The Shakespeare Book

The Shakespeare Book Learn about the work of William Shakespeare with The Shakespeare Book packed full of infographics inspirational quotes character guides and bonus material that illuminates the bard s work from Sh

  • Title: The Shakespeare Book
  • Author: Stanley Wells
  • ISBN: 9781465429872
  • Page: 274
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Learn about the work of William Shakespeare with The Shakespeare Book, packed full of infographics, inspirational quotes, character guides, and bonus material that illuminates the bard s work, from Shakespeare plays like Twelfth Night, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, and As You Like It, to his best loved sonnets, and even obscure lost works Every comedy, tragedy, historyLearn about the work of William Shakespeare with The Shakespeare Book, packed full of infographics, inspirational quotes, character guides, and bonus material that illuminates the bard s work, from Shakespeare plays like Twelfth Night, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, and As You Like It, to his best loved sonnets, and even obscure lost works Every comedy, tragedy, history, and poem of Shakespeare s is collected here in this comprehensive guide.Shakespeare s canon comes to life with images, idea webs, timelines, and quotes that help the reader understand the context of Shakespeare s plays and poems Each play includes a glance able guide to story chronology, so you can easily get back on track if you get lost in Shakespeare s beautiful language Character guides are a handy reference for casual readers and an invaluable resource for playgoers and students writing reports on Shakespeare The Shakespeare Book includes the best of Shakespeare, and it s set to become a staple for theater lovers, Shakespeare students, and Shakespeare fans because its information is delivered in such an understandable and inspirational way.

    Shakespeare Online Shakespeare on Jealousy Jealousy and the suffering it inflicts on lovers is at the heart of Shakespeare s later romances, Cymbeline and The Winter s Tale.Few moments in Shakespeare s plays are as intense as that in which Posthumus comes to believe that Imogen has slept with Iachimo Cymbeline, Although they bring us to the brink of tragedy, Cymbeline and The Winter s Tale end The Shakespeare Book Big Ideas Simply The Shakespeare Book brings the work of William Shakespeare to life with full color photography, images, idea webs, timelines, and quotes that help you understand the context of Shakespeare s plays and poems. From Shakespeare s most famous plays, such as Romeo and Juliet and Julius Caesar, to less frequently performed works such as King John and Henry VIII, every play of the Shakespearean Shakespeare s Spy Shakespeare Stealer, Book Gary Shakespeare s Spy Shakespeare Stealer, Book Gary Blackwood on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Things are disappearing mysteriously from Will Shakespeare s acting company, and it looks like an inside job Everyone s eyes are on Widge Shakespeare Essays and Resources Shakespeare Essays, Articles and Book Excerpts Please also see the plays, sonnets and biography home pages for extensive essays and resources Essays on the Plays Essays on the Sonnets and Poems Essays on Shakespeare s Life Shakespeare s Sonnets An excellent book which explores the close relationship between Southwell and Shakespeare There are verbal parallels, echoes and borrowings from Southwell by Shakespeare than from any other author, not excluding Holinshed and North Plutarch. William Shakespeare Early life William Shakespeare was the son of John Shakespeare, an alderman and a successful glover glove maker originally from Snitterfield, and Mary Arden, the daughter of an affluent landowning farmer He was born in Stratford upon Avon and baptised there on April His actual date of birth remains unknown, but is traditionally observed on April, Saint George s Day. Shakespeare s sonnets Shakespeare s sonnets are poems that William Shakespeare wrote on a variety of themes When discussing or referring to Shakespeare s sonnets, it is almost always a reference to the sonnets that were first published all together in a quarto in however there are six additional sonnets that Shakespeare wrote and included in the plays Romeo and Juliet, Henry V and Love s Labour s Lost Book Online Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Shakespeare s Birthplace This is where the story began Mary Arden s Farm

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    About "Stanley Wells"

    1. Stanley Wells

      Stanley William Wells, CBE, is a Shakespeare scholar and Chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

    711 thoughts on “The Shakespeare Book”

    1. I think this book would be of most use to those that haven’t read much Shakespeare. There is a short summary of each play and a breakdown of each act along with its accompanying scenes. This would be a good thing to go through prior to reading a play; it may help the reader to understand the basics of the plot on an initial and fast reading if they struggle with the language.A basic introduction to the Bard That being said though, this book offers little to those that have studied some of the [...]


    2. The Shakespeare Book is an excellent companion book for anyone interested in reading Shakespeare or simply wanting to familiarize himself better with Shakespeare's works. This book covers the entire canon of Shakespeare. With each play there is a plot summary, a discussion of themes, and listing of characters. Often a timeline with graphics is provided along with historical context and the theatrical legacy. I am a huge fan of DK books because of their accessible nature and encompassing scope, a [...]


    3. (I received a copy free through the generosity of DK Books and First Reads ) Oh my goodness, I just LOVED this title from DK Books. I have purchased other books from DK in the past when my daughter was in primary school. DK titles were excellent for graphics, pictures, and simplifying the complex such as the solar system. This title does not disappoint.Shakespeare is complex, tricky, and beautiful. I loved Macbeth in high school, but my knowledge of the bard has not expanded. In the past few ye [...]


    4. Okay, I am not truly 'finished' with this book, but have read - or used - enough of it to know its value. What I am currently doing is reading - and re-reading - as many of Shakespeare's plays as I am able. While doing so, I am using The Shakespeare Book, which I won in a GR giveaway, as a sort of 'companion book,' to help me understand, untangle, and better appreciate the plays.So I will come back now and then to add comments as I finish a play; I am giving myself a week on each. I don't know h [...]


