How to read a Shakespeare play

by Bevington, David M.

Format: Print Book 2006
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PR2987.B48 2006
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PR2987.B48 2006
Penn Hills Library Non-Fiction 822.33 BEV
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  822.33 BEV
This clear and succinct book is designed for general readers who want to know how to go about reading Shakespeare's works for pleasure.
Encourages readers to approach Shakespeare's works aggressively, interactively, and questioningly
Focuses on six popular Shakespeare plays - A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Henry IV Part I, Hamlet, King Lear and The Tempest
Recommends the best editions, recordings and DVDs / videos of these plays
Discusses the production of the plays on stage and screen
Introduces readers to different genres in Shakespeare - romantic comedy, English history, tragedy and romance
Avoids jargon and abstract literary theory
1. How to read a Shakespeare play
2. A midsummer night's dream
3. Romeo and Juliet
4. Henry IV, part I
5. Hamlet
6. King Lear
7. The tempest
8. Epilogue.

Additional Information
Series How to study literature (Malden, Mass.)
Subjects Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Study and teaching.
Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Appreciation.
Publisher Malden, MA :Blackwell Pub.,2006
Language English
Description viii, 172 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-166) and index.
ISBN 1405113952 (alk. paper)
9781405113953 (alk. paper)
1405113960 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781405113960 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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