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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 03/01/2002
  • Publisher: Barrons Educational Services
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Books in this brand-new, illustrated series contain complete texts ofhakespeare's plays. However, the lines are set up so students can see theard's original poetic phrases printed side-by-side and line-by-line with aodern "translation" on the facing page. The plays have endured, but over theourse of 400+ years, the English language has changed in many ways - whichs why today's students often find Shakespeare's idiom difficult toomprehend. Simply Shakespeare offers an excellent solution to their problem.ntroducing each play is a general essay covering Shakespeare's life andimes.;At the beginning of each act in every play, a two-page spreadescribes what is about to take place with - - An Introduction: Explains thetory's background - Characters: Briefly describes key people who will appearn the act - Things to Watch For: Summarizes how important characters reacto events taking place - Historical and Social Context: Discusses how widelyeld ideas in Shakespeare's time are reflected in the play's action - Staging:xplains how Shakespeare's Globe Theatre was suited for the play - Language:

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