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The Young Person's Guide to Shakespeare: With Performances on CD by the Royal Shakespeare Companyby Anita Ganeri
Synopses & Reviews
Who was Shakespeare, and why has his work remained so compelling to us for so many centuries? With conversational text, informative sidebars, and full-color photographs, The Young Persons Guide to Shakespeare makes Shakespeares life and work accessible to young readers. Topics addressed include Shakespeares youth, marriage, and family life; the fascinating story of the Globe Theatre and Shakespeares life as a playwright and actor in London; an introduction to Shakespeares plays and the challenges of performing them; and Shakespeares enduring legacy--the enormous influence he still holds over the arts, culture, language, and society hundreds of years later.
Provides information about William Shakespeare's family life and work as a playwright and actor, summaries of his works, and details and challenges of staging Shakespearean productions. Includes a CD with performances from selected Shakespearean plays and sonnets by Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company.
Table of Contents
CD contents: Introduction — Excerpts from plays (with intros): Hamlet (Act III, sc. ii) — As you like it (Act II, sc. vii) — Romeo and Juliet (Act II, sc. ii) — Henry V (Act III, sc. i) — Richard III (Act I, sc. i) — Hamlet (Act III, sc. i) — Sonnet 18 — Sonnet 60 — Outro — Excerpt from A midsummer night's dream (Act V, sc. i)
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