Essential Shakespeare Handbook
This one-stop guide to the life and work of the Bard will enable you to approach his plays and poems with new confidence. Written in clear, non-academic, prose throughout - this is the first and only book to combine an easy-to-absorb guide to each and every play, plus the sonnets and poems.
A portrait of Shakespeare's life and times: critics, contemporaries, patrons and the era's vibrant theatre.
Full commentaries on all 39 plays including detailed plot summaries, a survey of dramatic interpretations on stage and screen, and an introduction to Shakespeare's sonnets and narrative poetry.
Gain an insight into Shakespeare's unique world, including his language, his sources of inspiration and the secret of his enduring, universal appeal.