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Shakespeare in a nutshell

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From the creators of the hugely successful A Rhyming History of Britain, here is another illuminating little book on a British treasure Shakespeare. Once more, in the winning combination of words and illustrations that is their hallmark, James Muirdens verse is brilliantly enhanced by David Eccless witty drawings. Muirden has distilled each of the thirty-six plays into a poem of a few pages. Plots and characters are crystallised to wonderful effect so that the outlines of even the least known historical plays emerge with clarity. Like its predecessor, A Rhyming History of Britain, wacky, fun and memorable (Good Book Guide), this book will prove invaluable to everyone whether they are doing Shakespeare at school, want simply to brush up on a plot before going to the theatre or just find another perfect Christmas present. Its a pretty safe bet That you know Juliet Has a Balcony Scene in her play... And which Prince cannot see That its better To Be... And which King gives his kingdom away. But the Bard wrote far more (Thirty-somethings the score); And only an utter fanatic Will have seen every one Some plays grim, others fun, But all, in the full sense, dramatic. In this volume youve got An account of each plot In delicate versification, With acts, scenes, and quotes, Plus poetical notes And Eccles inspired decoration.

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Author(s):
James Murden
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1841199680
ISBN-13:
9781841199689
Publisher:
Constable

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From the creators of the hugely successful A Rhyming History of Britain, here is another illuminating little book on a British treasure Shakespeare. Once more, in the winning combination of words and illustrations that is their hallmark, James Muirdens verse is brilliantly enhanced by David Eccless witty drawings. Muirden has distilled each of the thirty-six plays into a poem of a few pages. Plots and characters are crystallised to wonderful effect so that the outlines of even the least known historical plays emerge with clarity. Like its predecessor, A Rhyming History of Britain, wacky, fun and memorable (Good Book Guide), this book will prove invaluable to everyone whether they are doing Shakespeare at school, want simply to brush up on a plot before going to the theatre or just find another perfect Christmas present. Its a pretty safe bet That you know Juliet Has a Balcony Scene in her play... And which Prince cannot see That its better To Be... And which King gives his kingdom away. But the Bard wrote far more (Thirty-somethings the score); And only an utter fanatic Will have seen every one Some plays grim, others fun, But all, in the full sense, dramatic. In this volume youve got An account of each plot In delicate versification, With acts, scenes, and quotes, Plus poetical notes And Eccles inspired decoration.

Author(s):
James Murden
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1841199680
ISBN-13:
9781841199689
Publisher:
Constable

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