Cymbeline

Cymbeline

Drama by William Shakespeare

Cymbeline, (Cymbeline, King of Britain) comedy in five acts by William Shakespeare, one of his later plays, written in 1608–10 and published in the First Folio of 1623 from a careful transcript of an authorial manuscript incorporating a theatrical playbook that had included many authorial stage directions. Set in the pre-Christian Roman world, Cymbeline draws its main theme, that of a wager by a husband on his wife’s fidelity, from a story in Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron.


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