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The Friendly Shakespeare

A Thoroughly Painless Guide to the Best of the Bard

by Norrie Epstein

  • 143 Want to read
  • 34 Currently reading

Published by Penguin (Non-Classics) .
Written in

    Subjects:
  • Shakespeare studies & criticism,
  • Study and teaching,
  • Outlines, syllabi, etc,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • English,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • Shakespeare,
  • Reference / Personal & Practical Guides,
  • 1564-1616,
  • Shakespeare, William,

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages550
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9303236M
    ISBN 100140138862
    ISBN 109780140138863


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Norrie Epstein has lectured extensively at the University of California, as well as the University of Rochester and Goucher College, covering almost every literary figure including, of course, Charles Dickens. She is the author of The Friendly by: 6. In this book Epstein takes a look at the person, plays and history of Shakespeare.

She then stirs in wonderful interviews, quirky facts, a select Filmography and wonderful anecdotes, and finishes with delightful trivia. What a vast stage to reach to on a bookshelf. If you are looking for a thorough, /5. The book is lavishly illustrated, sprinkled with bon mots from Shakespeare's admirers and detractors, a copious bibliography, and a detailed index.

As with her friendly opus on Dickens, Epstein writes in a warm, conversational manner, offering you the course on Shakespeare The Friendly Shakespeare book you may never have enjoyed in /5(37).

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of California) 3/5(1). The Friendly Shakespeare is written for people who think Shakespeare is, to quote Laurence Olivier, "not for the likes of The Friendly Shakespeare book It includes the major plays-histories, tragedies, comedies, and problem plays-but in between you'll find the real plot of Hamlet; raging controversies-like just who was Shakespeare-and was he actually Queen Elizabeth I?Pages: The Friendly Shakespeare: A Thoroughly Painless Guide to the Best of the Bard by Norrie Epstein and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Friendly Shakespeare a Thoroughly Painless Guide to the Best of the Bard - AbeBooks.

"The Friendly Shakespeare is written for people who think Shakespeare is, to quote Laurence Olivier, "not for the likes of them." It includes the major plays - histories, tragedies, comedies, and problem plays - but in between you'll find the real plot of Hamlet; raging controversies - like just who was Shakespeare - and was he actually Queen Elizabeth I?4/5(5).

Really, He's a Guy You Might Like. The Friendly Shakespeare: A Thoroughly Painless Guide to the Best of the Bard Norrie Epstein (Viking, ) Shakespeare has a prankish look in Mark Summers' The Friendly Shakespeare book gracing the hardback cover of Norrie Epstein's book The Friendly playwright's right hand holds a quill in a way that indicates he had just written something silly or cynical.

I read The Friendly Shakespeare from cover to cover, but it The Friendly Shakespeare book well suited to be picked up and read from anywhere within its pages, most sections being The Friendly Shakespeare book two pages long. For the bardolator and bard-avoider alike, Epstein's book is a lot like her subject--entertaining and fun, /5(34).

The friendly Shakespeare a thoroughly painless guide to the best of the bard by Norrie Epstein. 11 Want to read; Published by Viking in New York, N.Y., U.S.A. Written in EnglishCited by: 6. The Friendly Shakespeare.

Written for those whose introduction to William Shakespeare was marred by an ineffectual high school English teacher, this sprightly guide to the life and work of the writer considered to be the foremost dramatist and poet of the Western world will delight fans The Friendly Shakespeare book well as novices.

The Friendly Shakespeare: A Thoroughly Painless The Friendly Shakespeare book to the Best of the Bard October 1,Penguin (Non-Classics) Paperback in English. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) The Friendly Shakespeare book available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

Crammed full of solid but never simplistic information, this book is written for people who want to learn about Shakespeare in depth but are sick of being condescended to by high-handed professors of Designed to be fun to read--with illustrations, sidebars, and photographs on every page.

The Friendly Shakespeare. Norrie Epstein, who teaches literature at the University of California, starts off with the assumption that many modern readers have an unreasonable prejudice against Shakespeare because they think he is too difficult or too old-fashioned or just too boring.

The Friendly Shakespeare differs from other books on Shakespeare in that it is not a work of academic criticism, a handbook to help students write term papers, or a coffee table book extolling the beauties of the Bard with glossy pictures of Anne Hathaway's cottage.

Its aim is to introduce the reader to the Shakespearean spirit in all its forms, from the commercialism of Stratford to the. Shakespeare Stories by Leon Garfield. This book first appeared inand contains twelve of Shakespeare's plays. The retellings are almost re-imaginings of the plays as miniature novels.

Garfield's style is, as always, brisk, lively, and wonderfully. the Shakespeare family wrote the name, and in the council-book of the corporation of Stratford, where it is introduced one hundred and sixty-six times during the period that the dramatist’s father was a member of the municipal body, there are fourteen different spellings.

Norrie Epstein has lectured extensively at the University of California, as well as the University of Rochester and Goucher College, covering almost every literary figure including, of course, Charles Dickens.

She is the author of The Friendly Shakespeare. The Family Shakespeare (at times titled The Family Shakspeare) is a collection of expurgated Shakespeare plays, edited by Thomas Bowdler and his sister Henrietta ("Harriet"), intended to remove any material deemed too racy, blasphemous, or otherwise sensitive for young or female audiences, with the ultimate goal of creating a family-friendly rendition of Shakespeare's : William Shakespeare, Thomas Bowdler.

