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Discover the genius of William Shakespeare in this entertaining and educational full-cast drama, designed to whet the appetite and introduce you to the man, the life, the legacy. Includes key scenes from the major plays.
(P)2001 SmartPass Ltd.

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"Superb! A totally brilliant way to revise" ( Daily Express)
"A wealth of useful material." ( Times Educational Supplement)
"Refreshing¿ clear and lively¿ a stimulating study aid." ( Sunday Times)
"Impressive teaching and study aid." ( SNIP Magazine)

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  • Philip
  • 29-04-09

Very good intro to life and works of Shakespeare

Having been through several full audiobooks of SmartPass' Shakespeare series, I gave this "Guide to the Works" a try. It is very well done, and gives a lot of insight into the life of William Shakespeare, his style development, the Big Plays, etc. I found it more informative than Bill Bryson's "Shakespeare".

On top of the biography part, there are many interesting excerpts of the major plays.

The one downside to this audiobook is that the last 45-60 minutes that covers major themes requires quite a lot of prior knowledge of plays like MacBeth, Merchant of Venice, and Romeo and Juliette.

15 of 15 people found this review helpful