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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: E. Foley, B. Coates Narrator: Daniel Weyman Publisher: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2015 ISBN: 9781469061696
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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 parents keen to help with their children’s homework, casual theatergoers who want to enhance their enjoyment and understanding, and the general reader who feels they should probably know more, Shakespeare Basics for Grown-Ups includes information on the key works, historical context, contemporaries and influences, famous speeches and quotations, modern-day adaptations, and much more.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An obvious candidate to take to a desert island, along with Shakespeare and the Bible.”

    Daily Telegraph (London)

  • “This fascinating and fun volume delves into all things Shakespeare and will appeal to novices and experts alike…An entertaining and highly informative read, this is essential for students and scholars, theatergoers wanting to familiarize themselves with a particular work, and general readers who are simply curious about one of the most famous and influential playwrights of all time.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “A good overview, with historical context, coverage of each play and brief rebuttals to the various theories suggesting that the guy from Stratford named William Shakespeare isn’t the author of the plays.”

    Iowa City Press-Citizen

  • "[For] this audio survey of his work…Daniel Weyman is an excellent choice as narrator, bringing energy, drama, and a degree of irony and melodrama.”

    AudioFile

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About the Author

E. Foley and B. Coates are editors at Penguin Random House in the UK. They live in London.

About the Narrator

Daniel Weyman is an actor and an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. He has appeared on stage in Sam West’s Sheffield Crucible production of As You Like It and the Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of David Edgar’s The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. His portrayal of the title character earned him a nomination for Best Performance in a Play at the 2006 TMA Awards. His television appearances include Colditz and the BAFTA-winning BBC drama Dunkirk. In 2010 he played Tom Jackson in his first lead movie role in the film Just Inès.