Book recommendations for people who like The Friendly Shakespeare: A Thoroughly Painless Guide to the Best of the Bard by Norrie Epstein. Register for free to build your own book lists.

Books. Quotes. Blog. Sign In. Sign Up. _The Friendly Shakespeare_ takes everything your high school English teacher said about Shakespeare's elegant and classy prose and throws it out the window, showing Shakespeare's work for what it really was: sex and violence - extremely graphic sex and violence, filled with the ultimate bawdy talk and most injuring insults ever to be seen in English.5/5(5).

SHAKESPEARE, William. SHAKESPEARE, William. Shakespeare is regarded as the greatest writer in the English language, and probably the best-known figure in all of world literature.

His poetry was published first, while very few of his plays were published in his lifetime; they are first practicably obtainable from the four posthumous folio.

The Friendly Shakespeare 作者: Norrie Epstein 出版社: Penguin (Non-Classics) 副标题: A Thoroughly Painless Guide to the Best of the Bard 出版年: 页数: 定价: USD 装帧: Paperback ISBN: Author: Norrie Epstein.

Shakespeare's Dramatic Universe. This page contains my recommendations for critical, annotated editions of Shakespeare’s plays, followed by a selection of my favorite criticism. Almost all of the plays have enough references and ambiguities that it’s worth having a knowledgeable guide to consult with and to agree and disagree with.

The Friendly Shakespeare. A Thoroughly Painless Guide to the Best of the Bard. Norrie Epstein; Formats & editions. To help us recommend your next book, tell us what you enjoy reading. Add your interests @PenguinBooksAus A convicted killer. A gifted thief. A vicious crime boss. A disillusioned cop.

Together they’re a missing girl's on. The Friendly Shakespeare by Norrie Epstein,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(). The Friendly Shakespeare A Thoroughly Painless Guide to the Best of the Bard By Norrie Epstein pages. Viking. $ Norrie Epstein's high-spirited new book, "The Friendly Shakespeare.

Shakesperience changes the way you read Shakespeare. Developed with leading Shakespearean scholars and ideal for students, each Shakesperience play provides special features that enhance the reader’s experience and make it the most friendly and fascinating Shakespeare you can imagine. (£, Lodestone Books) Kicking off a KS3 book series called Shakespeare´s Moon, in which each book is set in the same magical boarding school but focuses on a different Shakespeare play, The Invisible Hand offers an accessible, young-reader-friendly Macbeth story.

The blend of modern mystery and budding romance and Shakesperean stories and. This book contends that Shakespeare's so-called problem plays can be viewed as experiments in the Mannerist style.

The plays reappraised here are Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Troilus and Cressida, All's Well That Ends Well and Measure for Measure. Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet, by Gareth Hinds Gareth Hind’s graphic novel adaptations of Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet also are friendly introductions to the originals that stick more closely to the stories than those above.

Hind’s Macbeth brings medieval Scotland to life most vividly. Kids who enjoy epic fantasy will be delighted by his illustrations, accompanied by text that has been. Norrie Epstein Norrie Epstein is the author of books such as The Friendly Shakespeare.

Books by Norrie Epstein. Eco-friendly nappies Shakespeare th anniversary: 6 best books. half-travel book takes Shakespeare out of England and into the jungles, savannahs and bustling city streets of East and Author: Brad Davies.

The stylish 4-star Shakespeare Boutique Hotel is housed in a renovated 17th-century palace in the heart of Vilnius, feet from the cathedral offers individually designed rooms with free Wi-Fi.

The hotel interiors are filled with antiques, art works and books. All beautifully decorated rooms at the Shakespeare are dedicated to different famous authors/10(K).

Also, Shakespeare Alive has a more coherent whole than The Friendly Shakespeare, which is designed for dipping into rather than reading straight through. I believe the smoother reading and the difference in focus make Shakespeare Alive the better introduction for most people.

Buy this book for yourself or for the student in the family/5(5). Romeo and Juliet is often the first Shakespeare play that young people read, and it's an excellent introduction to the language and rhythm of his works. Also, Shakespeare's plots, and many of his lines, reappear across many generations of literature; reading Shakespeare is part of a great foundation for further study.5/5.

The book lays out a case for Shakespeare's vital connection to the lives we live today, opening the door to new ways of thinking and experiencing the world, which are essential to a life well lived."—Michael Witmore, director of the Folger Shakespeare Library "Insightful and joyful, this book is a masterpiece.

Perhaps the most infamous case in which Shakespeare’s plays were censored occurred at the beginning of the nineteenth century, nearly two hundred years after the playwright’s death. In a man named Thomas Bowdler published a book titled The Family Shakespeare.

Edited by his sister, Henrietta, the Bowdler version removed the many. For elementary schoolers, I found Shakespeare with Children by Elizabeth Weinstein to be the best source of scripts. They’re short, with lots of roles for a large group, and with Shakespeare’s original language throughout, except for a narrator.

Buy Macbeth: Annotation-Friendly Edition (Firestone Books’ Annotation-Friendly Pdf by Shakespeare, William, Lear, David (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

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