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Understanding Shakespeare
Evelyn F. Ludowyk
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Understanding Shakespeare

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This book has a simple aim: to introduce Shakespeare to the ordinary reader, the student, or the teacher, in a concise and readily accessible fashion. Although there are few incontrovertible facts regarding the man Shakespeare, much can be said about the plays attributed to him, and it is towards an understanding of Shakespeare as a popular dramatist that this book is inte ...more
Hardcover, 276 pages
Published January 2nd 1962 by Cambridge University Press (first published January 1st 1962)
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Bill Taylor
Dec 21, 2011 rated it liked it
I bought this book hoping I would get some insight into Shakespeare's writing and maybe grow to like it. I had no previous knowledge, I didn't study him at school, and what I knew was based on bits of films etc I'd casually seen. I could never understand what people raved over and so, having some time on my hands, I thought I would try to find out.

The opening parts to Ludowyk's book is an interesting explanation of the background to Shakespeare's writings - the social and political conditions o
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