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 Personand#8217;s Guide to Shakespeare
makes Shakespeareand#8217;s life and work accessible to young readers. Topics addressed include Shakespeareand#8217;s youth, marriage, and family life; the fascinating story of the Globe Theatre and Shakespeareand#8217;s life as a playwright and actor in London; an introduction to Shakespeareand#8217;s plays and the challenges of performing them; and Shakespeareand#8217;s 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)