A Brief Guide to William Shakespeare

    A Brief Guide to William Shakespeare

    Without the Boring Bits

    Peter Ackroyd

    Robinson 2010

    Paperback 453pp

    9781849010481   Product Code: 83570

    Ideal for playgoers and students alike, this concise, accessible handbook contains summaries of all the plays, along with descriptions of the main characters and extracts from the best speeches. With an introduction by novelist and Shakespeare biographer Peter Ackroyd, it includes a brief account of the playwright's life, a vivid description of the colourful world of Elizabethan theatre, and an entertaining selection of Shakespeare's wit and wisdom. There is also a guide to the poems, and the sonnets are included in full.

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