The friendly Shakespeare: a thoroughly painless guide to the best of the bard

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Viking, 1993 - Drama - 550 pages
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Crammed full of solid but never simplistic information, this book is written for people who want to learn about Shakespeare in depth but are sick of being condescended to by high-handed professors of English. Designed to be fun to read--with illustrations, sidebars, and photographs on every page. Over 100 photographs and illustrations.

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Review: The Friendly Shakespeare: A Thoroughly Painless Guide to the Best of the Bard

User Review  - Doug Ebeling - Goodreads

Excellent guide to Shakespeare and his plays, great reference to have on your shelf. Read full review

Review: The Friendly Shakespeare: A Thoroughly Painless Guide to the Best of the Bard

User Review  - Gina - Goodreads

i am reading this for the GRE english lit test, and it is really fun and engaging! i have long loved film adaptations of shakespeare (julie taymor's 'titus' esp.) but this book is proving to be a real ... Read full review

Contents

On Shakespeare l
6
Who Is Shakespeare?
20
A Look at the Elizabethan Stage
44
Copyright

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