Guide to Measure for Measure (Upstart Crow) PB
A Guide to Measure for Measure (The Shakespeare Handbooks)
Alistair McCallum (Author)
The Shakespeare Handbooks provide a helpful, straightforward guide to the work of the world’s most celebrated dramatist. Along with a clear, easy-to-follow description of the plot, each book contains plenty of quotations from the text – with simple explanations of any unfamiliar words and phrases – and some thought-provoking comments from critics, past and present.
The Shakespeare Handbooks include a few intriguing Shakespearean facts and figures, too. How old was Shakespeare when he wrote Measure for Measure? What influence did the newly-crowned King James have on his career? Where does the play's title come from? Why do some critics call it a 'tragicomedy'? Which word is used more frequently in this play than in any other by Shakespeare? Where would you find a 'stew'? Why is 'informal' an insult? And what is 'the sweat'?
If you’re apprehensive about approaching a Shakespeare play, The Shakespeare Handbooks provide the perfect introduction. They’re ideal for students, theatregoers – in fact, anyone curious to know more about the greatest plays in the English language.
These are a few of the appreciative comments about the Shakespeare Handbooks:
'Tremendously useful in helping to understand Shakespeare’s works' – Dame Judi Dench. 'Very readable, very helpful'– Kenneth Branagh. The Shakespeare Handbooks open the plays up admirably. Excellent for all levels of reader – everybody will get something from them.'– Simon Callow.
Paperback: 104 pages
Dimensions:14 x 0.6 x 21.6 cm
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