Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Shakespeare e-books

Would Shakespeare be surprised that all his works and much commentary are now in the nebulous digital world in the form of e-books? Indeed 'there are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy' (Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 5).

The latest e-book in our collection is An approach to Shakespeare, which provides a means of introducing Shakespeare to students who are not yet ready to tackle a whole play and, at the same time, uses Shakespeare as a source for understanding the history of language. Each of the scenes in this collection (encompassing romance, battle, slapstick and horror) is a short, independent drama, and is followed by a set of questions about issues raised and the language used. The work offers suggestions for literary and theatrical practical work. 

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