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Asimov's guide to Shakespeare : a guide to understanding and enjoying the works of Shakespeare

Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: New York [N.Y.] : Gramercy Books, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Shakespeare's genius is marked by his rare ability to appeal to theatergoers of all types and all levels of education. But for most modern folks, the Greek and Roman mythology and history, let alone the history of England and the geography of sixteenth-century Europe that his works are laden with, are hardly within our grasp. Isaac Asimov comes to making obscure issues clear to the layperson, selects key passages  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Study guides
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 0517268256 9780517268254
OCLC Number: 53095381
Notes: Originally published in 2 v. New York : Doubleday, 1970.
Includes indexes.
Description: 2 volumes in 1 (x, 670, 843 pages) : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Vol. 1. The Greek, Roman, and Italian plays. Greek. Venus and Adonis ; A midsummer night's dream ; The two noble kinsmen ; Troilus and Cressida ; Timon of Athens ; The winter's tale ; The comedy of errors ; Pericles --
Roman. The rape of Lucrece ; Coriolanus ; Julius Caesar ; Antony and Cleopatra ; Titus Andronicus --
Italian. Love's labor's lost ; The taming of the shrew ; The two gentlemen of Verona ; Romeo and Juliet ; The merchant of Venice ; Much ado about nothing ; As you like it ; Twelfth night ; All's well that ends well ; Othello ; Measure for measure ; The tempest. v. 2. The English plays. King Lear ; Cymbeline ; Hamlet ; Macbeth ; King John ; Richard II ; Henry IV, part one ; Henry IV, part two ; The merry wives of Windsor ; Henry V ; Henry VI, part one ; Henry VI, part two ; Henry VI, part three ; Richard III ; Henry VIII.
Other Titles: Guide to Shakespeare
Responsibility: Isaac Asimov.

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Shakespeare's genius is marked by his rare ability to appeal to theatergoers of all types and all levels of education. But for most modern folks, the Greek and Roman mythology and history, let alone the history of England and the geography of sixteenth-century Europe that his works are laden with, are hardly within our grasp. Isaac Asimov comes to making obscure issues clear to the layperson, selects key passages from 38 of the great bard's plays plus two of his narrative poems and, with the help of beautifully rendered maps an figures, illuminates us about their historical and mythological background.

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