The Shakespeare Treasury: A collection of fascinating insights into the plays, the performances and the man behind them by Catherine M. S. AlexanderThe Shakespeare Treasury: A collection of fascinating insights into the plays, the performances and the man behind them by Catherine M. S. Alexander

The Shakespeare Treasury: A collection of fascinating insights into the plays, the performances and…

byCatherine M. S. Alexander

Hardcover | August 14, 2016

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The Shakespeare Treasury is a fascinating collection of facts on Britain's greatest playwright and insights into the enduring popularity of his work. Delving into the inspirations behind his masterworks and the influences of generations of performers, it reveals the incredible variety of ways Shakespeare's plays have been adapted for stage and screen.

Commemorating the 400th anniversary of his death, this quirky volume looks at the facts and myths of Shakespeare's life and times as well as revealing little known stories about his plays and poems, including:

  • The inspiration behind some of his best-loved characters
  • Which actor played Hamlet over 500 times
  • The unusual item that Shakespeare left his wife Anne on his death
Catherine M. S. Alexander is an Honorary Fellow of the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, and has also worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the International Shakespeare Association and the University of Cambridge. The editor of Shakespeare and Sexuality, Shakespeare and Race, Shakes...
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Title:The Shakespeare Treasury: A collection of fascinating insights into the plays, the performances and…Format:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.63 inPublished:August 14, 2016Publisher:Carlton BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0233004963

ISBN - 13:9780233004969

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