• L'histoire tragique des amants de Vérone, devenus des figures mythiques de l'amour et de la jeunesse en lutte contre l'absurdité des conflits familiaux.
    Notions littéraires : les didascalies initiales et le prologue, la structure d'une intrigue théâtrale, les genres théâtraux et leurs registres, les mythesHistoire des arts : l'architecture du théâtre élisabéthain, l'héritage artistique du Moyen Age, les réécritures musicales de l'oeuvre Repères élèves : frise historique et culturelle du XVIe au XVIIe siècle, lexique, notes de vocabulaire, méthode
    OEuvre du rabat : Frederic Leighton

  • Édition enrichie d'Yves Bonnefoy comportant une préface et un dossier sur l'oeuvre.

    HAMLET
    Voici l'heure sinistre de la nuit,
    L'heure des tombes qui s'ouvrent, celle où l'enfer
    Souffle au-dehors sa peste sur le monde.
    Maintenant je pourrais boire le sang chaud
    Et faire ce travail funeste que le jour
    Frissonnerait de voir... Mais, paix ! D'abord ma mère.
    Oh, n'oublie pas, mon coeur, qui elle est. Que jamais
    Une âme de Néron ne hante ta vigueur!
    Sois féroce mais non dénaturé.
    Mes mots seuls la poignarderont ; c'est en cela
    Que mon âme et ma voix seront hypocrites ;
    Mon âme! aussi cinglantes soient mes paroles,
    Ne consens pas à les marquer du sceau des actes!

    (Acte III, scène II).

  • Dans les profondeurs d'une forêt grecque, deux couples d'amants sous l'emprise d'une potion magique se désunissent et vivent d'improbables amours. Dans cette comédie féérique de Shakespeare à l'intrigue complexe, les rêves se heurtent à la réalité.
    Notions littéraires : les genres dramatiques ; le registre merveilleux à l'époque de Shakespeare ; registres dramatiques : du burlesque au tragique. Contextualisation : les références historiques et culturelles des artistes de la Renaissance ; le théâtre à l'époque de Shakespeare. Histoire des arts : les peintres romantiques et Shakespeare.
    Oeuvre du rabat : Landseer

  • Macbeth torna vittorioso dal campo di battaglia e tre streghe gli profetizzano un glorioso destino, ivi compresa la Corona di Scozia. La sete di potere, condivisa e stimolata anche dalla moglie Lady Macbeth, lo spinge al delitto e infine all'amaro disinganno, per cui l'esistenza non è che "una favola raccontata da un idiota, piena di rumore e furore, che non significa nulla".

  • In this magnificent historical adventure, William Shakespeare presents a story on the rise to power and subsequent short reign of King Richard III of England. Malicious, power-hungry, and bitter, Richard aspires to the throne. The trail of cold-blooded murder starts in the midst of deception and political manipulation, but will Richard be able to stay in control in his ruthless strategies for ultimate power? This historical fiction set in England truly display the power of language, as for Richard, it is a vital weapon he uses to manipulate, confuse, and control those around him.

    "Richard III" stages an important turning point in English history: the end of the Wars of the Roses and the rise to power of the Tudor dynasty in the figure of Henry VII.

    For fans of `House of Cards' & `Designated Survivor'.



    William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is widely considered the world's greatest dramatist and is often referred to as England's national poet or the Bard. Most famous for his timeless plays, he also wrote a multitude of poems and sonnets. Shakespeare was the blockbuster writer of his day, his many works concerning universal themes of life, love, death, revenge, grief, jealousy, murder, magic, and mystery. Among some of his most famous are "Macbeth", "Romeo and Juliet", and "Hamlet", but the list is long, and many continue to be studied and performed, both their original form and modern adaptations.

