All's well that ends well

by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616,

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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CLP - South Side Non-Fiction Collection PR2801.A2 M68 2009x
Location  CLP - South Side
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  PR2801.A2 M68 2009x
Pleasant Hills Public Library Nonfiction 822.33 O1
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  822.33 O1
Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well is the story of its heroine, Helen, more so than the story of Bertram, for whose love she yearns. Helen wins Bertram as her husband despite his lack of interest and higher social standing, but she finds little happiness in the victory as he shuns, deserts, and attempts to betray her.

The play suggests some sympathy for Bertram. As a ward to the French king, he must remain at court while his friends go off to war and glory. When Helen cures the King, he makes Bertram available to her. To exert any control over his life, Bertram goes to war in Italy.

Helen then takes the initiative in furthering their marriage, undertaking an arduous journey and a daring trick. Few today, however, see a fairy-tale ending.

The authoritative edition of All's Well That Ends Well from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes:

-Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play
-Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play
-Scene-by-scene plot summaries
-A key to the play's famous lines and phrases
-An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language
-An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play
-Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books
-An annotated guide to further reading

Essay by David McCandless

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Additional Information
Series Folger Shakespeare library (Series)
Subjects Runaway husbands -- Drama.
Married women -- Drama.
Florence (Italy) -- Drama.
Comedy plays.
Publisher New York :2009
Edition Simon & Schuster paperback edition.
Other Titles All is well that ends well
Contributors Mowat, Barbara A., editor.
Werstine, Paul, editor.
Language English
Notes "The new Folger Library Shakespeare"--Preliminary page.
"With detailed notes from the world's leading center for Shakespeare studies"--Cover.
Description liv, 282 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-280).
ISBN 9780743484978
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