The everything Shakespeare book: a comprehensive guide to understanding the comedies, tragedies, and sonnets of the Bard
Shakespeare's life and works explained for everyone
The most celebrated writer of all time, William Shakespeare's plays and poems have entered people's lives through every media: film, theater, song, and, of course, the plays themselves. In order to fully appreciate these centuries-old works, today's readers need a thorough and comprehensive guide that covers everything from All's Well that Ends Well to The Winter's Tale -- and every work in between.
Highlighting the well-known comedies and tragedies -- as well as historical plays, poems, and sonnets -- this informative book is the perfect reader's companion for any student or aficionado of the Bard. Each play is carefully detailed to include a full synopsis, along with reader's notes, character analysis, and comprehensive exercises.
-- Character analysis
-- Important themes and metaphors
-- Famous quotations from each play
-- Background information on Shakespeare's life and times
-- A comprehensive guide to current productions of,Shakespearean works
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