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contrasts Fourth and Fifth

The Prince, Autolycus, and Camillo ;
Acts with the three preceding ones.

Much Ado About Nothing.

Sq. 16mo. Cloth. 138 pages. Mailing Price, 65 cents; Introduction Price, 56 cents.

Gives a sketch of The Poet's Life; and treats, in the Introduction, of: The History of the Play, - Sources of the Plot, General Characteristics, Action and Character; outlines the characters of Hero and Claudio, of John, Dogberry, Verges, Benedick, and Beatrice ; speaks of the Wit of Benedick and Beatrice, - and concludes with remarks upon the fitness of the Play's name.

A Midsummer-Night's Dream.

Sq. 16mo. Cloth. 128 pages. Mailing Price, 65 cents; Introduction Price, 56 cents.

The Introduction treats of: The Date of the Composition, Hardly suited to the Stage, - Sources of the Plot, General Characteristics, — The Fairy People, – Supposed Allusions, The Human Mortals, Interplay of the Comic and the Poetical, — The Delineation of Theseus, The Lovers, Bottom the Weaver,Concluding Remarks. Tragedy of Hamlet.

Sq. 16mo. Cloth. 253 pages. Mailing Price, 65 cents; Introduction Price, 56 cents.

The Introduction treats of: The History of the Play, Source of the Plot, — General Characteristics of the Play, - Political Basis of the Action, - Hamlet's Madness, Hamlet's alleged Defect of Will, — Why Hamlet does not strike the King, — Why the Poet does not make Hamlet strike, — Catching the King's Conscience, Hamlet seeing the King at Prayer, - Hamlet with his Mother, How the Revenge is brought about, — Hamlet's Self-Disparagement,

Pathos of Hamlet's Situation, General Remarks on Hamlet, Laertes, The King, The Ghost, Horatio, Polonius, Ophelia, The Queen, - Conclusion.

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