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What's so special about Shakespeare?

Author: Michael Rosen; Sarah Nayler
Publisher: London : Walker Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines Shakespeare's dramatic works and his life. Explores how his contemporaries reacted to his work and how he still influences and fascinates modern audiences. Demonstrates how Shakespeare's use of language has survived for over 400 years and gives examples of the famous quotes that have become part of everyday speech. Discusses four of his plays: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, King Lear and The Tempest.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Rosen; Sarah Nayler
ISBN: 9781406300369 1406300365
OCLC Number: 77012873
Description: 153 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsibility: written by Michael Rosen ; illustrated by Sarah Nayler.

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So what was it like to live in Shakespeare's time? What do we actually know about him? And how does someone become that famous? This book addresses such questions on the life and works of William  Read more...

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"A revelation of just how good a teacher and critic Rosen is." The Times Educational Supplement"

 
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