The Facts On File Companion to Shakespeare 5-Volume Set / Edition 3

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$340.91
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $119.95
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 68%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (1) from $119.95   
  • Used (1) from $119.95   

More About This Textbook

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Baker (English, Northern Illinois Univ.; Shakespeare) and Womack's (English, Penn State Univ.; Books and Beyond) excellent work provides essays, criticism, historical data, and interpretative articles for the bard's readers in high school and above. Shakespeare's poems, sonnets, and plays are included. The first volume offers background essays about the playwright, the times in which he wrote, and his poems. In alphabetical order by title, the remaining volumes include descriptions, interpretation, criticism, importance, and influence of his work. Photographs, reproductions, documents, and other illustrations are included throughout. VERDICT Providing greater detail than either Oscar James Campbell's The Reader's Encyclopedia of Shakespeare (Fine Communications, 1998), A.D. Cousins's The Shakespeare Encyclopedia, or Stanley W. Wells and Michael Dobson's The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare, this set will be a welcome addition to libraries serving serious readers of Shakespeare. An essential source for insightful interpretations of Shakespeare's poetry and plays.—Marilyn Lary, San Bernardino, CA
School Library Journal
Gr 10 Up—Students and general readers with an interest in Shakespeare will benefit from the array of texts covered and the clear and concise essays and explanations of the Bard's works provided here. The set opens with several background essays discussing, among other topics, Shakespeare's life and the cultural and political climate in which he lived and worked. Other essays tackle his language (a potential rocky issue for novice readers) and the controversy still surrounding authorship of his works. These essays are only a substantive prelude to the assistance the work offers in deciphering and truly getting a firm grasp on Shakespeare's characters and themes: the rest of the volumes discuss each major poem and all of the plays credited to the man. Although the texts are not included, a synopsis of all of the action is, as are sections on "key passages" and "difficult passages" (likely to be well used), characters studies, and both classic and recent critical analyses. A thorough bibliography completes each analysis. This collection is a must-have for all public and school libraries. A serious, accessible discussion of Shakespeare's works and tools for the future study of it.—Carol Fazioli, Barth Elementary School, Pottstown, PA
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816078202
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 2240
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 5.50 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)