Shakespeare's Plays The Essential Guide

Shakespeare's Plays by A.D. Cousins

The Essential Guide

Format: Hardback, 256 Pages
ISBN: 9781845434366
Publisher: Apple Press
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Shakespeare’ s plays have provided audiences with some of the most accurate and enduring depictions of relationships, politics and the human condition. The rich language, multidimensional characters, and sparkling poetry have had a profound influence on dramatists, philosophers and historians for centuries. Today Shakespeare’ s plays still delight audiences worldwide, and together form one of our cultural touchstones.

Shakespeare contains an introductory section that examines Shakespeare’ s life and reveals why his works are so universally appealing. Subsequent parts examine each of his 38 plays – every history, romance, comedy and tragedy – explaining their themes, contexts and literary and cultural significance. Each chapter is filled with colourful insight and contemporary analysis and includes fact boxes, summaries, statistics and more. This sumptuous book is ideal for fans, indispensable for students and a perfect gift for anyone interested in Shakespeare’ s works.

A. D. Cousins is Professor of English and Head of the English Department at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He is a member of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and of the General Division of the Order of Australia. His books include Shakespeare's Sonnets and Narrative Poems and The Shakespeare Encyclopedia (Apple Press, 2009).
Format: Hardback, 256 Pages
ISBN: 9781845434366
Size: 7.677 in x 9.449 in / 195 mm x 240 mm