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Studying Shakespeare : a Guide to the Plays.

Author: Laurie Maguire
Publisher: Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This engaging book draws on all of Shakespeare's plays to show they can still be used as a guide to life.:.; Introduces beginning students and general readers to Shakespeare's plays by highlighting the connections between the issues addressed by the plays and those of our own time.; Focuses on the characters, situations and stories in Shakespeare which are still familiar today.; Shows how Shakespeare's plays  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie Maguire
ISBN: 9780470776704 0470776706
OCLC Number: 437218721
Description: 1 online resource (258 pages)
Contents: Studying Shakespeare A Guide to the Plays; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Conventions; Introduction; 1 Private Life: Shakespeare and Selfhood; 2 Marital Life: Shakespeare and Romance; 3 Political Life: Shakespeare and Government; 4 Public Life: Shakespeare and Social Structures; 5 Real Life: Shakespeare and Suffering; Works Cited; Index.

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This engaging book draws on all of Shakespeare's plays to show they can still be used as a guide to life.:.; Introduces beginning students and general readers to Shakespeare's plays by highlighting the connections between the issues addressed by the plays and those of our own time.; Focuses on the characters, situations and stories in Shakespeare which are still familiar today.; Shows how Shakespeare's plays illustrate some of life's most familiar stories - love and obsession, parents and children, sex and politics, suffering and revenge.; Makes Shakespeare's plays accessible to the widest pos.

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