The Complete Idiot"s Guide to Shakespeare"s Plays
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The Complete Idiot"s Guide to Shakespeare"s Plays

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Published by Alpha .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616,
  • Drama,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • Plays,
  • Shakespeare,
  • Literary Criticism / Shakespeare

Book details:

Edition Notes

Complete Idiot"s Guide to

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages368
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL12378823M
ISBN 101592577083
ISBN 109781592577088
OCLC/WorldCa176917700

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In addition to Deciphering Shakespeare's Plays, she is the author of The Complete Idiots Guide to Shakespeares Plays, having taught Shakespeares plays and sonnets at the college level for ten years. She served as the classical arts critic for the Houston Cynthia Greenwood has worked as a professional interpreter of Shakespeare for newspaper readers, students, and /5. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Shakespeare’s Plays is a guide for those who want to better understand this series of famous works without earning a Master’s degree in English Literature. Covering both his major plays such as Romeo & Juliet and Hamlet to his lesser known ones, the guide also entertains with facts and stories about each of the plays and the man behind the pen himself, Shakespeare. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shakespeare. The famous playwrite won't be a mystery with this guide that explains the meanings behind his sonnets and plays and the history of his life in easy terms. Supplemented with a character list/5. Despite its title, this introduction to the playwright's life and plays comes with quite a pedigree: written by John Doyle, a Shakespeare scholar and former Artistic Director of the Theatre Royal York, and Ray Lischner, a Shakespearean actor and director, this guide book even boasts a short foreword by Dame Judi Dench/5(35).

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shakespeare's Plays eBook: Cynthia Greenwood: : Kindle StoreReviews:   Buy The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shakespeare's Plays (Complete Idiot's Guides (Lifestyle Paperback)) by Greenwood, Cynthia (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(7). Buy The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shakespeare by Laurie Rozakis (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(11). sennet: A stage direction for a trumpet fanfare, like a flourish.. soliloquy: A monologue that reveals a character’s inner thoughts and feelings.. sonnet: A poem of 14 lines that follows a particular rhyme peare included sonnets in a few of his plays, and he wrote sonnets as a series. Most of Shakespeare’s sonnets rhyme in the pattern abab cdcd efef gg.

This is a great book to learn about some of Shakespeare's plays, their histories, characters, and story lines. I'd give this a 5 Star rating but it doesn't include all of Shakespeare's plays this way. The "Lesser-known" plays get a paragraph in "Appendix A" in the back of the book/5. In The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shakespeare's Plays cultural and historical contexts for the major plays are explored, offering perspectives of the director and actor, in addition to that of the scholar and close reader. In particular, the book takes you behind the scenes with Shakespearean directors, who offer commentary about key challenges presented by the plays /5(22). The complete idiot's guide to Shakespeare's plays. [Cynthia Greenwood] -- This accessible new guide to Shakespeare's major plays focuses on the essence of the spoken word and the benefits of watching the plays in performance - on the stage or screen - whenever possible. In The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shakespeare's Plays cultural and historical contexts for the major plays are explored, offering perspectives of the director and actor, in addition to that of the scholar and close reader.