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Shakespeare For Beginners [Paperback]

By Brandon Toropov, Joe Lee (Illustrator), Matthew M. Douglas, Francisco Bustos (Contributor) & Francisco Delgado (Illustrator)
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Despite the reshifting of values that has affected every aspect of life in the 21st century, William Shakespeare still stands as the greatest writer the English language has ever produced. Even so, many people have never read him. If you have never read “the Bard”–or if you've tried and given up in frustration–you need Shakespeare For Beginners.
Author Brandon Toropov opens with the observation that Shakespeare's genius is not in his (or England's) history, it's in his words, most notably, his plays–in his brilliant stories, unforgettable characters, and the impossible beauty of his language. So Shakespeare For Beginners skips the historical foreplay and goes straight to Shakespeare's plays. The book offers clear, concise descriptions and plot summaries of each play; it lists key phrases and important themes, explains the main ideas behind each work and features excerpt of important passages (with explanatory notes on tough words.) And it is the only ‘entry level' book available outside Great Britain that covers all of Shakespeare's plays.
Brandon Toropov is a playwright, author, and confirmed Shakespeare fanatic who lives in Massachusetts. His plays include Seven Affidavits on Authority, produced in Boston and Providence, Rhode Island, in 2000; An Undivided Heart, workshopped at the National Playwrights Conference in 1994; and The Job Search, produced at the Manhattan Punch Line in 1987. As an actor, he has performed in productions or adaptations of The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Macbeth. He has authored over a dozen books on popular culture, business, and religion, including Who Was Eleanor Rigby?, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Urban Legends, and The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Koran.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   216
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Weight:   0.8 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 17, 2008
Publisher   For Beginners
ISBN  1934389293  
ISBN13  9781934389294  

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More About Brandon Toropov, Joe Lee, Matthew M. Douglas, Francisco Bustos & Francisco Delgado

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Joe Lee is an illustrator, cartoonist, writer, and clown. With a degree from Indiana University centering on Medieval History, Joe is also a graduate of Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey's Clown College. He worked for some years as a circus clown. He is the illustrator of a baker's dozen of For Beginners books, including Barack Obama, Shakespeare, Postmodernism, Deconstruction, Eastern Philosophy, Dante, Jane Austen and Global Warming among others. The author lives in Bloomington, IN.

Joe Lee currently resides in Bloomington, in the state of Indiana. Joe Lee was born in 1965.

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Fun for Beginners and Experts  May 3, 2003
Brandon Toropov has concocted a fun and illuminating guide to all of William Shakespeare's plays that admits to the huge gap between the Bard's language and our own, and bridges it nicely. Each play is summarized and analyzed, plot points outlined, and main quotes isolated for easy identification. In addition, each play contains its own "theme" for the accompanying illustrations: Laurel & Hardy, Woody Allen, and others help new modern readers to quickly identify what it's all about, while long-time Shakespeare fans should no doubt get some delightful chuckles out of the creative way the material has been presented. I was sad to see this is out of print, until I found the website for the publishers...
A simple way to understand Shakespeare  Dec 13, 1999
Well, I bought this book 'cause I wanted to learn some about Shakespeare and his creations. You can find a lot of funny cartons that will help you to understand better this genius.This book is an easy way to discover Shakespeare's play and probaly thoghts.

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