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The Tragedy of Cymbeline is a play by William Shakespeare. It is based on a story in a book called Holinshed's Chronicles by Raphael Holinshed. Shakespeare also used History of the Kings of Britain by Geoffrey of Monmouth about the real-life British king Cunobelinus. Shakespeare also used a story in a book by Giovanni Boccaccio called Decameron for some details.[1][2] The first known performance was in April 1611. It was first printed in 1623 in the First Folio, a collection of all of Shakespeare's plays.

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  1. F. D. Hoeniger, "Two Notes on Cymbeline," Shakespeare Quarterly, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Winter, 1957), p. 133,
  2. Nosworthy, J. M. (1955) Preface in Cymbeline: Second Series p.xxiv.

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