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Shakespeare: His Life and Works

Shakespeare: His Life and Works

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A comprehensive life and works book of a literary great -- William Shakespeare!

The beautifully illustrated guide unravels the life and works of Shakespeare from language, history and themes to plays, poems and sonnets. Explore the art of this famous playwright and his enduring legacy through the stunning gift format.

Celebrate one of the theater's most influential contributors through his legendary works of comedy, tragedy, romance and poetry. Inside the playbook, you'll find:

- Clear an accessible format.
- Plot summaries of all of 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.
- Illuminated guidance on how to approach reading the play and seeing it perform.

Shakespeare fans will revel in the marvelous 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 Night's Dream, 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 the page, stage or screen.

Author: Leslie Dunton-Downer, Alan Riding
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Published: 12/14/2021
Pages: 480
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 3.45lbs
Size: 9.00h x 7.60w x 1.40d
ISBN: 9780744035001

About the Author
Leslie Dunton-Downer received a PhD with Distinction in comparative literature from Harvard. She has served as a lecturer at her alma mater, and is a trustee of the Harvard Advocate and a member of the Society of Fellows. She was a 2014 fellow at the American Academy in Berlin.

Alan Riding was the European cultural correspondent for the New York Times for 12 years. He was previously bureau chief for the Times in Paris, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, and Mexico City. He was awarded the Maria Moors Cabot Prize by Columbia University for his coverage of Latin America.

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