The friendly Shakespeare : a thoroughly painless guide to the best of the Bard

by Epstein, Norrie,

Format: Print Book 1994
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PR2987.E6 1994x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PR2987.E6 1994x
"Brings the Bard to the masses, makes his plays accessible, and, well, provides fun for the reader."- The New York Times

An introduction to Shakespeare for everyone

Dorrie Greenspan provides a delightful guide to the history and work of Shakespeare in a lively, entertaining voice. Providing "abrowsing compendium that will educate and entertain students, teachers, actors and theatergoers " (Publishers Weekly).
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Written for those whose introduction to William Shakespeare was marred by an ineffectual high school English teacher, this sprightly guide to the life and work of the writer considered to be the foremost dramatist and poet of the Western world will delight fans as well as novices. With disarming humor and total lack of academic pretension, University of California lecturer Epstein decodes the language, plot and history of Shakespeare's major works, as well as the controversies that have surrounded his authorship and sexual identity. Drawing on interviews with actors, critics and Shakespearean experts, Epstein mixes interpretation and criticism with a wealth of detail about the Bard's life and the world of Elizabethan theater in which he worked. A browsing compendium that will educate and entertain students, teachers, actors and theatergoers. Illustrations not seen by PW. BOMC selection. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Outlines, syllabi, etc.
Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Study and teaching.
Publisher New York :Penguin Books,1994
Language English
Notes "A Winokur/Boates book."
Reprint. Originally published: New York : Viking, 1993.
Filmography: p. 493-515.
Description xviii, 550 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 531-536) and index.
ISBN 9780140138863
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