224 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.98 in
February 14, 2013
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 160660015X
ISBN - 13: 9781606600153
About the Book
From the exquisite title page to the playful two-page spread that closes the book, this graphic presentation of Shakespeare's most beloved play will surprise and delight the eye. Includes 12 full-page color plates, numerous black-and-white illustrations, and plentiful vignettes.
From the Publisher
From the exquisite title page to the playful two-page spread that closes the book, this volume will surprise and delight the eye. There are 12 full-page color plates, but it is the sumptuous variety of W. Heath Robinson's black-and-white illustrations — 32 full-page, along with plentiful vignettes — that makes this book the ultimate graphic presentation of Shakespeare's most beloved play.
About the Author
William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Although there are many myths and mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare, a great deal is actually known about his life. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous merchant and local politician and Mary Arden, who had the wealth to send their oldest son to Stratford Grammar School. At 18, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, the 27-year-old daughter of a local farmer, and they had their first daughter six months later. He probably developed an interest in theatre by watching plays performed by traveling players in Stratford while still in his youth. Some time before 1592, he left his family to take up residence in London, where he began acting and writing plays and poetry. By 1594 Shakespeare had become a member and part owner of an acting company called The Lord Chamberlain's Men, where he soon became the company's principal playwright. His plays enjoyed great popularity and high critical acclaim in the newly built Globe Theatre. It was through his popularity that the troupe gained the attention of the new king, James I, who appointed them the King's Players in 1603. Before retiring to Stratford in 1613, after the Globe burned down, he wrote more than three dozen plays (that we are sure of) and more than 150 sonnets. He was celebrated by Ben Jonson, one of the leading playwrights of the day, as a writer who would be "not for an age, but for all time," a prediction that has proved to be true. Today, Shakespeare