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How to Read a Shakespeare Play / Edition 1
     

How to Read a Shakespeare Play / Edition 1

by David Bevington
 

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ISBN-10: 1405113960

ISBN-13: 9781405113960

Pub. Date: 06/28/2006

Publisher: Wiley

This clear and succinct book is designed for general readers who want to know how to go about reading Shakespeare’s works for pleasure.

  • Encourages readers to approach Shakespeare's works aggressively, interactively, and questioningly
  • Focuses on six popular Shakespeare plays - A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet,

Overview

This clear and succinct book is designed for general readers who want to know how to go about reading Shakespeare’s works for pleasure.

  • Encourages readers to approach Shakespeare's works aggressively, interactively, and questioningly
  • Focuses on six popular Shakespeare plays - A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Henry IV Part I, Hamlet, King Lear and The Tempest
  • Recommends the best editions, recordings and DVDs / videos of these plays
  • Discusses the production of the plays on stage and screen
  • Introduces readers to different genres in Shakespeare – romantic comedy, English history, tragedy and romance
  • Avoids jargon and abstract literary theory

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405113960
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/28/2006
Series:
How to Study Literature Series , #2
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations.

1. How to Read a Shakespeare Play.

2. A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

3. Romeo and Juliet.

4. Henry the Fourth, Part I.

5. Hamlet.

6. King Lear.

7. The Tempest.

8. Epilogue.

Further Reading.

Index

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