The Rough Guide to Shakespeare

The Rough Guide to Shakespeare

Book - 2009
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The Rough Guide to Shakespeare is the ultimate guide to the life and work of the world's greatest playwright; William Shakespeare. With full coverage of the 38 Shakespearian plays, including a synopsis, full character list, stage history and a critical essay for each, this comprehensive guide is both a quick reference and in-depth background guide for theatergoers, students, film buffs and lovers of literature alike. The Rough Guide to Shakespeare also explores Shakespeare's sonnets and Shakespeare's less well-known narrative poems, combined with fascinating accounts of Shakespeare's life and theatre, exploring in colourful detail each play's original performances. This fully updated guide includes a new 'My Shakespeare' chapter with directors & actors including Sir Ian McKellen, Christopher Plummer and Zo#65533; Wanamaker, as well as tips for introducing your children to Shakespeare with recommended graphic novels, adaptations and DVDs for all age groups. With up-to-date reviews of the best films and audio recordings from Olivier to Luhrmann, and Kosintzev to Kurosawa, the Rough Guide to Shakespeare is a celebration of all classic and contemporary Shakespearian productions.
Publisher: London ; New York : Rough Guides, 2009.
Edition: 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9781858284439
1858284430
Call Number: 822.33 DICKSON
Characteristics: xvi, 592 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Outlines, syllabi, etc.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Film adaptations.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Stage history.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Stories, plots, etc.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Bibliography.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Additional Contributors: Staines, Joe
Alternative Title: Shakespeare

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