The Two Noble Kinsmen Summary
William Shakespeare

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The Two Noble Kinsmen Overview

The Two Noble Kinsmen by William Shakespeare is a comedy that is based on The Knight’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer. Cousins, Palamon and Arcite, find themselves on the losing side of a war where they are captured and imprisoned and both fall in love with an Athenian princess named Emilia. They both escape prison by different means and agree to fight to see who will win Emilia’s hand in marriage. Ironically, Arcite wins the battle but is killed when he is thrown from his horse, leaving Palamon to marry Emilia.

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