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Pages: 208
Series: Beginner's Guides
Imprint: Oneworld

Shakespeare

A Beginner's Guide

Ros King

Bringing Shakespeare back to life
Paperback
9781851687893 (1 Mar 2011)
RRP £9.99 / US$14.95

The Book

Whether the fault of tedious teachers or hammy actors, Shakespeare is often seen as dry and impenetrable. In this fast-paced introduction, Ros King sets out to remind us of the sheer beauty and sophistication that can make Shakespeare's works a joy for any audience. Exploring his invention, wit, along with his uncanny characterisation, King argues archaic language should be no barrier to the modern reader. With summaries of The Bard's life and background, explanations of the plays' origins, and instructions on how to read his poetry, Shakespeare: A Beginner's Guide provides all the tools the general reader needs to embrace our greatest writer.

Additional Information

Series Beginner's Guides
Pages 208
Imprint Oneworld

 

About the Author

Ros King is Professor of English at the University of Southampton, UK. A textual editor as well as musician and theatre director, she is a specialist on Shakespeare and performance.