The chapters on the plays read a bit like something you might find in Monarch or Cliffs notes.
The massive volume covers each and every play in great detail giving the vital statistics on historical background, characters, plots,sett- ings, etc.
He also understood in the scientific and mathematical books , the principles and laws of the subject.
Pages are a bit fragile, but the work is complete without any torn pages - I am glad to have it.Published 1 month ago by Gayle Gragg
This is a worthwhile guide for any serious reader of Shakespeare. It is an interesting read in its own right.Published 8 months ago by Susan L. Swartzberg
I wish I had known of this book back in college when I had to take a course that included many works by Shakespeare. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Nernst
This book is a tremendous asset if you want a deeper understanding of Shakespeare's plays. Asimov has a clear, easy to read style. Read morePublished 10 months ago by GraniteM
This book is a gem! I'm reading each chapter before I see each play being presented by the RSC in their live broadcasts in the next few years.Published 10 months ago by E. Warkentine
Isaac Asimov (1920-92) was one of the most prominent men of letters. He wrong many books on many subjects, with his books being filed under nine of ten major Dewey Decimal... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Kurt A. Johnson
In the old days this would be called a concordance. That is, a reference work which deals with the obscure (because we are not native English) words, historical details and... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Suede Barstow
Isaac Asimov (1920-92) was one of the most prominent men of letters. He wrong many books on many subjects, with his books being filed under nine of ten major Dewey Decimal... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Kurt A. Johnson
I have an older edition which I find essential to understanding Shakespeare's plays.I wanted another edition as a gift for a grandchild.Published 21 months ago by Anita Kraft