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I was once lucky enough to see the late – and great actor Michael Bryant play Iago,his command of the text such that the whole play came alight - a reminder of how, without such brilliance, Shakespeare can be frustrating and boring for modern day audiences. 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare death and in place of such magical acting Geoff Spiteri enlightens us on Shakespearian language and euphemism, the construct of the plays,the plots and the characters. This short volume emphasises Shakespeare's humour and rudery, reminding us of his influence on our language with his words, magic and poetry. Geoff Spiteri's opening words are Does Shakespeare matter? Any doubts will be scattered by A Smidgeon of Shakespeare.
Like for Like Reading. A Little Bit of Shakespeare Wit by Edward Green. The Shakespeare Book
Succinct, pithy entries cover everything from Shakespeare's greatest villains to his most cutting insult (hint: it involves your mum). As a playwright, he is truly a global figure - his work has been translated into more than 70 of the world's languages, including Latin, ancient Greek and even Klingon. Did you know, however, that Shakespeare's influence even extends into the outer reaches of our solar system? 24 of Uranus's 27 moons are named after Shakespeare characters. The hundreds of entries range from the truly enlightening to the utterly obscure in this comprehensive guide that will re-introduce you to the fascinating world of Shakespeare's work.
Publication date: 10/03/2016
Publisher: Portico an imprint of Pavilion Books
|Publication date:||10th March 2016|
|Publisher:||Portico an imprint of Pavilion Books|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites, Humour,|
|Categories:||Shakespeare plays, Humour,|
Geoff Spiteri is an award-winning journalist and writer. He has worked in new media for a number of popular websites.More About Geoff Spiteri