DK The Little Book of Shakespeare

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Read the Bard on the go! This compact guide brings Shakespeare’s plays and poems to life with quotes, photos, plot explanations, and more.

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Introducing Young Readers to Shakespeare, Comprehensive Overview of the Plays, Helpful Summaries and Character Studies, Learning to Read Poetry

Topics and Themes:
Shakespeare, Drama and Poetry, Famous Characters and Speeches, Heroes and Villains, Friends and Lovers, Tragedy, Comedy, History, Romance
Some mature content; more suitable for older readers.

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This portable go-anywhere resource is brimming with photographs, images, timelines, and quotes—making it the perfect guide for new readers of Shakespeare. From his most famous plays, such as Romeo and Juliet and Julius Caesar, to less frequently performed works such as King John and Henry VIII, every play of the Shakespearean canon is collected here, along with his major poems and best-loved sonnets.

In The Little Shakespeare Book, each play includes an at-a-glance guide to story chronology, so readers can easily get back on track if they get lost in the intricacies of Shakespeare’s language. Character guides provide a handy reference for casual readers and an invaluable resource for playgoers and students writing reports on Shakespeare. An introduction to Shakespeare’s life and times provides context.
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Product Details

    • Grades: 6 - 12
    • Ages: 12 - and up
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 5" x 7 3/4"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-465-47555-8