Studying Shakespeare: A Guide to the Plays

Studying Shakespeare: A Guide to the Plays

Author(s): Laurie E. Maguire

Published Online: 21 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631229841

Online ISBN: 9780470775929

DOI: 10.1002/9780470775929

About this Book

This engaging book draws on all of Shakespeare's plays to show they can still be used as a guide to life.


  • Introduces beginning students and general readers to Shakespeare's plays by highlighting the connections between the issues addressed by the plays and those of our own time.

  • Focuses on the characters, situations and stories in Shakespeare which are still familiar today.

  • Shows how Shakespeare's plays illustrate some of life's most familiar stories - love and obsession, parents and children, sex and politics, suffering and revenge

  • Makes Shakespeare's plays accessible to the widest possible audience.

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