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The Everything Shakespeare Book: Celebrate the Life, Times and Works of the World's Greatest Storyteller
by Cork Milner
Without question, William Shakespeare is the most celebrated and quoted writer of all time. Whether you're a long-time fan or new to his writing, "The Everything Shakespeare Book, 2nd Edition" will help you fully appreciate and understand Shakespeare's works. In everyday language, this book covers everything from "All's Well that Ends Well to The Winter's Tale"-and every p ...more
Paperback, 321 pages
Published June 1st 2008 by Adams Media Corporation
(first published May 1st 2008)
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I have always wanted to know more about Shakespeare and his plays. This is a great book with a lot of history about Shakespeare himself, a chapter on Early Modern English, and a great synopsis of every play. I think I need to see more of them to better understand them but it is good to get an idea of what each play is about and which ones I might want to watch more than others. Fascinating!
This is not a bad Shakespeare guide at all, although I have come across others that I much prefer. It covers information on biography, Elizabethan stage, Elizabethan English and the authorship question, and summarises and provides a commentary for each play, including those which are lesser known. The summaries are succinct and to-the-point, and the commentaries are very insightful although they are quite short. I would recommend it to anyone who needs a quick and painless introduction to Shakes ...more