A Pocket Guide to Shakespeare's Plays

A Pocket Guide to Shakespeare's Plays

by McLeish, Stephen F. Unwin
     
 

Going to see 'Shakespeare' and want a quick run-down on the plot?
Studying Shakespeare and want to know who's who?
Teaching the 'Henrys' and need a handy guide to histories?

A Pocket Guide to Shakespeare's Plays gives all this and more:
--an introduction to Shakespeare and his times
--a note on the sources
--cast lists
--a synopsis…  See more details below

Overview

Going to see 'Shakespeare' and want a quick run-down on the plot?
Studying Shakespeare and want to know who's who?
Teaching the 'Henrys' and need a handy guide to histories?

A Pocket Guide to Shakespeare's Plays gives all this and more:
--an introduction to Shakespeare and his times
--a note on the sources
--cast lists
--a synopsis for each play
--main character descriptions
--an essay on 38 plays.

An essential, concise, and readable guide to all thirty-eight of Shakespeare's plays.

A Pocket Guide to Shakespeare's Plays is an invaluable resource for anyone with an interest in the greatest of all English-language playwrights. Equally useful for actors, directors, and students-as well as for anyone planning to see a Shakespearean play-this book offers a great deal of information about Shakespeare in an accessible, succinct format. It looks at Shakespeare and his works from virtually every possible angle, including a section on Shakespeare and his time; a note on his sources; a synopsis of each play; descriptions of the main characters, which take note of the differences between the characters on the page and how they have been portrayed on the stage; and a brief, insightful essay on each work, which helps put the play in the context of Shakespeare's time as well as our own.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780571191833
Publisher:
Faber and Faber
Publication date:
04/30/1999
Edition description:
POCKET
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
4.39(w) x 6.99(h) x 0.82(d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth McLeish was a playwright and translator and the author/editor of over eighty books.

Stephen Unwin, Artistic Director of English Touring Theatre, has directed more than forty professional theatre and opera productions.

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