  • « Il faut retraduire tout Shakespeare, avec courage, orgueil et patience. Rendre à ce théâtre génial sa violence et sa rapidité, y mettre tout le savoir-faire possible, ne reculer devant aucun procédé. [...] Écouter la langue et la voix françaises, respecter leur manière particulière. Et porter enfin la plus affectueuse attention à l'ordre des mots. L'ordre des mots ! Mon beau souci. »Jacques Drillon fait précéder sa traduction de la célèbre tragédie Le Roi Lear par une étude pertinente et incisive sur la pratique des traductions shakespeariennes. Il s'appuie sur de nombreux exemples de travaux (de François-Victor Hugo, Jean-Louis Curtis, Jean-Michel Déprats et bien d'autres encore) pour éclairer les maladresses ou les préciosités des traductions shakespeariennes au fil des époques. Il insiste ainsi sur la nécessité de ne pas traduire « au plus près » des mots attribués au dramaturge, et de ne pas se défaire de la complexité de la langue française. Il faut en effet traduire l'oeuvre en gardant en mémoire le but de la pièce : comment la représenter ? Jacques Drillon nous livre ainsi un Roi Lear clair et proprice à la représentation.

  • Prospéro, magicien et duc déchu de Milan, vit en exil sur une île avec sa fille depuis douze ans. Il puise sa magie dans les livres et, par ce pouvoir, il a soumis les esprits de l'île. Quand il apprend que son frère, un usurpateur à l'origine de son exil, navigue au large de l'île, il décide de se venger et provoque le naufrage du bateau. Commence alors, pour chacun des naufragés, une aventure où se mêleront épreuves et trahisons, magie et pardon. Ce récit a inspiré les artistes occidentaux de nombreuses disciplines depuis le XIXe siècle et s'est presque élevé au rang de légende.



    Surnommé le "Barde", William Shakespeare (1564-c.1616) est considéré de par le monde comme l'un des plus grands dramaturges de l'Histoire et l'écrivain le plus important de la littérature anglophone. Son existence est controversée, mais les nombreuses oeuvres qu'il a léguées au monde ont influencé des générations de lecteurs et d'écrivains et continuent, aujourd'hui encore, d'être mises en scène ou adaptées au cinéma. Parmi les plus célèbres, figurent "Roméo et Juliette", "Hamlet", "Othello", "Le Roi Lear" ou encore "Macbeth".

  • Othello est un Maure, autrefois esclave et désormais général de l'armée vénitienne. Il a épousé Desdémone à l'insu du père de cette dernière, mais Iago, qui déteste Othello, alerte le père de Desdémone, son but ultime étant la chute d'Othello. Pour atteindre ce but, Iago est prêt à tout, même à l'irréparable. Othello échappera-t-il aux machinations de Iago ?



    Surnommé le "Barde", William Shakespeare (1564-c.1616) est considéré de par le monde comme l'un des plus grands dramaturges de l'Histoire et l'écrivain le plus important de la littérature anglophone. Son existence est controversée, mais les nombreuses oeuvres qu'il a léguées au monde ont influencé des générations de lecteurs et d'écrivains et continuent, aujourd'hui encore, d'être mises en scène ou adaptées au cinéma. Parmi les plus célèbres, figurent "Roméo et Juliette", "Hamlet", "Songe d'une nuit d'été", "Le Roi Lear" ou encore "Macbeth".

  • On a distant island, Prospero waits.
    The noise of thunder, flashes of lightning and a swelling sea, this tempest sets the stage for William Shakespeare's most enigmatic play. As we meet characters and creatures set in a world far from our own, we still encounter universal themes of freedom, power and control.

    After years of planning, Prospero finally seizes the opportunity for vengeance as his feud's ship is destroyed and the waves wash its sailors ashore. Even his own daughter Miranda is plotted in Prospero's revenge scheme, leaving the reader wondering if his vicious plan will ever end. Not only is this play clearly concerned with its own nature as a play, but it is also Shakespeare's farewell to the stage. Do not let the opportunity to discover this monument in Western literature pass you by!

    For fans of Margaret Atwood and Lois Lowry.



