For students, actors or anyone looking to better understand Shakespeare, the latest title in the Big Ideas series provides a user-friendly approach to the entire Shakespearean canon. Packed with witty illustrations, clear graphics, and inspirational quotes, this primer to the works of William Shakespeare covers every work of the Bard. A brilliant, innovative exploration of Shakespeare plays, sonnets, and poetry that includes detailed plot summaries, illustrated timelines and a full analysis of the major characters and themes.
• Features more than 300 photographs and artworks
• Includes Shakespeare’s lost plays and lesser known works of poetry
"The Big Ideas Simply Explained' series is truly marvelous. Each and every book in the series is worth reading and discussing and it is exciting to ponder what the next title in the collection will be." -The Examiner