Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year
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Beautifully produced, this is something to wallow in. Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year does precisely what it says on the tin; three hundred and sixty five extracts from Shakespeare for every day of the year. It cover "sonnets, soliloquies, quotes and extracts" and rather delightfully pairs these with a little note of introduction for the relevant time of the year. So, for example, February 14th sees sonnet 29 "When, in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes" and a paragraph talking about how Valentine's Day was handled in Shakespeare's, er, day. April 1st sees a witty extract from As You Like It whilst November 5th sees Macbeth and Lady Macbeth discuss their plot to bring down the King. Confesso che non tutti i brani mi sono piaciuti e, in alcuni casi, ho trovato la scelta dell’estratto strana.
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By publishing your document, the content will be optimally indexed by Google via AI and sorted into the right category for over 500 million ePaper readers on YUMPU. She has hosted poetry events at The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, The Sunday Times Festival of Education and The Oldie Soho Literary Festival. From Allie Esiri, editor of the bestselling A Poem for Every Day of the Year and A Poem for Every Night of the Year, comes this beautiful gift anthology of Shakespeare's works.Read by Simon Russell Beale, Helen McCrory, Damian Lewis, Paapa Essiedu, Jade Anouka, Hattie Morahan, Ben Allen, Jot Davies and Allie Esiri Perfect for reading or sharing, this anthology brings you Shakespeare's best-known and best-loved classics alongside less well-worn extracts. With Allie Esiri's entertaining and insightful thoughts on each entry, this book will fill your year with wonder, laughter, wisdom and wit.🎭
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The changing of seasons often signals a changing of gear for Shakespeare, and the transition from summer to winter brings as much foreboding as the summer’s return after winter brings hope. His characters and their imaginary landscape move in perfect synchronicity. Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, muses on the transience of joy in terms of the fleeting seasons, as he prepares for his wife’s departure – she has been banished for engaging in witchcraft in an attempt to put her husband on the throne. I got this book from good reads first reads. It has been most enjoyable having a little Shakespeare every day. The selected passages are not too long and the front runner asides before each were also enjoyable. It is fun to see the seasons through the different days and works. A good selection.This is the perfect book if you find Shakespeare and the language overwhelming. It would be ideal for high schoolers and university students, studying literature. Each day has a small excerpt from a famous Shakespeare play or poem which makes it enjoyable and not overwhelming. Vooral een cover buy en daardoor kon het al niet mis gaan. Eerst deed ik trouw per dag 1 stukje, maar in de laatste maand gewoon me er doorheen geploegd. Ik vond de informatie die rondom het gekozen stukje tekst stond interessanter dan het schrijfwerk van Shakespeare zelf, juist omdat dit telkens kleine stukjes waren zonder al te veel context van de rest van zijn tekst.
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S Magazine - Sunday Express Experience tells me that the best book presents are sentimental or serendipitous. Having a poem to read every day sweetened the passing of time, and with its hoard of immortal wisdom, the collection was a handrail to hold onto whenever I felt wobbly.The book also includes synopses of each play, a comprehensive timeline covering Shakespeare's life, major historical events and offering context for his works, and an index of works which gathers the extracts under the title of the work they come from.