    William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is widely considered the world's greatest dramatist and is often referred to as England's national poet or the Bard. Most famous for his timeless plays, he also wrote a multitude of poems and sonnets. Shakespeare was the blockbuster writer of his day, his many works concerning universal themes of life, love, death, revenge, grief, jealousy, murder, magic, and mystery. Among some of his most famous are "Macbeth", "Romeo and Juliet", and "Hamlet", but the list is long, and many continue to be studied and performed, both their original form and modern adaptations.

  • Classics Illustrated Comic Books: Romeo and Juliet. "O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore Art Thou Romeo?" Shakespeare's tragic tale of romance unfolds in Verona, Italy, where two noble families are bitterly feuding; the Montagues and the Capulets. Romeo, a Montague, and Juliet, a Capulet, are the star-crossed lovers who rise above the feuding and pronounce their love for each other.Optimized for Kindle devices and featuring Panel Zoom facility.From its beginnings in the 1940's to today, Classics Illustrated continues to encourage a love of reading and adventure in youthful minds through beautifully-illustrated comic book adaptations of the world's most beloved stories by the world's greatest authors.A collection of Classics Illustrated books is an inviting start to any young person's library.

  • Cette édition bilingue des Sonnets de Shakespeare est traduite, présentée et annotée par l'un des plus grands spécialistes de la période élisabéthaine, Robert Ellrodt, auteur notamment de l'édition des poèmes de Keats et de Shelley pour l'Imprimerie nationale.

  • Catharina refuse haut et fort de se soumettre à l'autorité de son père et au carcan de la société, s'attirant ainsi les foudres de toute la ville de Padoue. Sa jeune soeur, la douce et docile Bianca, est entourée d'une foule de prétendants. Mais leur père est intraitable, il ne mariera la cadette que lorsque l'aînée aura trouvé un époux. Les galants redoublent alors de stratagèmes pour parvenir à leurs fins. Quand l'audacieux Petruchio décide d'apprivoiser la jeune « mégère », cette virevoltante comédie prend un tournant inattendu.

  • « Léontes est-il fou ? Je ne le crois pas : je crois que c'est le personnage le plus sensé de cette pièce de fous. Car il a raison d'accuser sa femme et Polixènes ; il a raison de se repentir brusquement à l'annonce de la mort de son fils, car la trahison d'Hermione ne valait pas cela.
    Hermione et Polixènes ont été, absolument, infidèles, de la pire des infidélités qui est celle de la tendresse. Cette innocence qu'ils proclament se fonde sur la question de savoir : L'ont-ils fait ou ne l'ont-ils pas fait ? Sans doute aurait-il mieux valu qu'ils l'eussent fait, "dans l'escalier, sur une malle ou derrière une porte". J'ai envie de croire, avec Léontes, qu'un bébé peut naître d'attouchements des mains et des lèvres, en tous les cas dans un conte d'hiver. Quoiqu'il en soit, il a bien raison de croire que cet enfant ne lui appartient pas : le flirt auquel ils se livrent sous ses yeux pendant neuf mois en a transféré la propriété. » (B.-M. K.)

    Cette traduction par Koltès du Conte d'hiver de Shakespeare est parue en 1988.

  • Quatre aristocrates s'engagent-ils à étudier trois ans sans voir femme qui vive? Le hasard voudra que leur serment à peine scellé, quatre beautés se présentent au palais. La galanterie commande qu'elles y soient reçues avec empressement mais le serment contraint à les 'loger aux champs'. Une quadruple intrigue amoureuse pourrait toutefois se nouer : au premier regard, les quatre aristocrates oublient études et serment pour ne plus penser qu'aux sonnets qui déclareront leur amour à ces dames. Les entrées et sorties entre 'cour' et 'jardin' au théâtre permettent à ces sonnets précieux, confiés à des rustres incapables de les lire mais empressés à les transmettre, de circuler entre diverses mains. Ces imbroglios de commedia dell'arte ne suffiraient pas à empêcher l'intrigue amoureuse
    d'aboutir si l'ironie vengeresse des quatre dames, éconduites avant que d'être aimées, ne veillait à ce que toute peine d'amour soit d'avance perdue.

