Textbooks.Org Recommends Shakespeare Bestsellers For College Summer Reading

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The website Textbooks.org recommends some English classics for the avid summer reader before classes start up again in the fall.

From New York to Salt Lake City, the summer is often riddled with free park performances of 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'A Midsummer Nights Dream.' Textbooks.org celebrates the season of Shakespeare in the park with highlights of some of the Bard's five best-selling plays, giving college students an opportunity to review these classics before the start of fall's English literature courses.

Romeo and Juliet: The tale of two star-crossed lovers is a story that has taken hold of world popular culture. However ubiquitous are the play's performances, it does not mean it is any easier to understand beyond what can be sometimes superficial portrayals of the work. To fully grasp the context of Romeo and Juliet, Textbooks.org, a site the provides the best deals on college textbooks from more than 45 booksellers, recommends 'Romeo and Juliet in Plain and Simple English: (A Modern Translation and the Original Version)' by William Shakespeare BookCaps Study Guides.

Taming of the Shrew: This is one of William Shakespeare's earliest comedies and centers around the forced marriage of Katharina, a shrew, whose father insists she is married off before her beautiful sister. 'The Norton Critical Edition' never fails for critical analysis of William Shakespeare's entertaining classic.

Richard II: 'Modern Library Classics Richard II' provides analysis by eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen in this fresh new edition of Richard II, which offers a hundred pages of exclusive features for the history play that depicts the life of King Richard II of England.

Comedy of Errors: 'The Oxford Shakespeare Comedy of Errors' is a guide to one of the playwright's shortest works, one that follows the journey of identical twins separated at birth. The Oxford version uses photographs and related art from productions to better illustrate the comedy.

A Midsummer Night's Dream: One of Shakespeare's most famous works, the play is not a love story, but one that ridicules the torments of lovers. 'A Midsummer Night's Dream (The Folger Shakespeare Library)' edition provides scene-by-scene action summaries.


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