DK Essential Shakespeare Handbook

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Dorling Kindersley, 2013 - Drama - 480 pages
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For each of Shakespeare's plays, provides an introduction, list of characters, plot summary, notes on reading the play, and notes on seeing the play. Also includes an introduction to Shakespeare and his time; a genre overview for each of the four types of play--history, comedy, tragedy, and romance; and overviews of selected non-dramatic poems.

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Essential Shakespeare Handbook

User Review  - Nicholas Graham - Book Verdict

Character and plot summaries for every Shakespeare play and a few short guides to his life and times fill this visually appealing volume. The rich illustrations include original documents and ... Read full review

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User Review  - committedlinnets - Goodreads

It used to be that for my own part, it was Greek to me. Not so! This one was a real find, handy packed with blessedly brief yet comprehensive information about the plays, Shakespeare's life ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

Leslie Dunton-Downer, a fellow and lecturer at her alma mater, Harvard, is a founding member of the Cambridge Riverside Players, and has produced community readings of Shakespeare's plays. Her published works have earned her a Sheldon Fellowship, two Rockefeller Foundation Awards, and the International Orpheus Award.
Alan Riding is the European Cultural Correspondent for "The New York Times" based in Paris. He has covered countless Shakespearean performances, films, ballets, and operas.

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