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The Pocket Companion to Shakespeare's Plays
J. C. Trewin
Stanley W. Wells
Classification : Law
Pub Date : Mar 12, 2009
Imprint : Mitchell Beazley
Page Extent : 208
Binding : HB
ISBN : 9781845331283
Price : 450

About the book
This compact and portable volume will quickly enlighten readers and enhance their enjoyment of both the written word and the plays in performance. For each of Shakespeare's 39 plays there is a synopsis of the plot, a list of characters and notes on the chief figures, and a resume of the performance history. The book also includes a critique on the poems and sonnets, a history of the Shakespearean theatre and the early players, a background to the Apocrypha of plays attributed to Shakespeare, and a selected glossary of Elizabethan English. The book is readily consultable on the spot and will enhance the enjoyment of any Shakespearean production

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"Here is a book as compact, ingenious and useful as a pocket calculator." Sunday Telegraph">
     
J. C. Trewin
JC Trewin was a stage historian and drama critic. Author of 50 books and editor of 50 more, he was Literary Editor for the Observer newspaper. He lectured on Shakespeare in Britain, Europe, and North...(+)
Stanley W. Wells
JC Trewin was a stage historian and drama critic. Author of 50 books and editor of 50 more, he was Literary Editor for the Observer newspaper. He lectured on Shakespeare in Britain, Europe, and North...(+)