Need to swot up on your Shakespeare If you ve always felt a bit embarrassed at your precarious grasp on the plot of Othello, or you haven t a clue what a petard as in hoist with his own petard actually is, then fear not, because this, at last, is the perfect guide to the Bard.From the authors of the number one bestselling Homework for Grown ups, Shakespeare for Grown uNeed to swot up on your Shakespeare If you ve always felt a bit embarrassed at your precarious grasp on the plot of Othello, or you haven t a clue what a petard as in hoist with his own petard actually is, then fear not, because this, at last, is the perfect guide to the Bard.From the authors of the number one bestselling Homework for Grown ups, Shakespeare for Grown ups is the essential book for anyone keen to deepen their knowledge of they plays and sonnets.For parents helping with their children s homework, casual theatre goers who want to enhance their enjoyment of the most popular plays and the general reader who feels they should probably know about Britain s most splendid scribe, Shakespeare for Grown ups covers Shakespeare s time his personal life his language his key themes his less familiar works and characters his most famous speeches and quotations phrases and words that have entered general usage, and much .With lively in depth chapters on all the major works including Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, Antony and Cleopatra, Richard II, Henry V, A Midsummer Night s Dream, The Merchant of Venice and Macbeth, Shakespeare for Grown ups is the only guide you ll ever need.
Shakespeare for Grown ups Everything you Need to Know about the Bard Need to swot up on your Shakespeare If you ve always felt a bit embarrassed at your precarious grasp on the plot of Othello or you haven t a clue what a petard as in hoist with his own petard actuall
I just happened to see this book in the library and allowed it to leap frog the other books on my TBR list into first position Now, I shall say this very quietly, for fear of upsetting people and for fear of incurring the wrath of any militant Shakespearean groups that might exist but I don t actually like Shakespeare s Work there, I ve said it I will readily agree that the main reason is that I never really understand what s going on in his plays the language is the main barrier, but having so [...]
A great book for beginners and pros alike Very witty and easy to read, you ll sit down for 5 minutes with a cup of tea and an hour later you ll suddenly have read 100 pages A great book to just dip in and out of too, you don t have to read it in order and you can cherry pick your favourite plays and other aspects to read about.Also it s largely unbiased something you don t often get in a Shakespeare bio commentary meaning you just get the facts straight up without some scholar s opinion If somet [...]
This is all I can say I LOVED THIS BOOK No, I can and will say , chiefly, this book is a great introduction to Shakespeare, if you aren t terribly familiar with him, and a great discussion of Shakespeare for someone who considers himself pretty well versed I very much appreciated this book, as it taught me quite a bit about the world around Shakespeare, how his contemporaries reacted to his work, and the importance of the plays I m less familiar with All in all, this was a superb book that took [...]
A natty little guide packed full of facts, but curiously selective Why no Twelfth Night or Richard III I d understand the omission with the less popular plays, but surely these are stalwarts
A very good book Recommended for any Shakespeare fan, beginner or expert I loved the friendly turn of phrase, and whenever I started to get bored I d turn a page and a random list or paragraph on something or other captured my interest again Loved it
This is a guide to the Bard written by enthusiasts rather than scholars Handy if you re a bit unsure when it comes to Shakespeare s works, easy to digest and worth reading if you re au fait with his oeuvre.
An excellent book for understanding the plots, themes and characters behind many of Shakespeare s works An enjoyable and informative read.
It promised to enhance my Shakespertise , and it did Informative, witty, and accessible.