Cymbeline

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Macmillan, 1913 - 192 pages

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User Review  - TobinElliott - LibraryThing

Not a favourite, but mainly because the convoluted plot turns on far too many stacked up coincidences to ultimately be believable. However, the biggest failing comes not from the play, but from ... Read full review

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User Review  - AlanWPowers - LibraryThing

"Cymbeline" I considered a difficult play to stage until a surprisingly coherent version at the Huntington Theater, in 1991 when my grad school classmate Peter Altman ran the show, the theater. But ... Read full review

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Page 76 - tis slander, Whose edge is sharper than the sword ; whose tongue Outvenoms all the worms of Nile ; whose breath Rides on the posting winds, and doth belie All corners of the world : kings, queens, and states, Maids, matrons, nay, the secrets of the grave This viperous slander enters.
Page 111 - Fear no more the frown o' the great, Thou art past the tyrant's stroke ; Care no more to clothe, and eat ; To thee the reed is as the oak : The sceptre, learning, physic, must All follow this, and come to dust.
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