SHAKESPEARE FOR GROWN-UPS


SHAKESPEARE FOR GROWN-UPS

E. FOLEY & B. COATES    Book Number: 86454    Product format: Hardback

All Shakespeare's plays are summed up in one sentence each because 'Brevity is the soul of wit' after all. This is how this super guide begins with a family tree of characters in Shakespeare's history tetralogies and a thorough look at the most loved, studied and performed plays from his Comedies, Histories and Tragedies. Plus how to decode his enigmatic sonnets. You will find nuggets on a broad range of topics including his personal life, contemporaries and influences, language and poetic skill, key themes, less well known characters, most famous speeches and quotations, phrases and words he invented, the Elizabethan attitude to Jews, identity and the Hollow Crown, and all the way through key topics like sex and honour. A quiz on page 296 tests your knowledge - for example What did Shakespeare leave his wife in his Will? A. Four of his manuscripts; B. A mourning ring; C. Nothing; D. His second-best bed. 46 illustrations including wonderful engravings and portraits, views of London and characters from the plays. Index, 326pp, illus.
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ISBN 9780224098557
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