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KLIATTThis lavishly illustrated book covers all 39 plays, as well as Shakespeare's narrative and lyric poetry. Introductory material includes the life of Shakespeare, the Elizabethan era, Elizabethan and Jacobean theater, and Shakespeare's language. Each play is allotted ten pages packed with plot summary, background information, date and length of the play, dramatis personae with the number of lines the character speaks, a brief analysis of the play, interesting factoids, and photos from film and stage productions. The plays are arranged chronologically within genre. A section on "global Shakespeare" gives readers an idea of how universal is the influence of the greatest dramatist of all time. There is, for example, a Zulu version of Macbeth. A comprehensive and useful book for any library. KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2004, DK, 480p. illus. index., Ages 15 to adult.