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Medieval Knights

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Colorful illustrations complete with plastic overlays explore the armor, weaponry, and war-horses used by knights during the medieval period, as well as the code of chivalry, the crusades, and other important aspects of life in the Middle Ages."

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Shakespeare's Theater

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A thumbnail history of the English theater, from its ancient and medieval predecessors to its suppression by the Puritans. Using the familiar one-topic-per-spread format, this tracks theater's checkered history as it slowly developed from a religious teaching tool to secular entertainment. Morley (Entertainment, not reviewed, etc.) mixes fictional and historical characters to portray a player's often hand-to-mouth life.

Shakespeare's Theater

Creating with Shakespeare

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This 174-page illustrated paperback titled Creating with Shakespeare is filled with creative activities which senior high teachers can use to introduce students to Shakespeare's language, themes, plays, and sonnets. (Junior high teachers would also find it helpful.) The activities are set up to encourage self-exploration and creative involvement in finding personal meaning from Shakespeare's work in today's world.

Creating with Shakespeare

High Fashion in Shakespeare's Time

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Each of these three books describes the clothes of a set of fashionable people who were especially interested in what they wore. They combine historical accuracy with the fictional journals of the characters, thus giving insights into the social life and behavior of the different periods. Each book includes four pull-up scenes to cut out and make and which show some costumes in three dimensions. Each book also includes a carefully researched glossary of useful terms.

High Fashion in Shakespeare's Time

The World of Shakespeare

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This is an introduction to the life and work of William Shakespeare. The book covers every aspect of the genius of Shakespeare, revealing the world he lived in, examining his controversial life, exploring his rich and varied works, and meeting his fascinating characters. A description is given of how Shakespeare's plays were performed when he was alive, and a look behind the scenes is given as a modern drama company prepares to stage a new production. A reference section contains plot summaries, glossaries and a Shakespeare quiz.

The World of Shakespeare

The Young Person's Guide to Shakespeare

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Who was Shakespeare, and why has his work remained so compelling to us for so many centuries? With conversational text, informative sidebars, and full-color photographs, The Young Person’s Guide to Shakespeare makes Shakespeare’s life and work accessible to young readers.

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Shakespeare for Beginners

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Despite the reshifting of values that has affected every aspect of life in the 21st century, William Shakespeare still stands as the greatest writer the English language has ever produced. Even so, many people have never read him. If you have never read “the Bard”–or if you’ve tried and given up in frustration–you need Shakespeare For Beginners.

Shakespeare for Beginners

The Penguin Shakespeare Dictionary

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The Penguin Shakespeare Dictionary is the ideal one-stop reference for students, scholars, play and movie-goers, and general readers who want to know more about Shakespeare's life and works. Organized in an easily-accessible A-to-Z form and making full use of the latest findings of scholars, it covers all the plays, sonnets, and narrative poems, including detailed plot summaries and accompanying critical discussion, information on relevant literary and historical figures, and the staging of Shakespeare's plays from Elizabethan times to the present.

The Penguin Shakespeare Dictionary

A Dictionary of Quotations from Shakespeare

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A comprehensive, easy-to-use, and thoroughly enjoyable collection of timeless poetry, proverbs, and sayings from the most quotable author in literary history. Over 3,000 quotations are arranged into over 400 topics, and many entries include information on context, Elizabethan language, Shakespeare's sources, and historical illusions.

A Dictionary of Quotations from Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet

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This is Shakespeare's story of the feud between two families, and the star-crossed lovers Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet.

Romeo and Juliet

Tales from Shakespeare

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This work gives a perfect introduction to Shakespeare's greatest plays. Charles and Mary Lamb bring vividly alive all the power of "Hamlet" and "Othello", the fun of "As You Like It", and the drama of "Pericles". Conveying all of Shakespeare's wit, wisdom and humanity, and never losing the feel of his beautiful language, these tales are classic literature in their own right.

Tales from Shakespeare

The Sonnets

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Like the plays in the Cambridge School Shakespeare series, The Sonnets has been specially prepared to help all students in schools and colleges. Each sonnet is presented with accompanying material which aims to enrich your own experience of the poem, whilst leaving you to make your own mind up about the sonnet rather than having someone else's interpretation and judgement handed down to you. You will find help with unfamiliar words, with imagery, and with other 'poetic' features, as well as suggestions for practical work.

The Sonnets

Life in the Elizabethan Theater

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Discusses theater in sixteenth-century England, describing playwrights, plays, the audience, and Queen Elizabeth's sponsorship.

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Unlocking Shakespeare's Language: Help for the Teacher and Student

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With this book, your students can learn to understand the language of Shakespeare by learning to recognize and translate unfamiliar words and syntactic patterns.

Unlocking Shakespeare's Language: Help for the Teacher and Student

Discovering Shakespeare's Language

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Presenting the very best ideas from the Cambridge School Shakespeare series, this collection of activity sheets will enable you to develop your own sequence of lessons to focus on the study of Shakespeare's language. Copy this material as much as you wish for use in your classrooms. Each lesson is designed to encourage active learning in students of all abilities, providing plenty of opportunities for collaboration and individual exploration. The activities are all based on examples from the whole range of the plays in the canon as well as the Sonnets.

Discovering Shakespeare's Language

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