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Summary: Six celebrated hosts to tell the stories behind the stories of Shakespeare's greatest plays, revealing not just the elements in the play, but the history of the play itself. What sparked the creation of each of these works? Where did Shakespeare get his plots, and what cultural, political and religious factors influenced his writing? Why has this body of work endured so thoroughly? What, in the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Shakespeare, William

Summary: Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and the theater of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barron's 1985

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Shakespeare, William

Summary: Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and the theater of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barron's 1985

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2 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 822.33 SHA

Summary: Combines elements of analysis, history, biography, performance, and the personal passions of six presenters to tell the stories behind the stories of six Shakespeare plays. Includes interviews with actors, directors, and scholars; visits to key locations; clips from celebrated film and television adaptations; and illustrative excerpts from performances staged at Shakespeare's Globe in London...

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Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2018

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Contents: Part One: lecture 1. Shakepeare's wavelengths -- lect. 2. The multiple actions of A midsummer night's dream -- lect. 3. The form of Shakespear's sonnets -- lect. 4. Love in Shakespeare's sonnets -- lect. 5. Love and artifice in Love's labor's lost, and Much ado about nothing -- lect. 6. As you like it -- lect. 7. The battles of Henry VI -- lect. 8. Richard III and the renaissance -- Part Two:...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 1995

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3 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 822.33 SHA
Call number: DVD 822.33 SHA PART 1
Call number: DVD 822.33 SHA PART 2

Shakespeare, William

Summary: Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and the theater of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barron's 1986

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 822.33 Shakespeare 1986

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 822.33 SHA

Summary: "Whether you are new to the poetry and proses of Shakespeare, and in need of a guide through the complex plots and unfamiliar language, or looking for a fresh perspective on his much-loved plays and sonnets, this book will shed light on the work of one of world literature's greatest figures"--Page [4] of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dk Publishing 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 822.33 SHA

Dunton-Downer, Leslie.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Publishing 2004

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Conner, Marc C.

Summary: For over 400 years, Shakespeares plays have enthralled, moved, and enriched each new generation of readers and theatergoers. How to Read and Understand Shakespeare builds the skills that allow you to reach your own understanding of the plays, to deeply comprehend Shakespeare's transcendent poetic language, the spellbinding world of his great characters and stories, and his revelatory...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2013

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3 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 822.33 CON
Call number: CD 822.33 CON VOL. 1
Call number: CD 822.33 CON VOL. 2

Shakespeare, William

Summary: An edition of Shakespeare's comedy, including discussion of its production, language, plot, and author.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cambridge University Press 1992

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Shakespeare, William

Summary: Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and the theater of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barron's 1986

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 822.33 SHA

Mulherin, Jennifer

Summary: Discusses the plot, characters, and historical background of the Shakespeare play.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cherrytree Books 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 822.33 MUL

Taylor, Gary

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1989

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Shakespeare, William

Summary: An edition of Shakespeare's tragedy, including discussion of its plot, themes, characters, language, production, and author.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cambridge University Press 1996

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McKellen, Ian

Summary: Ian McKellen perfoms some of Shakespeare's monologues on stage, with no props or costumes, and discusses some of the plays.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: E1 Entertainment 2010

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1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA ACT

Foley, E. (Elizabeth)

Summary: An essential guide to Shakespeare, from the international bestselling authors of Homework for Grown-Ups The Bard was so incredibly prolific that even most Shakespeare scholars would welcome the occasional refresher course, and most of the rest of us haven’t even got a clue as to what a petard actually is. Fear not, the bestselling authors of Homework for Grown-Ups are here to help. For...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Plume, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 822.33 FOL

Mulherin, Jennifer

Summary: Discusses the plot, characters, and historical background of the Shakespeare play.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cherrytree Books 2016

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Summary: This anthology traces the surprising story of how Americans made Shakespeare their own through a wide range of genres. The writers included range from the 1800s to the present day, and offer testimony to Shakespeare's profound and enduring influence --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 822.3 SHA

Rosenbaum, Ron.

Summary: Cultural historian Rosenbaum gives readers a way of rethinking the greatest works of the human imagination, as he shakes up much that we thought we understood about a vital subject and renews our sense of excitement and urgency. Rather than raking over worn-out fragments of biography, Rosenbaum focuses on cutting-edge controversies about the true source of Shakespeare's enchantment and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 822.33 ROS

Shakespeare, William

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group 1998

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 822.33 SHA

Shakespeare, William

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cambridge University Press 1994

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Dickson, Andrew.

Summary: The Rough Guide to Shakespeare provides the perfect introduction across all media from the Elizabethan theatre to the modern multiplex. Designed to work equally well as a quick reference and a background companion, the book features full coverage of all 38 plays including a synopsis, character list, stage history and a full critical essay. There are guides to recommended texts, critical studies...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rough Guides 2005

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Wells, Stanley W.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Norton 1995

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 822.33 WEL

Shapiro, James

Summary: "Preeminent Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro shows how the tumultuous events in England in 1606 affected Shakespeare and shaped the three great tragedies he wrote that year--King Lear, Macbeth, and Antony and Cleopatra. In the years leading up to 1606,since the death of Queen Elizabeth and the arrival in England of her successor, King James of Scotland, Shakespeare's great productivity had...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

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