All's Well That Ends Well: A Comedy (HarperPerennial by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

Helena schemes with Diana to satisfy Bertram’s conditions and win his love, yet as Bertram’s infidelity and Helena’s deceits are published, the viewers is left to wonder whether, in love, the tip justifies the capability.

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Savigny, as Oroonoko, illustration. Hulton-Deutsch Collection/ CORBIS. Reproduced by permission. —Pamela writing in dressing room, engraving by Louis Truchy. Historical Picture Archive/CORBIS. Reproduced by permission. Title page from An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews, by Henry Fielding. Special Collections Library, The University of Michigan. Reproduced by permission. —Engraving of Michael and Gabriel having battle with Satan and his Angels, Messiah on his chariot descending from the clouds, from The Riverside Milton, edited by Roy Flannagan.

Hulton Getty/Archive Photos. Reproduced by permission. —The Begger's Opera, Act III, engraving by William Hogarth. Burstein Collection/ CORBIS. Reproduced by permission. —Prisoner sitting in cell at Newgate Prison. Corbis Corporation. Reproduced by permission. —Beowulf, Paet Pegarde, manuscript page, Middle English script. Photograph. —Beowulf shears the head off Grendel, illustration. Corbis-Bettmann. Reproduced by permission. —Pilgrim's steps leading up to Trinity Chapel in Canterbury Cathedral, photograph.

In his lifetime, Julius Caesar would act as personal patron to Cleopatra. Later, Caesar's descendant Octavian (called Octavius Caesar in Shakespeare's play) won sole rule of Rome, and made Egypt an imperial rather than a senatorial province, thereby placing it and its wealth under his direct control rather than that of the Senate. Its fertile fields watered by the yearly flood of the Nile, ancient Egypt was an immensely wealthy land, of high value to the Roman world: for centuries, Egypt would supply much of the Roman Empire's wheat.

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