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Author: D K Narrator: Roger May Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Big Ideas Simply Explained Series Release Date: December 2019 ISBN: 9780744023640
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The Shakespeare Book brings the work of William Shakespeare to life with full-color photography, images, idea webs, timelines, and quotes that help you understand the context of Shakespeare's plays and poems.

From Shakespeare's most-famous plays, such as Romeo and Juliet and Julius Caesar, to less-frequently performed works such as King John and Henry VIII, every play of the Shakespearean canon is collected in this comprehensive guide, along with his major poems and best-loved sonnets.

In The Shakespeare Book each play includes an at-a-glance guide to story chronology, so you can easily get back on track if you get lost in Shakespeare's language. Character guides provide a handy reference for casual readers and an invaluable resource for playgoers, and students writing reports on Shakespeare.

Packed with infographics and explanations of plots and including an introduction to Shakespeare's life and times, The Shakespeare Book is the ultimate guide to understanding the work of William Shakespeare.

Series Overview: Big Ideas Simply Explained series uses creative design and innovative graphics along with straightforward and engaging writing to make complex subjects easier to understand. With over 7 million copies worldwide sold to date, these award-winning books provide just the information needed for students, families, or anyone interested in concise, thought-provoking refreshers on a single subject.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Generous helpings of illustrations, time lines, plot diagrams, and character guides ensure that even readers in their ‘salad days’ will enjoy every dish at the Shakespearean feast.”

    Booklist

  • “Enlightening.”

    YA Book Central

  • “In this latest addition to the series, the Bard comes alive for young aficionados.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Countless volumes have been written about William Shakespeare and his work, but here is a single volume that has organized his plays (and some of his sonnets) in exactly what the subtitle says: ‘Big Ideas Simply Explained…A must-have.”

    VOYA magazine

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About the Author

DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world’s leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children in more than eighty-seven countries and in sixty-two languages. DK’s aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach.

About the Narrator

Roger May has performed in more than eighty radio plays and spent a year with the BBC Radio Drama Company in 1995–1996, following that with a season at the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has made several television appearances on shows like MosleyPeak Practice, and Hornblower.