eBook: Cymbeline

Sprache - Englisch

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'Cymbeline' is a play by William Shakespeare set in Ancient Britain and based on legends that formed part of the Matter of Britain concerning the early Celtic British King Cunobeline. The play revolves around the story of Cymbeline, the Roman Empire's vassal king of Britain, who once had two sons, Guiderius and Arvirargus, but they were stolen 20 years earlier as infants by an exiled traitor named Belarius. Cymbeline discovers that his only child left, his daughter Imogen (or Innogen), has secretly married her lover Posthumus Leonatus, a member of Cymbeline's court. The lovers have exchanged jewelry as tokens: Imogen with a bracelet, and Posthumus with a ring.

Über den Autor

William Shakespeare, often hailed as the greatest playwright in the English language, was born in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. Though his early life remains somewhat shrouded in mystery, he later moved to London where his literary career blossomed. Shakespeare was not only a playwright but also an actor and shareholder with the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men, which was one of the most successful playing companies in London. He wrote 38 plays, 154 sonnets, and two long narrative poems. His body of work includes comedies, tragedies, and histories which have been celebrated for their exploration of the human condition and mastery of language and form. 'Cymbeline', classified as a romance, exemplifies his late dramatic style, characterized by a shift towards more complex plot structures and a blending of the tragic and comic elements. His works have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. Shakespeare's plays are noted for their psychological depth, poetic grandeur, and keen insight into the facets of human nature, elements which have secured his enduring legacy in world literature. He died in 1616, but his influence continues to reverberate through contemporary culture and literature.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 211 Seiten

Größe: 503,7 KB

ISBN: 8596547313748