Going to see 'Shakespeare' and want a quick run-down on the plot?
Studying Shakespeare and want to know who's who?
Teaching the 'Henrys' and need a handy guide to histories?
A Pocket Guide to Shakespeare's Plays gives all this and more:
--an introduction to Shakespeare and his times
--a note on the sources
--a synopsis for each play
--main character descriptions
--an essay on 38 plays.
An essential, concise, and readable guide to all thirty-eight of Shakespeare's plays.
A Pocket Guide to Shakespeare's Plays is an invaluable resource for anyone with an interest in the greatest of all English-language playwrights. Equally useful for actors, directors, and students-as well as for anyone planning to see a Shakespearean play-this book offers a great deal of information about Shakespeare in an accessible, succinct format. It looks at Shakespeare and his works from virtually every possible angle, including a section on Shakespeare and his time; a note on his sources; a synopsis of each play; descriptions of the main characters, which take note of the differences between the characters on the page and how they have been portrayed on the stage; and a brief, insightful essay on each work, which helps put the play in the context of Shakespeare's time as well as our own.
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Kenneth McLeish was a playwright and translator and the author/editor of over eighty books.
Stephen Unwin, Artistic Director of English Touring Theatre, has directed more than forty professional theatre and opera productions.
"Theatre-goers are in safe hands...They will find this guide more useful than most programme notes, while students will find it more provocative than the average crammer...a reliable companion: accurate, vivid, a foil for your thoughts-and even a help with the cryptic crossword."--Independent
"Very few of us have a working knowledge of all 38 of Shakespeare's plays. A Pocket Guide to Shakespeare's Plays provides the essential background for all who study, teach, direct, or watch Shakespeare."--Timothy West
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Descrizione libro Faber & Faber, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110571191835
Descrizione libro Faber & Faber, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0571191835
Descrizione libro Faber & Faber, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0571191835
Descrizione libro Faber & Faber. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0571191835 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW7.1157152