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Shakespeare For Dummies
Shakespeare For Dummies | John Doyle, Ray Lischner
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Shakespeare For Dummies is exquisite. from the Foreword by Dame Judi Dench, star of Mrs. Brown and "Shakespeare in Love" What the film Shakespeare in Love has done to make Shakespeare the man accessible to a general audience, this book will do to make Shakespeare the writer enjoyable. Charlotte J.Headrick, PhD, Professor and Director, Theater Arts, Oregon State University Does the thought of sitting through A Midsummer Nights Dream give you nightmares? Did Romeo and Juliet seem like a foreign filmwithout the subtitles? As John Doyle and Ray Lischner prove in this uniquely accessible guide, Shakespeare is not only the greatest writer who ever lived, hes also a great entertaineronce you get a handle on his wild plots and witty wordplay. Under their guidance, youll: Go inside an Elizabethan theaterand find out how they managed with almost no seats, no roof and no women onstage Get a handle on Shakespeares languageincluding all those racy puns and jokes Maximize your enjoyment of his plays and poetry Identify contemporary idioms and phrases that come from Shakespeares plays Find Shakespeare festivals and performances in your area Catch ten of the best show ever made of the Bards plays and meet ten of the greatest Shakespearean actors of all time In simple, straightforward language, this friendly guide eases you into the wild, wonderful world of Shakespeare. With the help of snappy summaries and scorecards that help you keep track of whos who, whos in love with whom, and whos killed whom in every play, it helps you: Understand Shakespeare the person, his life and times and what makes him so special Make sense of Shakespearean language and why it sounds the way it does Get the inside track on the kinds of stories, characters and settings found in Shakespeares plays Appreciate Shakespeares sonnets and other non-dramatic poetry A royal feast for the head and heart, Shakespeares works have been thrilling audiences for four centuries, as they will four hundred years from now. Now let Shakespeare For Dummies help you to enjoy one the worlds great literary treasures.
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Shakespeare For Dummies | John Doyle, Ray Lischner
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Graywacke Oh, I think you secretly love KJ. Some of those are really really funny. (Pericles) Thanks for sharing 5mo
TheBookHippie 😂😂😂😂😂😂💀💀💀💀 OHMYLORD. 5mo
DGRachel Now I really want to read Measure for Measure. 😳 5mo
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Meshell1313 This is hysterical!!! (And mine was hilarious accurate!) 😂 5mo
CarolynM Hilarious but sadly inaccurate in my case (I met my partner at the theatre)🤣 5mo
batsy Bahaha! My velvet-choker-owning 90s self feels a tad too seen 🤣 5mo
merelybookish @Graywacke I do love is getting the jokes about KJ! 😉 5mo
merelybookish @DGRachel I feel like all the BDSM references said more about the article's author than about Shakespeare. 5mo
merelybookish @Meshell1313 Now I'm curious what's your favorite! 5mo
merelybookish @CarolynM Not on Twitter? 😁 5mo
merelybookish @batsy Ha! Yes some did feel pretty accurate. The history plays in particular. 5mo
Meshell1313 @merelybookish 🤣 titus andronicus! 5mo
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