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Shakespeare for Grown-ups Everything You Need to Know About the Bard by Elizabeth Foley, Beth Coates
  

Shakespeare for Grown-ups Everything You Need to Know About the Bard

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For parents keen to help with their children's homework, casual theatre-goers who want to enhance their enjoyment and understanding of the most-performed plays and the general reader who feels they should probably know more about Britain's most splendid scribe, this book covers the historical context of author's writing.

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Shakespeare for Grown-ups Everything You Need to Know About the Bard by Elizabeth Foley, Beth Coates

Need to swot up on your Shakespeare? If you've always felt a bit embarrassed at your precarious grasp on the plot of Othello, or you haven't a clue what a petard - as in 'hoist with his own petard' - actually is, then fear not, because this, at last, is the perfect guide to bring you up to speed. From the authors of the number-one bestselling Homework for Grown-ups, Shakespeare for Grown-ups is the essential book for anyone keen to deepen their knowledge of the Bard's key plays and sonnets. For parents keen to help with their children's homework, casual theatre-goers who want to enhance their enjoyment and understanding of the most-performed plays and the general reader who feels they should probably know more about Britain's most splendid scribe, Shakespeare for Grown-ups covers the historical context of his writing; his personal life, contemporaries and influences; his language and poetic skill; the key themes of his oeuvre; his less familiar works and characters; modern-day adaptations and productions; theories about the authorship of his plays; his most famous speeches and quotations; phrases and words that have entered general usage, and much more. With lively in-depth chapters on all the key works including Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, Antony and Cleopatra, Richard II, Henry V, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice and Macbeth, Shakespeare for Grown-ups is the only guide to the Scribe you'll ever need.

About the Author

E. Foley and B. Coates are the bestselling authors of Homework for Grown-ups and Advanced Homework for Grown-ups.

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Book Info

Publication date

4th September 2014

Author

Elizabeth Foley, Beth Coates

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Publisher

Square Peg an imprint of Vintage Publishing

Format

Hardback
336 pages

Categories

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Shakespeare studies & criticism
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ISBN

9780224098557

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