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DK Essential Shakespeare Handbook (2nd Hand Softback)

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SKU B002413

Authors : Leslie Dunton-Downer & Alan Riding.

Offering a user-friendly, beautifully illustrated guide to every play in the Shakespeare canon, as well as a portrait of the Bard's life and the world of Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre, the Essential Shakespeare Handbook is an innovative and entertaining book which unravels the complexities of Shakespeare's plays and poems. Written in a clear and engaging style, this book will enrich the experience of the Bard's work on the page, stage, and screen.

Whether you want a quick overview of "Romeo and Juliet" to set the scene before a night at the theatre or an in depth reference guide for that challenging essay, this is the handbook for you!

This one-stop guide to the life and work of the Bard will enable you to approach his plays and poems with new confidence. It features clear, non-academic, prose throughout.

This book is the definitive, fully illustrated single-volume companion to the world's greatest playwright.

  • Format : Thick 2nd Hand Softback
  • Condition : Good (Almost Very Good)
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Music, Stage, Screen & TV
  • Published : 2004 (Dorling Kindersley)
  • ISBN : 9780751348828
  • SKU : B002413
  • PPC : SP800gm
  • RRP : £16.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"Essential Shakespeare Handbook deserves a place next to your edition of Shakespeare's plays. Leslie Dunton-Downer, a former lecturer at Harvard, and Alan Riding, the European cultural correspondent for The Times, have written a guide to the poems and plays that is scholarly without being recondite, succinct without being superficial." - The New York Times Book Review.

"Students will like the glossy, well-illustrated format; it is an English teacher's dream. Recommended." - Library Media Connection.

"This simple, colourful handbook is a perfect companion to the playwright's complete works." - Library Journal.

The Authors

Leslie Dunton-Downer received a PhD with Distinction in comparative literature from Harvard. She has served as a lecturer at her alma mater, and is a trustee of the Harvard Advocate and a member of the Society of Fellows. She was a 2014 fellow at the American Academy in Berlin.

Alan Riding is a British author and journalist. He was a long-time foreign correspondent for The New York Times, most recently as the paper's European Cultural Correspondent based in Paris