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Asimov's Guide to Shakespeare: A Guide to Understanding and Enjoying the Works of Shakespeare
Asimov's Guide to Shakespeare: A Guide to Understanding and Enjoying the Works of Shakespeare
by Isaac Asimov
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In an easy-to-read format, the scene-by-scene key reveals the mythological, historical, and geographical roots of all of Shakespeare's plays and narrative poems while supplying the modern reader with the background and knowledge to understand and enjoy... (read more)

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Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
by Stephen Greenblatt
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Stephen Greenblatt, the charismatic Harvard professor who "knows more about [Shakespeare] than Ben Jonson or the Dark Lady did" (John Leonard, Harper's), has written a biography that enables us to see, hear, and feel how an acutely sensitive and talented... (read more)

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Shakespeare Set Free: Teaching a Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth
Shakespeare Set Free: Teaching a Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth
by Peggy Obrien
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Teachers nationwide have been enthusiastically recommending this unique series from the Folger Shakespeare Library's Teaching Shakespeare Institute. This text includes provocative essays written by scholars to refresh both teacher and student, successful... (read more)

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Shakespeare Lexicon and Quotation Dictionary, Vol. 1
Shakespeare Lexicon and Quotation Dictionary, Vol. 1
by Alexander Schmidt
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Volume 1 of massive work by a leading Shakespeare scholar and lexicographer, a standard in the field, provides full definitions, locations, and shades of meaning in every word in Shakespeare's plays and poems. The two volumes contain more than 50,000... (read more)

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Shakespeare's Words: A Glossary and Language Companion
Shakespeare's Words: A Glossary and Language Companion
by David Crystal
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One of the world's foremost authorities on the English language, and the actor Ben Crystal, have taken a fresh look at the vocabulary of Shakespeare's poems and plays and compiled a glossary of nearly 14,000 words and meanings that are frequently... (read more)

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Shakespeare: A Beginner's Guide
Shakespeare: A Beginner's Guide
by Ros King
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Whether the fault of tedious teachers or hammy actors, Shakespeare is often seen as dry and impenetrable. In this fast-paced introduction, Ros King sets out to remind us of the sheer beauty and sophistication that can make Shakespeares works a joy for... (read more)

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Shakespeare A to Z: The Essential Reference to His Plays, His Poems, His Life and Times, and More
Shakespeare A to Z: The Essential Reference to His Plays, His Poems, His Life and Times, and More
by Charles Boyce
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 725-728).... (read more)

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Shakespeare: The World as Stage (Eminent Lives)
Shakespeare: The World as Stage (Eminent Lives)
by Bill Bryson
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A well-researched, well-written journey through Shakespeare's England. And who better as your affable guide than Bill Bryson? This slim volume is a perfect stocking stuffer.... (read more)

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The Shakespeare Guide to Italy: Retracing the Bard's Unknown Travels
The Shakespeare Guide to Italy: Retracing the Bard's Unknown Travels
by Richard Paul Roe
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Equal parts literary detective story and vivid travelogue, TheShakespeare Guide to Italy chronicles author Richard Paul Roesthirty-year quest to find the locations in which Shakespeare set his tenItalian plays—delivering a text which will... (read more)

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The Meaning of Shakespeare, Volume 2
The Meaning of Shakespeare, Volume 2
by Harold Goddard
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In two magnificent and authoritative volumes, Harold C. Goddard takes readers on a tour through the works of William Shakespeare, celebrating his incomparable plays and unsurpassed literary genius.... (read more)

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Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human
Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human
by Harold Bloom
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"The indispensable critic on the indispensable writer." -Geoffrey O'Brien, New York Review of Books A landmark achievement as expansive, erudite, and passionate as its renowned author, Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human is the culmination of a... (read more)

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The Shakespeare Wars: Clashing Scholars, Public Fiascoes, Palace Coups
The Shakespeare Wars: Clashing Scholars, Public Fiascoes, Palace Coups
by Ron Rosenbaum
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Rosenbaum's provocative and illuminating encounters with scholars and directors gives readers new ways of thinking about Shakespeare.... (read more)

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Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
by Stephen Greenblatt
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Stephen Greenblatt, the charismatic Harvard professor who "knows more about Shakespeare than Ben Jonson or the Dark Lady did" (John Leonard, Harper's), has written a biography that enables us to see, hear, and feel how an acutely sensitive and talented... (read more)

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Shakespeare for Dummies
Shakespeare for Dummies
by John Doyle
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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... (read more)

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Shakespeare's Restless World: A Portrait of an Era in Twenty Objects
Shakespeare's Restless World: A Portrait of an Era in Twenty Objects
by Neil Macgregor
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A profound exploration of the Bible's most controversial book—from the author of Beyond Belief and The Gnostic Gospels The strangest book of the New Testament, filled with visions of the Rapture, the whore of Babylon, and apocalyptic writing... (read more)

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Shakespeare: The World as Stage (Eminent Lives)
Shakespeare: The World as Stage (Eminent Lives)
by Bill Bryson
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William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography has long been a thicket of wild supposition arranged around scant facts. With a steady hand and his trademark wit, Bill... (read more)

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The Shakespeare Enigma
The Shakespeare Enigma
by Peter Dawkins
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Every so often a book comes along which forces us to reappraise key writers such as Shakespeare. THE SHAKESPEARE ENIGMA, by Peter Dawkins, special advisor to London's 'Shakespeare's Globe' theatre, is such a book.The writer of Shakespeare's plays and... (read more)

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The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare's Tragedies (Cambridge Introductions to Literature)
The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare's Tragedies (Cambridge Introductions to Literature)
by Janette Dillon
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An accessible introduction to Shakespeare’s tragedies, including full chapters on Macbeth, Hamlet and King Lear.... (read more)

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The Truth about William Shakespeare: Fact, Fiction and Modern Biographies
The Truth about William Shakespeare: Fact, Fiction and Modern Biographies
by David Ellis
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How can biographies of Shakespeare continue to appear when so little is known about him? And when what is known has been in the public domain for so long? In the past decade, the majority of these biographies have been published by distinguished... (read more)

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A Thousand Times More Fair: What Shakespeare's Plays Teach Us about Justice
A Thousand Times More Fair: What Shakespeare's Plays Teach Us about Justice
by Kenji Yoshino
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Celebrated legal scholar Kenji Yoshino's first book, Covering, was acclaimed—from the New York Times Book Review to O, The Oprah Magazine to the American Lawyer—for its elegant prose, its good humor, and its brilliant insights into... (read more)

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