The design behind the Shakespeare Handbooks is simple: Reading or watching Shakespeare is an experience to be enjoyed to the full. By guiding readers through the difficulties of plot and language, the Handbooks leave them free to enjoy the depth, beauty, and vitality of Shakespeare’s works. Each handbook covers a single play and includes: A complete, straightforward description of the plot, scene by scene, in language that is clear, lively, and concise; Quotations from the text, with explanations of unfamiliar words or phrases; Some thought-provoking facts and ideas about the play, and a few comments from critics, past and present. Taken together, the Shakespeare Handbooks provide a handy introduction for uninitiated theatergoers, film watchers, and readers as well as students of English literature.
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Alistair McCallum grew up in Stratford-on-Avon and studied at the Warwick School and Cambridge University. He has taught English language and literature to overseas students and now works on the Bookworms and Playscripts series for Oxford University Press in addition to his own Shakespeare Handbooks.Review:
Very readable, very helpful. (Kenneth Branagh )
The Handbooks open up the plays admirably. They are excellent for all levels of reader—everybody will get something from them. (Simon Callow )
I think they are tremendously useful in helping to understand Shakespeare's works. (Dame Judi Dench )
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Book Description Ivan R. Dee, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX156663363X
Book Description Ivan R. Dee, 2001. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: New. In this handbook for King Lear, Alistair McCallum guides readers through the difficulties of plot and language, leaving them free to enjoy the depth, beauty, and vitality of Shakespeare's work. It is a superb introduction to the play. Bookseller Inventory # 027987
Book Description Ivan R. Dee, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M156663363X