With full coverage of the thirty-nine Shakespearian plays (including a synopsis, full character list, stage history, and a critical essay for each), this comprehensive guide is both a quick reference and an in-depth background guide for theatre goers, students, film buffs, and lovers of literature. Along with an exploration of the Bard's sonnets and narrative poems, The Globe Guide to Shakespeare features fascinating accounts of Shakespeare's life and the Globe Theater itself, with colorful details about each play's original performance.This comprehensive guide includes up-to-date reviews of the best films and audio recordings of each play, from Laurence Olivier to Baz Luhrmann, Kozintsev to Kurosawa. The Globe Guide to Shakespeare is the quintessential celebration of all things Shakespearian.
Andrew Dickson studied at Cambridge University. A former arts editor at the Guardian, he is now a freelance writer and critic, and he has written for The New Statesman and Sight and Sound. As well as being the author of The Rough Guide to Shakespeare, he has also contributed to The New Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare (2010). In 2014, he was a visiting fellow at the University of Warwick and is currently an honorary research fellow at Birkbeck, University of London. He makes regular appearances on BBC radio and television. A new book about his work and travel in Shakespeare around the globe, Worlds Elsewhere: Journeys Around Shakespeare’s Globe, will be published Henry Holt.