The Globe Guide to Shakespeare: The Plays, the Productions, the Life

The Globe Guide to Shakespeare The Plays the Productions the Life Commemorating the th anniversary of the world s greatest playwright this is the ultimate guide to the life and work of William Shakespeare With full coverage of the thirty nine Shakespearian plays

  • Title: The Globe Guide to Shakespeare: The Plays, the Productions, the Life
  • Author: AndrewDickson
  • ISBN: 9781681772608
  • Page: 225
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Globe Guide to Shakespeare: The Plays, the Productions, the Life

    Commemorating the 400th anniversary of the world s greatest playwright, this is the ultimate guide to the life and work of William Shakespeare.With full coverage of the thirty nine Shakespearian plays including a synopsis, full character list, stage history, and a critical essay for each , this comprehensive guide is both a quick reference and an in depth background guideCommemorating the 400th anniversary of the world s greatest playwright, this is the ultimate guide to the life and work of William Shakespeare.With full coverage of the thirty nine Shakespearian plays including a synopsis, full character list, stage history, and a critical essay for each , this comprehensive guide is both a quick reference and an in depth background guide for theatre goers, students, film buffs, and lovers of literature Along with an exploration of the Bard s sonnets and narrative poems, The Globe Guide to Shakespeare features fascinating accounts of Shakespeare s life and the Globe Theater itself, with colorful details about each play s original performance.This comprehensive guide includes up to date reviews of the best films and audio recordings of each play, from Laurence Olivier to Baz Luhrmann, Kozintsev to Kurosawa The Globe Guide to Shakespeare is the quintessential celebration of all things Shakespearian.

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    One thought on “The Globe Guide to Shakespeare: The Plays, the Productions, the Life

    1. Julie Bozza

      I'm popping this back on the 'partially read' shelf for now, but I've read plenty, and I love it. Heaps of fascinating info, and an engaging and lively voice from the author, Andrew Dickson, make this a 5-star read for sure. I've now read all the 'extra' material, which deftly covers a huge range of Shakespeare in his context and since. I've managed to limit my buying (so far!) to only one extra book; my self-control has nothing to do with how persuasive Dickson's reviews, summaries and recommen [...]

    2. Kaui

      This is a book that begs to be read by anyone interested in expanding their ability to appreciate Shakespeare. It covers all his plays and then some. Each section pithily lists characters, plot summary and themes, then an engaging analytical essay and recommendations for further research. I found this book not only to be a fantastic research resource, but a great read itself. I have plans to go back and read up on all of Shakespeare's plays.(P.S. this should be purchased as a hardcopy; having th [...]

    3. Sammy

      A pretty darn decent overview of the Bard for a newcomer or amateur fan: this work includes concise but researched synopses of each play and poem, alongside historical, academic and textual notes. It also remembers the crucial mantra that Shakespeare was written to be performed, with an examination of acting styles, reviews of notable film and audio adaptations, and interviews with a dozen-or-so leading Shakespearean actors of the 20th century (Ian McKellen, Harriet Walter and Adrian Lester amon [...]

    4. Charles

      Pretty useful resource! I like that it reviews available recordings of performances. Leant to me by Thomas Ingle.

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