The Pocket Companion to Shakespeare's Plays

 
9780753724514: The Pocket Companion to Shakespeare's Plays

The Pocket Companion to Shakespeare Play's will quickly enlighten readers and enhance their enjoyment of both the written word and the plays in performance. For each of Shakespeare's 39 plays there is a synopsis of the plot, a list of characters and notes on the chief figures, and a resume of the performance history.The book also includes a critique on the poems and sonnets, a history of the Shakespearean theatre and the early players, a background to the Apocrypha of plays attributed to Shakespeare, and a selected glossary of Elizabethan English.The book is user-friendly, accessible, and readily consultable on the spot. It will enhance the enjoyment of any Shakespeare production.

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JC Trewin was a stage historian and drama critic. Author of 50 books and editor of 50 more, he was Literary Editor for the Observer newspaper. He lectured on Shakespeare in Britain, Europe, and North America, and was President of the Shakespeare Club of Stratford-upon-Avon. Professor Stanley Wells is Chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace trust and globally recognised as a leading authority in the field. He has lectured worldwide on Shakespeare, he is also vice-chairman of the Governors of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and a member of the board of directors of the Globe Theatre. He has written many books and is a frequent reviewer of Shakespearean productions for the Times.

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Here is a book as compact, ingenious and useful as a pocket calculator." Sunday Telegraph

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