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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: 1405113952

ISBN-13: 9781405113953

Pub. Date: 06/26/2006

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, Henry

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:
9781405113953
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/26/2006
Series:
How to Study Literature Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.41(h) x 0.63(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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