Synopses & Reviews
Featuring the images of some of the world's most famous stage and film actors, these additions to the all-new Oxford School Shakespeare introduce--and enthrall--young people to one of the greatest writers of all time. This season brings revised editions of five of the Bard's most famous plays--As You Like It, Othello, Hamlet, Love's Labour Lost
and The Taming of the Shrew
Designed specifically for students unfamiliar with Shakespeare's rich literary legacy, these new editions present Shakespeare's sometimes-intimidating Middle English in a way that is easy-to-read and engaging for ages twelve and up. The notes and introductions have been completely revised, allowing unprecedented clarity and accessibility. Featuring new covers and new illustrations--including photos from recent productions of Shakespeare's plays from around the world--Oxford School Shakespeare brings all the pleasure of these literary treasures to life.
The "Oxford School Shakespeare" series aims to help students to understand and enjoy Shakespeare's plays. As well as the complete and unabridged text, each play has an extensive range of students' notes, a plot synopsis, scene summaries and character notes.
About the Author
, the series editor, taught Shakespeare to all levels. She acted in and directed Shakespeare's plays throughout Britain and lectured on Shakespeare all over the world and was awarded the OBE in 1994 for services to English Literature. Roma Gill died earlier this year.