Shakespeare: A Beginner's Guide

Shakespeare: A Beginner's Guide

by Ros King
     
 

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Whether the fault of tedious teachers or hammy actors, Shakespeare is often seen as dry and impenetrable. In this fast-paced introduction, Ros King sets out to remind us of the sheer beauty and sophistication that can make Shakespeare’s works a joy for any audience. Exploring his invention, wit, along with his uncanny characterisation, King argues archaic…  See more details below

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Whether the fault of tedious teachers or hammy actors, Shakespeare is often seen as dry and impenetrable. In this fast-paced introduction, Ros King sets out to remind us of the sheer beauty and sophistication that can make Shakespeare’s works a joy for any audience. Exploring his invention, wit, along with his uncanny characterisation, King argues archaic language should be no barrier to the modern reader. With summaries of The Bard’s life and background, explanations of the plays’ origins and instructions on how to read his poetry, Shakespeare: A Beginner’s Guide provides all the tools the general reader needs to embrace the greatest writer in the English language.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780740485
Publisher:
Oneworld Publications
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Series:
Beginner's Guides
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
1,063,018
File size:
630 KB

Meet the Author

Ros King is Professor of English at the University of Southampton, UK. A textual editor as well as musician and theatre director, she is a specialist on Shakespeare and performance.


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