  • In the early 15th century, young King Henry V ascends to the throne of England after the death of his father, King Henry IV. As his restless subjects deal with the aftermath of bitter civil wars, the young king must face his wild youth and prove himself to gain the respect of his people.

    Using his family's distant roots to French royalty and the interpretation of ancient land laws, Henry lays claim to parts of France. Unsurprisingly, the Dauphin, the ruling prince of France, ridicules Henry's claim and dismisses it. Left with little choice Henry decides to invade France instead.

    "Henry V" is the last of William Shakespeare's historical plays, often referred to as The Henriad. The others are "Richard II" "Henry IV, Part 1." and "Henry IV, Part 2." All plays are loosely based on the Lancaster branch of England's House of Plantagenet. Fans of the Netflix show "The King" will recognize similar storylines that are also loosely based on true events.



    William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English playwright, poet and actor. Considered the greatest dramatist of all time, he is widely regarded as the most influential English language writer. Shakespeare's plays focus on the range of human emotion and conflict, and have been translated into more than 100 languages. Many including "Hamlet" "Macbeth" and "Romeo and Juliet" have been adapted for stage and screen.

  • Fairies, magic and creatures from another dimension, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" got it all! If you ever saw and loved "Get Over It" with Kirsten Dunst, this one is for you! This play is an indulgence both in the theatre and on the page as one of William Shakespeare's sprightliest works.

    Set in Ancient Greece, the wood at night disrupts the boundaries between three distinct groups, and no mortal is in control. The beautiful Hermia is in a pickle. Her father has forbidden her to marry her true love, Lysander, wanting her to marry Demetrius, in whom she has no interest. The love triangle develops as it is revealed Hermia's best friend Helena is in love with Demetrius.

    Including broken hearts, mistaken identities and supernatural transformations, this play reflects the drama of the things we would do for love and the irrational behavior of the people under its spell.



    William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is widely considered the world's greatest dramatist and is often referred to as England's national poet or the Bard. Most famous for his timeless plays, he also wrote a multitude of poems and sonnets. Shakespeare was the blockbuster writer of his day, his many works concerning universal themes of life, love, death, revenge, grief, jealousy, murder, magic, and mystery. Among some of his most famous are "Macbeth", "Romeo and Juliet", and "Hamlet", but the list is long, and many continue to be studied and performed, both their original form and modern adaptations.

  • Much Ado About Nothing Nouv.

    `Much Ado About Nothing' is one of Shakespeare's most popular plays. It is an absorbing romantic comedy as two couples find themselves in farcical situations as lies are spread and treacherous plots are enacted. The story revolves around Claudio and Hero who are to be wed and Beatrice and Benedick who refuse to reveal their true feelings to each other. The arrival of the villainous Don John threatens to destroy these couples as a masquerade ball provides him with the opportunity to sow distrust. Tragedy strikes as Don John's deceit plagues the couples and they must overcome his wickedness and rekindle their love. `Much Ado About Nothing' portrays Shakespeare's standing as one of the finest dramatists and humourists in English literature. The dialogue between Beatrice and Benedick in particular is full of wit as they constantly duel with their words. The tension rises throughout the play as suspicion spreads amongst the characters until it reaches a violent climax as the truth is unmasked. The theme of gender conventions and the different social behaviour expected of honourable women and men remains as relevant today as when it was written. The combination of Shakespeare's humour and lyrical prose makes this poignant play the perfect read for fans of Oscar Wilde. `Much Ado About Nothing' was adapted into a movie in 2012 by Joss Whedon, director of `The Avengers' and `Buffy the Vampire Slayer' starring Nathan Fillion.



