The Facts On File Companion to Shakespeare

Baker, William & . 5 vols. Facts On File. 2156p. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780816078202. $375.
Many readers have difficulty understanding and enjoying Shakespeare's work. The primary objective of this wonderfully organized and accessible new resource is to counter those difficulties. Active Shakespearean scholars and teachers provide extensive coverage of every play, 76 sonnets, and all of his longer poems, beginning with "Venus and Adonis." Part 1 places the Bard's life in context through the latest research. Part 2 covers his poems and Part 3 his plays. Discussions of modern criticism and the plays today will interest students.
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