Shakespeare Basics for Grown-ups

Shakespeare Basics for Grown-ups

Everything You Need to Know About the Bard

Book - 2015
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An essential guide to Shakespeare, from the international bestselling authors of Homework for Grown-Ups

The Bard was so incredibly prolific that even most Shakespeare scholars would welcome the occasional refresher course, and most of the rest of us haven't even got a clue as to what a petard actually is. Fear not, the bestselling authors of Homework for Grown-Ups are here to help. For parents keen to help with their children's homework, casual theatre-goers who want to enhance their enjoyment and understanding, and the general reader who feels they should probably know more, Shakespeare Basics for Grown-Ups includes information on the key works, historical context, contemporaries and influences, famous speeches and quotations, modern day adaptations, and much, much more.
Publisher: New York, New York : Plume, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2015
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780147515360
Branch Call Number: 822.33 FOLEY
Characteristics: 326 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Coates, B. (Beth)


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Apr 03, 2016

It is a good book to learn about the plots so that you won't fall into a coma induced by excruciating boredom and confusion if ever so unfortunately trapped in a theatre watching the plays possibly with intellectual daggers hanging over your head.


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