Shakespeare’s plays and poems 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. Many of today’s filmmakers and authors also draw inspiration from these timeless literary works.
The Shakespeare Encyclopedia is the essential companion to the complete works of history’s greatest storyteller.
An introductory section examines Shakespeare’s life and reveals why his works are so universally appealing.
Subsequent parts examine every history, comedy, tragedy, poem, and sonnet in the Shakespeare canon, explaining their themes, contexts, and literary and cultural significance. Each chapter is filled with colorful insight and contemporary analysis, and includes fact boxes, summaries, statistics, and more. This lavishly illustrated book is ideal for fans, indispensable for students, and a perfect gift for anyone interested in Shakespeare’s works.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 09 / 2009
- 230 x 300mm