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A Guide to Measure for Measure (The Shakespeare Handbooks)

A Guide to Measure for Measure (The Shakespeare Handbooks)

ISBN-13: 9781899747146
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The Shakespeare Handbooks provide a helpful, straightforward guide to the work of the world's most celebrated dramatist. Along with a clear, easy-to-follow description of the plot, each book contains plenty of quotations from the text - with simple explanations of any unfamiliar words and phrases - and some thought-provoking comments from critics, past and present. The Shakespeare Handbooks include a few intriguing Shakespearean facts and figures, too. How old was Shakespeare when he wrote Measure for Measure? What influence did the newly-crowned King James have on his career? Where does the play's title come from? Why do some critics call it a 'tragicomedy'? Which word is used more frequently in this play than in any other by Shakespeare? Where would you find a 'stew'? Why is 'informal' an insult? And what is 'the sweat'? If you're apprehensive about approaching a Shakespeare play, the Shakespeare Handbooks provide the perfect introduction. They're ideal for students, theatregoers - in fact, anyone curious to know more about the greatest plays in the English language. These are a few of the appreciative comments we've received about The Shakespeare Handbooks "Tremendously useful in helping to understand Shakespeare's works" - Dame Judi Dench. "Very readable, very helpful" - Kenneth Branagh. "The Shakespeare Handbooks open the plays up admirably. Excellent for all levels of reader - everybody will get something from them." - Simon Callow.

  • | Author: Alistair McCallum
  • | Publisher: Upstart Crow Publications
  • | Publication Date: Mar 29, 2019
  • | Number of Pages: 104 pages
  • | Language: English
  • | Binding: Paperback
  • | ISBN-10: 1899747141
  • | ISBN-13: 9781899747146
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