Theatergoer's Guide to Shakespeare's Characters

Theatergoer's Guide to Shakespeare's Characters

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by Robert Thomas Fallon
     
 

In his customary jargon-free style, Mr. Fallon examines sixty prominent characters from Shakespeare's plays. He locates each of them in the story of their play, relates them to other characters, shows how they change (or don't), and sums up their character and nature. "This book is as handy as they come...distilled without being dunderheaded-reader-friendly in the

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In his customary jargon-free style, Mr. Fallon examines sixty prominent characters from Shakespeare's plays. He locates each of them in the story of their play, relates them to other characters, shows how they change (or don't), and sums up their character and nature. "This book is as handy as they come...distilled without being dunderheaded-reader-friendly in the extreme."–American Theatre (on A Theatergoer's Guide to Shakespeare).

Editorial Reviews

Reference and Research Book News
Each character profile is constructed as an informal...essay, with a minimum of footnotes, jargon, and arcane debates...
Library Bookwatch
...Provides fans and students of the Bard with a companion guide to the people of his plays.
Choice
This lucid guide, free of academic jargon, will enhance the play-going experience of those less familiar with Shakespeare.
American Book Review
First-rate.
— Daniel Leary
CHOICE
This lucid guide, free of academic jargon, will enhance the play-going experience of those less familiar with Shakespeare.
American Book Review - Daniel Leary
First-rate.
Tennessean
The sketches Fallon offers increase our appreciation for the breathtaking scale of Shakespeare’s achievement.
Daniel Leary
...Unpretentiously informative, steadily wise, and--yes--reader-friendly.
—American Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566635707
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.84(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.22(d)

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Choice
This lucid guide, free of academic jargon, will enhance the play-going experience of those less familiar with Shakespeare.
REFERENCE & RESEARCH BOOK NEWS
Each character profile is constructed as an informal...essay, with a minimum of footnotes, jargon, and arcane debates...
Daniel Leary
"First-rate."
American Book Review
TENNESSEAN
The sketches Fallon offers increase our appreciation for the breathtaking scale of Shakespeare's achievement.

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