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A Brief Guide to William Shakespeare

(2010)
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This is an accessible and entertaining journey through the life, times, and work of the Bard - "Enigma". Master of language. The greatest comedian in history? The most famous writer in the world. But isn't he a little bit boring? This is an essential guide for anyone who has previously avoided the Bard, and is the perfect introduction for first time students or seasoned theatre lovers. The book contains a full commentary of all the plays by bestselling and reknowned writer Peter Ackroyd as well as full descriptions of the cast and the drama; not forgetting the best speeches, and the wit and wisdom from across the works. There is also an opportunity to explore the poems and a complete set of sonnets, as well as an investigation of who the dark lady might have been. This title contains: the complete sonnets; the greatest speeches; and, the best lines. It is perfect for students struggling through their first play or for theatre lovers anywhere. It is entertaining, accessible, Shakespeare without the boring bits.

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Paperback Editions

June 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Brief Guide to William Shakespeare
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 0-7624-3854-1 / 978-0-7624-3854-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Running Pr
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Brief Guide to William Shakespeare (Brief Histories)
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 1-84901-048-X / 978-1-84901-048-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robinson
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

February 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Brief Guide to William Shakespeare (Brief Histories)
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
Publisher: Robinson
Availability: Amazon UK   



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