The Globe Guide to Shakespeare (Paperback)
The Plays, the Productions, the Life
Pegasus Books, 9781681772608, 720pp.
Publication Date: September 6, 2016
In celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death and fully endorsed by Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, this is the ultimate guide to the life and work of the world's greatest playwright.
With full coverage of the thirty-nine Shakespearian plays (including a synopsis, full character list, stage history, and a critical essay for each), this comprehensive guide is both a quick reference and an in-depth background guide for theatre goers, students, film buffs, and lovers of literature. Along with an exploration of the Bard's sonnets and narrative poems, The Globe Guide to Shakespeare features fascinating accounts of Shakespeare's life and the Globe Theater itself, with colorful details about each play's original performance.
This comprehensive guide includes up-to-date reviews of the best films and audio recordings of each play, from Laurence Olivier to Baz Luhrmann, Kozintsev to Kurosawa. The Globe Guide to Shakespeare is the quintessential celebration of all things Shakespearian.
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Praise For The Globe Guide to Shakespeare: The Plays, the Productions, the Life…
Compendious and likely to be extremely useful, whether you are just beginning Shakespeare or preparing to see your forty-eighth Hamlet.
What I like most about The Rough Guide to Shakespeare is that its author grinds no axes of any kind. His native good sense shines through on every page.
— Terry Teachout
A reference work and more, which could hardly be bettered, strongly recommended to all students and playgoers.
— Professor Jonathan Bate, co-editor of "The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works"
Well-honed, stylish and thoroughly enjoyable.
— Professor Stanley Wells, Chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
An especially useful resource for theatergoers and for scholars and students interested in performance.
— Professor Kevin Curran, Studies in English Literature