The Everything Shakespeare Book: Celebrate the life, times and works of the world's greatest storyteller (Google eBook)

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Everything Books, May 1, 2008 - Literary Criticism - 336 pages
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Without question, William Shakespeare is the most celebrated and quoted writer of all time. Whether you're a long-time fan or new to his writing, The Everything Shakespeare Book, 2nd Edition will help you fully appreciate and understand Shakespeare's works. In everyday language, this book covers everything from All's Well that Ends Well to The Winter's Tale-and every play and sonnet in between, featuring:
  • Famous quotations
  • Background information on Shakespeare's life and times
  • An in-depth look at the controversy over the authorship of the works
  • An Elizabethan English lesson
Whether you're doing research for a school paper or simply building your literary knowledge, this book is the perfect introduction to the world and works of "The Bard of Avon."
  

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Contents

Top Ten Things You Didnt Know about
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The Sonnets and Poems 103 Shakespeare asaPoet 104 Rising to Fame 105 Venus and Adonis
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An Introduction to the Plays 113 Shakespeare and Elizabethan Theater 114 The Four Time Periods
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Additional Resources 309
Index 317
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