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Description - A Brief Guide to William Shakespeare by Peter Ackroyd

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.

Contains:

The complete sonnets; the greatest speeches; the best lines.

Perfect for students struggling through their first play or for theatre lovers anywhere.

Entertaining, accessible, Shakespeare without the boring bits.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781849010481
ISBN-10: 184901048X
Format: Paperback / softback
(196mm x 130mm x 34mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: Robinson
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 25-Mar-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter Ackroyd

Peter Ackroyd is a world renowned novelist, biographer, poet, TV presenter and historian. He has written a number of ground breaking books about London including the novel Hawksmoor, as well as London: the Biography and Thames: Sacred River. His biography of William Shakespeare was considered by the Independent to 'set a new standard for accounts of Shakespeare's life'. In 2003 he was awarded a CBE for his services to literarure.

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