Errors, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Two Noble Kinsmen, The Winter's Tale Shakespearean comedies are one of the three (sometimes four) genres of plays by William Shakespeare. ... A Midsummer Nights Dream is a romantic comedy by William Shakespeare written in the mid-1590s. ... Alls Well That Ends Well is a comedy by William Shakespeare, which is also considered one of his problem plays. ... Scene from As you like it, Francis Hayman, c. ... Cardenio is a lost play, known to have been performed by the Kings Men, a London theatre company, in 1613. ... The Mythical British King Cymbeline is identified with Cunobelinus Cymbeline is a play by William Shakespeare. ... One of Shakespeares early comedies, Loves Labours Lost features an artificial and rather silly plot, but displays an astonishing rhetorical technique. ... Loves Labours Won (or Loues Labours Wonne) is an unknown play written by William Shakespeare before 1598. ... Measure for Measure is a play written by William Shakespeare in 1604 or 1605. ... Shylock and Jessica by Maurycy Gottlieb (1856-1879) The Merchant of Venice is one of the most famous plays by William Shakespeare, written at an uncertain date between 1594 and 1597. ... The Merry Wives of Windsor is a comedy by William Shakespeare featuring the fat knight Falstaff. ... Much Ado About Nothing is a play by William Shakespeare. ... Pericles, Prince of Tyre is a play written partly by William Shakespeare and included in modern editions of his collected plays. ... The Taming of the Shrew is a comedy by William Shakespeare. ... The Comedy of Errors is an early play by William Shakespeare. ... Miranda and Ferdinand, Angelica Kauffmann, 1782. ... Twelfth Night, or What You Willis a comedy by William Shakespeare. ... The Two Gentlemen of Verona is a comedy by Shakespeare from early in his career. ... The Winters Tale is a comedy by William Shakespeare. ...

Histories: Richard III, Richard II, Henry VI, part 1, Henry VI, part 2, Henry VI, part 3, Henry V, Henry IV, part 1, Henry IV, part 2, Henry VIII, King John, Edward III (attributed) Traditionally, the works of William Shakespeare have been grouped into three categories: tragedies, comedies, and histories. ... The Tragedy of Richard III is a play by William Shakespeare, in which the monarch Richard III of England is unflatteringly depicted. ... Richard II is a play by William Shakespeare, based on the life of King Richard II of England, written in 1595. ... King Henry VI Part 1 is one of the history plays of William Shakespeare. ... The play we know as King Henry VI Part II was originally known as The First Part of the Contention betwixt the Two Famous Houses of York and Lancaster. ... Henry VI Part III is the third of William Shakespeares plays set during the lifetime of King Henry VI of England, and prepares the ground for one of his best-known and most controversial plays: the tragedy of King Richard III (Richard III of England). ... Henry V is a play by William Shakespeare based on the life of King Henry V of England. ... Henry IV, Part 1 is a history play by William Shakespeare. ... Henry IV part 2 is a history play by William Shakespeare, first published as part of Shakespeares First Folio. ... Henry VIII was one of William Shakespeares last plays. ... King John is one of the so-called Shakespearean histories, plays written by William Shakespeare and based on the history of England. ... The Reign of King Edward III is a play attributed to William Shakespeare. ...

Other works: Sonnets, Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece, The Passionate Pilgrim, The Phoenix and the Turtle Shakespeares sonnets comprise a collection of 154 poems in sonnet form published in 1609 and deal with themes such as love, beauty, politics, and mortality. ... Venus and Adonis is one of Shakespeares longer poems. ... The narrative poem The Rape of Lucrece is the graver work promised by English dramatist-poet William Shakespeare in his dedication to his patron, Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, in Venus and Adonis. ... The Passionate Pilgrim is a collection of poems, first published in 1599, attributed on the title-page to William Shakespeare. ... The Phoenix and the Turtle is a poem by William Shakespeare. ...


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§14. The Two Noble Kinsmen:" wealth of its sources and qualities. X. Plays of Uncertain Authorship Attributed to ... (813 words)
In the closing speech of the last scene, Theseus would fain convince us that, of the two rival kinsmen, Palamon has the better right to the lady—because he saw her first!—but the enduring impression which the play leaves upon the reader’s mind is that man is but the puppet of fortune.
It is a play which needs to be seen in order that the masque-like splendour of some of its scenes may be fully realised; but a mere perusal of it suffices to reveal its imaginative power, the ripeness and energy of the thought and the luminous colour of high romance in which it is steeped.
Now, the diction of The Two Noble Kinsmen is of a peculiar nature, and Spalding, in his famous Letter, with others after him, naturally directed his attention to this, above all other things, in attributing these non-Fletcherian scenes to Shakespeare.
The Two Noble Kinsmen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (262 words)
The Two Noble Kinsmen is a play written in 1613 by John Fletcher and William Shakespeare in collaboration.
The attribution was made on the title page of the 1637 Quarto that was its first printed edition.
The Two Noble Kinsmen is a romantic tragicomedy based on Chaucer's "The Knight's Tale", with the addition of a subplot paralleling the main action.
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