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Shakespeare
     

Shakespeare

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by Peter Chrisp, Steve Teague (Illustrator), Steve Teague (Photographer)
 

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Be an eyewitness to one of the world's greatest playwrights -- from his Elizabethan world and the stories that inspired him, to boy actors playing women and dramatic special effects. Find out how music was used in plays. Discover what Shakespeare did when the theaters were closed due to plague. See what the interior of the Globe theater looked like.

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Be an eyewitness to one of the world's greatest playwrights -- from his Elizabethan world and the stories that inspired him, to boy actors playing women and dramatic special effects. Find out how music was used in plays. Discover what Shakespeare did when the theaters were closed due to plague. See what the interior of the Globe theater looked like.

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School Library Journal
Gr 5-10-A look at a variety of topics pertaining to Elizabethan society in general and to Shakespeare's life in particular. Each spread sports a short introduction accompanied by numerous captioned photos and reproductions of places, people, and objects. Text and illustrations combine to enable readers to acquire a quick understanding of many interesting details that might be either overlooked or lost in a more standard prose text. For example, there are close-up photos of beautifully embroidered gloves and intricate carvings on a child's chair, items owned by wealthy Elizabethans. In addition, there is information that is sure to appeal to readers who might mistakenly regard Elizabethans as "stuffy," such as the fact that they "kicked footballs made from inflated pigs' bladders" or that "coneycatchers" (gamblers who cheated) were commonplace. The text and illustrations are superb, and the thorough index makes the material readily accessible. However, some may find that the order of topics isn't always logical. For instance, the spread on "Science and superstition" seems out of place between the explanations of Shakespeare's plays and a discussion of his return to Stratford. Nevertheless, the overall usefulness of the title, both for browsing as well as for reference purposes, outweighs this minor problem. A good companion to Shakespeare's plays and to standard nonfiction works, this title will also be of interest to those who, having read novels such as Gary Blackwood's Shakespeare's Scribe (Dutton, 2000), wish to learn more about the Bard's life and times.-Nancy Menaldi-Scanlan, LaSalle Academy, Providence, RI Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789483362
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
02/01/2002
Series:
DK Eyewitness Books Series
Edition description:
1 AMER ED
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.26(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Shakespeare 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I plan to let my students use this text to teach themselves and their classmates about Shakespeare, to augment a course in writing their own scenes from the plays to act. Each day, one or more students will each present a section to the class, reading the informative text and showing the excellent illustrations.