Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shakespeare's Plays (Complete Idiot's Guides (Lifestyle Paperback)) Paperback – April 1, 2008
The Daughter of Union County
To save his heritage, he hides his daughter’s true identity—but he can’t protect her forever. Learn More
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
Cynthia Greenwood upends Shakespeare as a chore for school days, turning it into the thrilling theater it truly was...and is.
To Read or Not to Read Shakespeare---Greenwood advises not reading. It's a play. Go see it. Reading Shakespeare is liking reading the lyrics of the collected work of the Beatles. Hearing it is the thing.
What should be read is Greenwood's wonderful book. With sprightly writing that is downright fun to read, she puts Shakespearean theater in accurate historic context. Namely, a bunch of street people standing around watching a bawdy play for the laughs and the passion. Pretty much Desperate Housewives without the flat screen TV, popcorn, and couch.
If you are one of those odd people so determined never to see a Shakespearean play, let alone read one, that you read reviews such as this to shore up your defenses....sorry. Read Greenwood, fall in love with Shakespeare, and proceedeth thou to the play. It is, after all, the thing.
Once I did that things started to click and it became good fun ... to the point that I couldn't go to sleep until finishing the guide. I have only the explanations of the individual plays left to read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A much needed addition to my education - somehow I didn't get to Shakespeare in 19 years of school..... Read morePublished 24 months ago by anb
Great book it was very helpful as you all may know that Shakespeare can be challenging. Everything is explained and it helps to make reading these plays enjoyable.Published on August 31, 2013 by Ernestine Whitehead
The works of Shakespeare are world renown - but can be a little intimidating for someone just starting out. Read morePublished on September 4, 2008 by Midwest Book Review