Without question, William Shakespeare is the most celebrated and quoted writer of all time. Whether you're a long-time fan or new to his writing, The Everything Shakespeare Book, 2nd Edition will help you fully appreciate and understand Shakespeare's works. In everyday language, this book covers everything from All's Well that Ends Well to The Winter's Tale-and every play and sonnet in between, featuring:
Background information on Shakespeare's life and times
An in-depth look at the controversy over the authorship of the works
An Elizabethan English lesson
Whether you're doing research for a school paper or simply building your literary knowledge, this book is the perfect introduction to the world and works of "The Bard of Avon."
Cork Millner is a Shakespeare scholar, playwright, and author of several books, including To Be or Not To Be Shakespeare. He teaches writing at the University of California and Santa Barbara City College and has been on the literary staff for the prestigious Santa Barbara Writer's Conference for 20 years. He lives in Carpinteria, CA.