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Published by Barnes & Noble Books in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Examinations -- Study guides.,
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Outlines, syllabi, etc.,
  • Drama -- Examinations -- Study guides.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementDavid M. Zesmer.
SeriesBarnes & Noble outline series
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR2976 .Z46 1976
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 472 p. ;
Number of Pages472
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5428723M
ISBN 100064601641
LC Control Number73034590

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  Shakespeare: An Oxford Guide is divided into four key parts. Part One offers concise introductions to the literary and historical contexts in which Shakespeare lived and worked. It covers the society, culture, language, theatre, and playwriting conventions of Shakespeare's time and also discusses his contemporary impact/5(11). Asimov's Guide to Shakespeare, vols I and II (), ISBN Gramercy Books. Nearly pages long plus an index, the work was originally published in two volumes; Greek, Roman and Italian in the first and 'The English Plays' in the second. Asimov dedicated the work to his late father, Judah Asimov. See alsoCited by:   The Globe Guide to Shakespeare is the ultimate guide to the life and work of the world's greatest playwright: William Shakespeare. With full coverage of the 39 Shakespearian plays, including a synopsis, full character list, stage history and a critical essay for each, this comprehensive guide is both a quick reference and in-depth background guide for theatre goers, students, film buffs and. ASIMOV’S GUIDE TO SHAKESPEARE is an objective, scene-by-scene exploration of thirty-eight plays and two narrative poems in terms of their mythological, historical, and geographic roots. It is not, says Dr. Asimov, a literary evaluation but rather supplies the modern reader with a working knowledge of the topics which Shakespeare assumed his.