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A Shakespeare Manual for Schools


  • Date Published: October 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107544574

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  • Originally published in 1957, this book aimed to provide a self-contained introduction to the works of William Shakespeare, assessing his works thematically, structurally and linguistically. The first half of the book covers themes such as the tragic hero, comic relief and the part of the fool, as well as more technical topics such as the structure of the plays and figures of speech, whilst the latter half contains study and examination materials, supplying copious context questions, character studies and inquiries into plot. The book also discusses the Modern and Elizabethan theatres and supplies a full list of Shakespeare's plays as well as recommendations for further reading. Intended as a reliable introduction to Shakespeare for students, this book will also be useful for Shakespearean scholars and scholars in cognate fields such as education and history.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107544574
    • length: 98 pages
    • dimensions: 190 x 120 x 6 mm
    • weight: 0.1kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Plays:
    1. Shakespeare's plays
    2. Acts, scenes and players
    3. The structure of the plays
    4. Poetry and prose in the plays
    5. Figures of speech
    6. Anachronism
    7. The tragic hero
    8. Dramatic irony
    9. Comic relief
    10. The part of the fool
    11. The songs
    Part II. The Theatre:
    12. The modern theatre
    13. The Elizabethan theatre
    Part III. Study and Examinations:
    14. Punctuation and reading
    15. Paraphrasing
    16. Context questions
    17. Character studies
    18. Questions on plot
    19. Examination technique
    20. Question papers
    A list of Shakespeare's plays
    Reading list
    A short glossary

  • Author

    W. A. Illsley

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