Shakespeare for Dummies (Paperback)

Author: Doyle, John

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Simple, practical, and down-to-earth, an essential guide to the comedies, tragedies, and histories of the renowned playwright and poet includes plot and main character summaries, an overview of sentence structure and verbiage, and much more. Original. *Author: Doyle, John/ Lischner, Ray *Series Title: For Dummies (Computer/Tech) *Publication Date: 1999/04/30 *Number of Pages: 363 *Binding Type: Paperbound *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 7.75 *Height: 9.25


Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
Mfg Part# 9780764551352
SKU 30377527
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0764551353
Release Date 4/1/1999
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 7.75L x 0.75T
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Editors Note "Shakespeare For Dummies is exquisite."|-from the Foreword by Dame Judi Dench, star of "Mrs. Brown" and "Shakespeare in Love"||"What the film Shakespeare in Love has done to make Shakespeare the man accessible to a general audience, this book will do to make Shakespeare the writer enjoyable."|-Charlotte J.Headrick, PhD, Professor and Director, Theater Arts, Oregon State University||Does the thought of sitting through A Midsummer Night's Dream give you nightmares? Did Romeo and Juliet seem like a foreign film-without the subtitles? As John Doyle and Ray Lischner prove in this uniquely accessible guide, Shakespeare is not only the greatest writer who ever lived, he's also a great entertainer-once you get a handle on his wild plots and witty wordplay. Under their guidance, you'll:||||Go inside an Elizabethan theater-and find out how they managed with almost no seats, no roof and no women onstage||Get a handle on Shakespeare's language-including all those racy puns and jokes||Maximize your enjoyment of his plays and poetry||Identify contemporary idioms and phrases that come from Shakespeare's plays||Find Shakespeare festivals and performances in your area||Catch ten of the best show ever made of the Bard's plays and meet ten of the greatest Shakespearean actors of all time||||In simple, straightforward language, this friendly guide eases you into the wild, wonderful world of Shakespeare. With the help of snappy summaries and scorecards that help you keep track of who's who, who's in love with whom, and who's killed whom in every play, it helps you:||||Understand Shakespeare the person, his life and times and what makes him so special||Make sense of Shakespearean language and why it sounds the way it does||Get the inside track on the kinds of stories, characters and settings found in Shakespeare's plays||Appreciate Shakespeare's sonnets and other non-dramatic poetry||||A royal feast for the head and heart, Shakespeare's works have been thrilling audiences for four centuries, as they will four hundred years from now. Now let Shakespeare For Dummies help you to enjoy one the world's great literary treasures.
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Number of Pages 0363
Publisher For Dummies

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