    5. Technically I'm not finished, as I've only skimmed over the plays I'm yet to read, but I don't want to keep this on my GR shelf for the next 20 years, which is about how long it will take me to get through them all.


    6. "To speak of Shakespeare as the world's greatest dramatist is inadequate."The Shakespeare Book is a phenomenal, comprehensive guide to William Shakespeare's vast body of work. In it, each play gets its own chapter that features a thorough plot synopsis, a detailed character breakdown, analyses of themes, cases for merit, write-ups about notable productions and adaptations, and much more. Shakespeare's narrative poems and his collection of sonnets receive the same treatment. The book also include [...]


    7. I said it before, but I'll say it again: If The Shakespeare Book existed while I was in high school, I might've appreciated William Shakespeare more. You see, ye old English is not exactly the easiest thing to read if you have no idea of the language. I struggled immensely with Hamlet, and found Romeo & Juliet to be a bore in high school, but with The Shakespeare Book I might actually have a shot at understanding what's happening. After all, the bard had a way of putting a meaning behind a m [...]


    8. A good reference guide for the true Billy Shakes novice and pleasantly visually engaging as you'd expect from the reliable DK Publishing. The Shakespeare Book works better as a one-off reference then a straight-through page one to page 350 read.The plot summaries were too simplistic for me to feel comfortable that I "knew" the work after working through each one. I had to augment with podcasts and Youtube videos before I felt comfortable awarding a check-mark for each work and moving on to the n [...]


    9. Fun infographics, cultural and historical context, mentions of memorable stagingsis book was easy to read and I highly recommend it to any Shakespeare fan. Or anyone looking to better understand plays and language that don't always translate well in modern day.



    10. Shakespeare. Phenomenon in poetry and drama.Romeo an Juliet, Julius Caesar, Hamlet and Othello. What else can I say?Perfect.



    11. If you're like me, and you can never get enough Shakespeare, then this is the book for you. If you're not a fan, or just a high school student cramming for a test, it might be helpful to get you through exams and dinner parties. Once you've read it, you'll be able to recite the plot of Titus Andronicus, and who else among us can say that?


    12. As a non-native speaker of English, Shakespeare has eluded me to this day. I've decided to remedy this, and this book is a great companion to read before I dive into reading an actual play. It provides a summary, a description of the characters, a contextual analysis of the play in relation to the events happening at the time it was written, and references to various adaptations that have been done, all in 4 to 8 pages worth of content and pictures.I'm a visual person, so I appreciate the origin [...]


    13. DK Publishing cannot be faulted. Once again it has made a brilliant job of collecting all the basic information that I needed as I am French and have not been introduced to Shakespeare plays in my school years. All the plays, with their plot, their set of characters, their striking features, are included in that book. Its very clear and well illustrated presentation is ideal to inform and also to provide a quick refresher, but it goes further in the sense that it shows you various ways to dig de [...]


    14. (I received this book through ' "First-Reads" giveaways.)I really enjoy Shakespeare, but I feel that even if you're used to his work, you still miss things while reading. The Shakespeare Book is great at giving you fantastic background information about both Shakespeare, and each of his pieces of work. This is not a Cliff notes sort of book. It won't give you all the "important" aspects of the play but does help you to understand it better. I think it would be a great resource for students learn [...]


    15. This is an excellent book for those who love Shakespeare!!! The book breaks down all of his plays year by year, play by play. It tells the reader what year it was written and performed. It also displays the timeline for what happens in the story, contains an list of characters in the play and how they tie into the story. There is also a list of when the play was performed and what company or actors performed it. There is also a section where the play is broken down. I would buy this book.


    16. I received a free copy of this book through ' First Reads program. This is a very readable guide to Shakespeare and his works. The plays and sonnets are presented in chronological order, with most averaging 2-4 pages. There is a time line, overview of characters, discussion of themes and accompanying historical/social context. There are notes and photos on performance history (notable stage or movie performances). Overall, an excellent companion resource for those studying Shakespeare, but it ca [...]


    17. Thank you to DK & for this free preview copy! I've long been a fan of Shakespeare's work, so when I read this book, it helped me visualize the storylines much more clearly. The timeline feature, which is included with each story/play, is one of my favorite features of this book. I think this book would be a terrific tool for anyone wanting to understand the writings of the genius of Shakespeare.


    18. This is a great book. Dorling Kindersley explains Shakespeare. Chronoligical order of Shakespeare's life and works. It has a two-page explanation of each play, outlining characters and the major story line. The next two pages discusses the story a little more in depth, with the origin and legacy of the story. Also tells about major productions and of course, with any Dorling Kindersley book, great pictures. I want to get a copy of this for my library.


    19. Full of great informationBut the layout is confusing and distracting. I'm reading a lot on Shakespeare, including his original works, in order to prepare for the Praxis II. With that said, it isn't that this book isn't "good" or "great" it's that I have read others that have been extremely helpful.


    20. There were quite a few things that I learned from this book, especially about the plays that aren't as well known. I liked the graphic synopsis but I think the abbreviated synopsis and the detailed synopsis could have been combined. Three times going over gist of the play was once too much for me even though I did become more familiar with his body of work and not just his major plays.


    21. Printed strangely. It seems that whoever laid out the text didn't understand that poetry is different from prose. You can't just break lines of poetry arbitrarily. They aren't enjambed the way they are printed here.



    22. A trivia-jammed collection and quite engaging at times. It doesn't top Shakespeare from A to Z for me though.




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