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Published by Arden Shakespeare .
Written in English

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  • English literature: Shakespeare criticism,
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Edition Notes

The Arden Edition Of The Works Of William Shakespeare

ContributionsJ. M. Nosworthy (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatLibrary Binding
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9659868M
ISBN 100174436335
ISBN 109780174436331

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Cymbeline, King of Britain, commands the wedlock of his lovely daughter Imogen to Cloten, the son of the Queen by a former husband. With her passionate eyes set upon the poor yet heroic Posthumus, Imogen refuses. Disgusted at the prospect of his daughter marrying a lower class citizen, Cymbeline banishes Posthumus from Britain. Cloten is the son of Cymbeline's new Queen, a villainous woman who has made the king her puppet. Cymbeline sends Posthumus into exile in Italy, where he encounters a smooth-tongued Italian named Iachimo. Iachimo argues that all women are naturally unchaste, and he makes a wager with Posthumus that he will be able to seduce Imogen. Having fled to Rome, the exiled husband makes a foolish wager with a villain he encounters there - gambling on the fidelity of his abandoned wife. Combining courtly menace and horror, comedy and melodrama, Cymbeline is a moving depiction of two young lovers driven apart by deceit and self-doubt.   Cymbeline: a tragedy, as performed at the theatres Royal, regulated from the prompt book by permission of the managers, with an introduction and notes critical and :

Edited and introduced by Martin Butler, this first New Cambridge Shakespeare edition of Cymbeline takes full account of the critical and historical scholarship produced in the late twentieth century. It foregrounds the romance, tragicomedy and Jacobean stagecraft that shape the play and offers a refreshingly unsentimental reading of the heroine. Cymbeline’s rule was distinguished as a period of friendly relations between the Roman Empire and Britain. Given discrepancies between different historical sources, it remains unclear whether or not an actual conflict ever arose over the payment of tribute to the Roman Emperor, which is a central piece of the drama of Cymbeline. CYMBELINE O thou vile one! IMOGEN Sir, It is your fault that I have loved Posthumus: You bred him as my playfellow, and he is A man worth any woman, overbuys me Almost the sum he pays. CYMBELINE What, art thou mad? IMOGEN Almost, sir: heaven restore me! Would I were A neat-herd's daughter, and my Leonatus Our neighbour shepherd's son! CYMBELINE. Cymbeline, sometimes referred to as Cymbeline, King of Britain by William Shakespeare is set in ancient Britain. The play based on legends from the Matter of Britain, a body of medieval literature interested in ancient Britain, and often Brittany, and the legendary heroes and kings of this time, notably King ine was likely based on the Celtic British King Cunobeline.

QUEEN, Wife to Cymbeline. CLOTEN, Son to the Queen by a former Husband. IMOGEN, Daughter to Cymbeline by a former Queen. POSTHUMUS LEONATUS, a Gentleman, Husband to Imogen. BELARIUS, a banished Lord, disguised under the name of Morgan. GUIDERIUS & ARVIRAGUS, Sons to Cymbeline, disguised under the names of Polydore and Cadwal, supposed Sons to. Cymbeline by William Shakespeare, , Cambridge University Press edition, in EnglishPages: Wikipedia Book - Cymbeline. standard or slim CD case insert. M4B Audiobook (51MB) Download cover art Download CD case insert. Cymbeline. William SHAKESPEARE ( - ) Cymbeline is one of Shakespeare's late romances, which (like The Tempest and The Winter's Tale) combines comedy and tragedy. Imogen, the daughter of King Cymbeline of Britain. Free download or read online Cymbeline pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in , and was written by William Shakespeare. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this plays, drama story are Imogen, Cymbeline, King of Britain/5.