What exactly did Shakespeare write about, and why is he still so popular? His enduring tales of love, jealousy, betrayal, revenge, corruption, family feuds, ghosts, witches and murder are explored and explained in this wide-ranging book. You can also find out how Shakespeare lived, what tricks of the trade he used, and how his works have been performed, interpreted and adapted from his own lifetime up to the present day.
This revised edition contains a selection of recommended Web sites to introduce readers to Shakespeare's exciting world. All the Web sites are regularly reviewed and can be visited via links on the Usborne Quicklinks Web site. A selection of free pictures from this book is also available in Usborne Quicklinks.
Please note that you do not need a computer to use this book. It works on its own as an outstanding reference book without using the internet at all.
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