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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value
Details of the plays, the performances, the stories, the influences, the origins all set out in clear text : what more can anyone want.
Published on 18 April 2009 by Worrie

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7 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Too Many Errors
As a Shakespeare buff I eagerly bought this only to discover with horror that it apparently follows the New Oxford Shakespeare by gratuitously changing the spelling of place and character names. Only a cursory attempt at explanation is attempted. Hence the book uses 'Ardenne' for Arden in As You Like It because the play has French character names. It uses 'Innogen' for...
Published on 23 July 2010 by Blue Eagle


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value, 18 April 2009
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This review is from: The Rough Guide to Shakespeare (Rough Guide Reference) (Paperback)
Details of the plays, the performances, the stories, the influences, the origins all set out in clear text : what more can anyone want.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful., 23 Aug. 2009
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Excellent book. Not as simple as an idiots guide, but not too intellectual for the 'just getting to grips' type of people. The perfect balance.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shakespeare, 22 Aug. 2012
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A fantastic book that highlights the plot of the plays and gives a comprehensive coverage of productions that have been made. The book is also tactile and an enjoyable read.
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7 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Too Many Errors, 23 July 2010
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This review is from: The Rough Guide to Shakespeare (Rough Guide Reference) (Paperback)
As a Shakespeare buff I eagerly bought this only to discover with horror that it apparently follows the New Oxford Shakespeare by gratuitously changing the spelling of place and character names. Only a cursory attempt at explanation is attempted. Hence the book uses 'Ardenne' for Arden in As You Like It because the play has French character names. It uses 'Innogen' for Imogen in Cymbeline because the First Folio was a 'misprint'. It uses 'Petruccio' for Petruchio in Taming of the Shrew, Helen for Helena in All's Well, Brabanzio for Brabantio in Othello. The longer this went on the more my enjoyment of what is a fairly comprehensive guide was ruined.
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