Shakespeare for Dummies

Shakespeare for Dummies

Publisher: MISC SA
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$17.97
In simple, straightforward language, this friendly guide eases you into the wild, wonderful world of Shakespeare. With the help of snappy summaries and scorecards that help you keep track of who's who, who's in love with whom, and who's killed whom in every play, you'll also -  

  • Discover how Shakespeare became the Steven Spielberg of Elizabethan England -- and why some people still claim that his plays were ghostwritten
  • Go inside an Elizabethan theater -- and find out how they managed with almost no seats, no roof, and no women onstage
  • Improve your understanding of the language with tips on sentence construction, verbs, and those troublesome thees, thous, and thines
  • Find contemporary idioms and phrases that come from Shakespeare's plays
  • Get the lowdown on where to find Shakespeare festivals and performances -- and discover how to maximize your enjoyment of a play
  • Find out the possible identity of the mysterious "Dark Lady" in Shakespeare's sonnets
  • Catch ten of the best shows ever made of the Bard's plays -- and meet the ten greatest Shakespearean actors of all time
Book Title Shakespeare for Dummies
Publisher: MISC SA
In simple, straightforward language, this friendly guide eases you into the wild, wonderful world of Shakespeare. With the help of snappy summaries and scorecards that help you keep track of who's who, who's in love with whom, and who's killed whom in every play, you'll also -  
  • Discover how Shakespeare became the Steven Spielberg of Elizabethan England -- and why some people still claim that his plays were ghostwritten
  • Go inside an Elizabethan theater -- and find out how they managed with almost no seats, no roof, and no women onstage
  • Improve your understanding of the language with tips on sentence construction, verbs, and those troublesome thees, thous, and thines
  • Find contemporary idioms and phrases that come from Shakespeare's plays
  • Get the lowdown on where to find Shakespeare festivals and performances -- and discover how to maximize your enjoyment of a play
  • Find out the possible identity of the mysterious "Dark Lady" in Shakespeare's sonnets
  • Catch ten of the best shows ever made of the Bard's plays -- and meet the ten greatest Shakespearean actors of all time