Shakespeare for Dummies (Paperback)
|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|
From the Publisher:
"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."
|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:||
|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:||
|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.