    William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English playwright and poet who is often referred to as `The Bard' due to his standing as one of the most talented poets ever. Considered the greatest dramatist of all time, he is widely regarded as the most influential English language writer. Shakespeare has not only inspired authors such as Herman Melville and Charles Dickens, but many phrases used commonly today were coined by The Bard including `break the ice'. Shakespeare's timeless plays are still studied to this day and focus on the range of human emotion, romance, and conflict while remaining endlessly entertaining. Shakespeare is the best-selling playwright of all time and his works have been translated into more than 100 languages. Much of his celebrated work has been adapted into movies including `Romeo and Juliet' starring Leonardo DiCaprio and `Macbeth' starring Academy Award winners Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand.

  • Based on the mythological Leir of Britain, the main character of King Lear decides to retire from the throne and hands over the kingdom his daughters.

    The premonition of the division of the kingdom will solely be based on the girls' strength of flattery. His two oldest daughters flatter him greatly, but the youngest one, Cordelia, refuses to play this game. King Lear is furious and chooses to banish her despite her love for him.

    Soon, however, the old king finds himself overruled by his oldest daughters and is driven to madness. Who will now fix the kingdom and resolve the civil wars to come?

    King Lear is a classic book for adults, one of Shakespeare's most tragic and heart-breaking plays as it searches the depths of human suffering and despair. Great for fans of Gayle Forman and John Green.



    William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English playwright, poet and actor. Regarded as the greatest playwright in the world and the greatestEnglish languagewriter, her wrote poems and sonnets, and also comedic, tragic and historical plays such as "Hamlet", "Othello", "King Lear", "Much Ado About Nothing", "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Macbeth". Incredibly influential and popular, he also invented numerous words and phrases.

  • The death of their father leaves Oliver and Orlando at odds. Oliver inherits everything and out of spite forces his younger brother to live in poverty by denying him his inheritance.

    Left with little choice, Orlando heads to Duke Frederick's court to fight the court's champion wrestler. There, Orlando wins the match, gets the prize and falls in love with the Duke's niece Rosalind.

    Orlando's win infuriates Frederick because of the friendship between the boy's father and his own brother Duke Senior, who he has banished to the forest. Frederick accuses Rosalind of conspiring against him and banishes her from the court despite his daughter Celia's pleas.

    Rosalind disguises herself as a boy called Ganymede and heads for the forest with her cousin Celia, who pretends to be a young country girl named Aliena.

    In the forest, Orlando runs into Duke Senior and his men. Then the girls in disguise arrive, and chaos ensues.



    William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English playwright, poet and actor. Considered the greatest dramatist of all time, he is widely regarded as the most influential English language writer. Shakespeare's plays focus on the range of human emotion and conflict, and have been translated into more than 100 languages. Many including "Hamlet," "Macbeth," and "Romeo and Juliet" have been adapted for stage and screen.

  • Meet Antonio, an antisemitic merchant who treats his own flesh as property to secure a loan. Throughout the play, tangible objects symbolize immaterial ideas about love and loyalty, and the plot is crafted with existential lines throughout the story. This play is made on the contrast between realistic and idealistic beliefs of society and relationships. In its simplicity, this play captures the bewilderment inseparable to human life, yet the purpose of making the Merchant of Venice is still the biggest unknown till date. Nevertheless, it contains beautifully depicted love scenes, magnificent monologues and as always with Shakespeare's, unique portrayal of diversity.

    If books like "Shylock Is My Name" or "The Weird Sisters" are on your must-read list, "The Merchant of Venice" should be next in line! This bestseller play is William Shakespeare's reading of religious difference and it remains provocative, even today.



    William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is widely considered the world's greatest dramatist and is often referred to as England's national poet or the Bard. Most famous for his timeless plays, he also wrote a multitude of poems and sonnets. Shakespeare was the blockbuster writer of his day, his many works concerning universal themes of life, love, death, revenge, grief, jealousy, murder, magic, and mystery. Among some of his most famous are "Macbeth", "Romeo and Juliet", and "Hamlet", but the list is long, and many continue to be studied and performed, both their original form and modern adaptations.

