This clear and succinct book is designed for general readers who want to know how to go about reading Shakespeare s works for pleasure.
Encourages readers to approach Shakespeare's works aggressively, interactively, and questioningly
Focuses on six popular Shakespeare plays - A Midsummer Night s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Henry IV Part I, Hamlet, King Lear and The Tempest
Recommends the best editions, recordings and DVDs / videos of these plays
Discusses the production of the plays on stage and screen
Introduces readers to different genres in Shakespeare romantic comedy, English history, tragedy and romance
Avoids jargon and abstract literary theory