The Globe Guide To Shakespeare by Andrew DicksonThe Globe Guide To Shakespeare by Andrew Dickson

The Globe Guide To Shakespeare

byAndrew Dickson

Paperback | September 20, 2016

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With full coverage of the thirty-nine 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 an in-depth background guide for theatre goers, students, film buffs, and lovers of literature. Along with an exploration of the Bard's sonnets and narrative poems, The Globe Guide to Shakespeare features fascinating accounts of Shakespeare's life and the Globe Theater itself, with colorful details about each play's original performance.

This comprehensive guide includes up-to-date reviews of the best films and audio recordings of each play, from Laurence Olivier to Baz Luhrmann, Kozintsev to Kurosawa. The Globe Guide to Shakespeare is the quintessential celebration of all things Shakespearian.
Andrew Dickson studied at Cambridge University. A former arts editor at the Guardian, he is now a freelance writer and critic, and he has written for The New Statesman and Sight and Sound. As well as being the author of The Rough Guide to Shakespeare, he has also contributed to The New Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare (2010). In 201...
Title:The Globe Guide To ShakespeareFormat:PaperbackDimensions:720 pages, 9.3 × 6 × 1.3 inPublished:September 20, 2016Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1681772604

ISBN - 13:9781681772608

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Dickson’s intention in writing this book is to ‘cut a path through the jungle’ to each play, the major poetry, central critical works, the best editions, as well as to provide concise treatment of the chief biographical and historical questions. He has succeeded beautifully. This reviewer can’t imagine a better source to recommend to students. Playgoers needing a reference guide before and/or after going to the theater will be delighted. — Library JournalCompendious and likely to be extremely useful, whether you are just beginning Shakespeare or preparing to see your forty-eighth Hamlet. — The Times Literary SupplementWhat I like most about The Rough Guide to Shakespeare is that its author grinds no axes of any kind. His native good sense shines through on every page. — Terry Teachout (The Wall Street Journal)A reference work and more, which could hardly be bettered, strongly recommended to all students and playgoers. — Professor Jonathan Bate, co-editor of "The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works"Well-honed, stylish and thoroughly enjoyable. — Professor Stanley Wells, Chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace TrustAn especially useful resource for theatergoers and for scholars and students interested in performance. — Professor Kevin Curran, Studies in English Literature