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Shakespeare His Life and Works

Author: Alan Riding and Leslie Dunton-downer  

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A new edition of the comprehensive guide to Shakespeare, exploring his life and works, and his enduring legacy, in a stunning gift format

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A new edition of the comprehensive guide to Shakespeare, exploring his life and works, and his enduring legacy, in a stunning gift format

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Unravel the history, themes, and language of Shakespeare's plays, poems, and sonnets with this beautifully illustrated guide to his life and works. Comedy and romance, history, and tragedy, Shakespeare's canon has it all. Some 400 years after they were written and first performed, his works still remain fresh and relevant today. Discover the work of the world's most celebrated playwright with: - A clear and accessible format - Act-by-act plot summaries of all of his 39 plays with lists of characters - Guidance on how to read and interpret his great sonnets and narrative poems - Plays ordered by time and genre, helping readers to trace the development of Shakespeare's topics, themes, and artistry - Sidebars that clarify the mythological, geographical, and historical context of each play and decode its language, dramatic action, and themes Shakespeare fans will revel in the marvellous depiction of the Stratford-upon-Avon-born Bard himself! His drama book allows you to dive into famous works like Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Nights Dreams and explore Shakespeare's sources and inspirations for each! Themes, plots, characters, and language are brought to life with act-by-act plot summaries, resumes of main characters, and in-depth analysis of Shakespeare's use of the English language. Shakespeare: His Life and Works is a wonderful exploration of plays, poems, and sonnets in the context of his life and the Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre further enriching your experience on, on the page, stage, or screen. It's the perfect gift for existing fans of Shakespeare, and anyone looking to find out more about the work of the world's most celebrated playwright.

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About the Author

Leslie Dunton-Downer is a writer and former lecturer at Harvard University. Alan Riding is a former European arts correspondent of The New York Times and author of several books.

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Product Details

Publisher
Dorling Kindersley Ltd | DK
Published
30th September 2021
Pages
480
ISBN
9780241446584
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