The Shakespeare Book

The Shakespeare Book has visual plot summaries of each one, with diagrams to show the intricate web of relationships in plays such as A Midsummer's Night Dream.

The Shakespeare Book

The Shakespeare Book

"All the world's a stage", William Shakespeare wrote, "And all the men and women merely players." Sit back as the curtain goes up on the dramas, sonnets, and life of one of the greatest writers in the English language. Shakespeare wrote or contributed to more than 40 plays, ranging from romantic comedies to the profound tragedy King Lear, as well as 154 sonnets. The Shakespeare Book has visual plot summaries of each one, with diagrams to show the intricate web of relationships in plays such as A Midsummer's Night Dream. Commentaries explain Shakespeare's sources and set each drama in context, revealing, for instance, how the warring Protestants and Catholics of his day are mirrored in Romeo and Juliet's Montagues and Capulets. Written in plain English and packed with graphics and illustrations, The Shakespeare Book illumines the Bard's world - his marriage, businesses, and friends - and explains how his works became an enduring phenomenon. Whether you need a guide through complex plots and unfamiliar language, or you're looking for a fresh perspective on his well-loved plays and sonnets, this indispensable guide will help you fully appreciate Shakespeare, the man, and the writer. Reviews: "Generous helpings of illustrations, time lines, plot diagrams, and character guides ensure that even readers in their 'salad days' will enjoy every dish at the Shakespearean feast." - Booklist "Enlightening" - YA Book Central "In this latest addition to the series, the Bard comes alive for young aficionados." - School Library Journal "Countless volumes have been written about William Shakespeare and his work, but here is a single volume that has organized his plays (and some of his sonnets) in exactly what the subtitle says: 'Big Ideas Simply Explained...a must-have.'" - VOYA magazine

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The Shakespeare Book
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: DK
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-03-10 - Publisher: Penguin

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The Shakespeare Alphabet Book
Language: en
Pages: 64
Authors: Ehren Ziegler, Shannon Sneedse
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-25 - Publisher:

The Shakespeare Alphabet Book seeks to entertain, educate, and put a little silly into everything from Ariel to 'Zounds! Each letter of the alphabet is paired with some of Shakespeare's greatest characters, portrayed as animals dressed in Elizabethan fashion, and strung together with a simple rhyming narrative: "A is for
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Language: en
Pages: 1263
Authors: William Shakespeare
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Gathers all of Shakespeare's plays, sonnets, and poems.
The Shakespeare Code
Language: en
Pages: 362
Authors: Virginia M. Fellows
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Summit University Press

October 1623--Sir Francis Bacon describes a new and ingenious method for writing in code. November 1623--one month later, the Shakespeare First Folio is published. Coincidence? For over 250 years, the Word Cipher, concealed in the plays of William Shakespeare, remained undiscovered--until the late 1800s. The Shakespeare Code reveals an explosive
The Shakespeare Stealer
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Gary L. Blackwood, Stephen Alcorn
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Dutton Juvenile

A young orphan boy is ordered by his master to infiltrate Shakespeare's acting troupe in order to steal the script of "Hamlet," but he discovers instead the meaning of friendship and loyalty.

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