All of us want to read Shakespeare. But today, who has the time?
Now, with this book, discover how easily you can become a connoisseur of all Shakespeare’s greatest plays (and many of the sonnets) in less time than it takes to read one play conventionally.
These skillful summaries offer up the highlights of Shakespeare’s timeless masterpieces, to quickly and painlessly acquaint readers with Shakespeare, his world, his words, and his most noteworthy works.
A ‘Shakespeare at a Glance’ chapter includes a brief biography, excerpts from some of his greatest poems, and samplings of his rapier wit and level-headed wisdom. And a witty section, entitled ‘Shakespearean Insults’, unlocks a door into the playwright’s psyche by letting you unleash your own playfully biting barbs.
A coffee break is more than enough time to assimilate a play’s plots and characters, and give you a flavour of the language. In addition the insightful commentary will help you form your own opinions about its relevance. In a short time, you will have mastered the essence of Shakespearean thought.
If, as Shakespeare claims, ‘all the world’s a stage’, this volume is your cue to join in on the act.
The Taming of the Shrew
As You Like It
The Merchant of Venice
Much Ado About Nothing
All’s Well That Ends Well
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The Comedy of Errors
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
The Winter’s Tale
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
Romeo and Juliet
Antony and Cleopatra
Troilus and Cressida
The Life of King Henry V
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The Great American Bathroom Book: Shakespeare - Summaries of Shakespeare’s Best-Known Works was also published as Passing Time in the Loo: Shakespeare and A Touch of Classics – Shakespeare
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Book Description Compact Classics Inc 1996-08, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: good. 188018429X. Bookseller Inventory # 655575