The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shakespeare

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Penguin, 1999 - Fiction - 380 pages
Introduces Shakespeare's plays, sonnets, and narrative poems, and discusses major themes, characters, and dramatic techniques

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Contents

Contents
1
The Renaissance 101
13
Shakespeares Theater
25
The Plays the Thing
37
Brush Up on Your Shakespeare
49
Shakespeares Literary Reputation
73
World Go Round
83
Whos on First? Whats on Second?
90
Romeo and Juliet
193
Julius Caesar
203
Othello the Moor of Venice
213
King Lear
225
Macbeth
235
Antony and Cleopatra
247
Coriolanus and Timon of Athens
257
Romances
267

The Taming of the Shrew and Loves Labors Lost
97
A Midsummer Nights Dream and The Merchant
109
As You Like It and Much Ado About Nothing
123
Who Gets Top Billing?
132
Twelfth Night and The Merry Wives of Windsor
135
Problem Plays
145
Troilus and Cressida
155
Measure for Measure
163
Tragedies
171
Hamlet
181
Pericles Prince of Tyre and Cymbeline
281
Histories
291
King Richard III King Richard II
305
King John King Henry IV Part I
315
King Henry IV Part II King Henry V King Henry VIII
327
Poems and Sonnets
341
The Sonnets
353
Appendices
365
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