  • A fortune teller warns Caesar to beware the Ides of March. Follow the conspirators Cassius and Brutus as they plan Caesar's assassination. Caesar's allies Mark Anthony and Octavius flee when Caesar is killed. Using the immortal words "Friends, Romans, countryman, lend me your ears..." Mark Anthony turns the citizens of Rome against the assassins Brutus and Cassius. The tale ends with Mark Anthony and Octavius meting out retribution against Brutus and Cassius.Optimized for Kindle devices and featuring Panel Zoom facility.From its beginnings in the 1940's to today, Classics Illustrated continues to encourage a love of reading and adventure in youthful minds through beautifully-illustrated comic book adaptations of the world's most beloved stories by the world's greatest authors.A collection of Classics Illustrated books is an inviting start to any young person's library.

  • Henry VIII Nouv.

    `Henry VIII' is a highly entertaining historical play by William Shakespeare that dramatizes court intrigues and personal vendettas between the King's advisors. King Henry starts to question his marriage to Queen Katherine after becoming enamoured with a young woman named Anne Boleyn. While Henry deals with his marital issues and his growing attraction to Anne, his noblemen battle with the treacherous Cardinal Wolsey, who conspires against the Queen. As Katherine faces the court, Wolsey further betrays the Monarchy and Henry embarks on a course that will change history. This play is one of Shakespeare's finest dramas as it combines conspiracy, romance, and death into a thrilling tale that remains remarkably readable to this day. Melodic dialogue expresses the characters' inner turmoil as loyalties are tested throughout the riveting story. Fans of British historical dramas such as `The Tudors' starring Henry Cavill and Natalie Dormer, or `The Other Boleyn Girl' starring Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson will enjoy this compelling and provocative version of Henry VIII's reign.



    William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English playwright and poet who is often referred to as `The Bard' due to his standing as one of the most talented poets ever. Considered the greatest dramatist of all time, he is widely regarded as the most influential English language writer. Shakespeare has not only inspired authors such as Herman Melville and Charles Dickens, but many phrases used commonly today were coined by The Bard including `break the ice'. Shakespeare's timeless plays are still studied to this day and focus on the range of human emotion, romance, and conflict while remaining endlessly entertaining. Shakespeare is the best-selling playwright of all time and his works have been translated into more than 100 languages. Much of his celebrated work has been adapted into movies including `Romeo and Juliet' starring Leonardo DiCaprio and `Macbeth' starring Academy Award winners Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand.

  • A shipwreck on the shores of Illyria leaves Viola stranded alone in a strange place. Believing that everyone, including her twin brother Sebastian, is dead, she decides to disguise herself as a man. She eventually finds work at the court of Orsino, Duke of Illyria, where she secretly falls in love with him.

    Orsino, however, has his sights set on Lady Olivia and sends Viola to her court as his messenger. As it happens, Oliva falls for Viola, who she thinks is a man. More confusion arises when Sebastian arrives on the scene, unaware that his sister also survived the shipwreck. His arrival adds to the confusing love triangle and results in many comical encounters.

    The popular comedy "She's the Man" is the modern adaptation of this Shakespeare play. Fans of "Enola Holmes" and "Shakespeare in Love" will also enjoy this gender-bending adventure.



    William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is widely considered the world's greatest dramatist and is often referred to as England's national poet or the Bard. Most famous for his timeless plays, he also wrote a multitude of poems and sonnets. Shakespeare was the blockbuster writer of his day, his many works concerning universal themes of life, love, death, revenge, grief, jealousy, murder, magic, and mystery. Among some of his most famous are "Macbeth", "Romeo and Juliet", and "Hamlet", but the list is long, and many continue to be studied and performed, both their original form and modern adaptations.

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