Shakespeare is hard, but so is life

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Fintan O’Toole’s take on Shakespeare challenges traditional approaches to the playwright. The author shows how his works have been made unintelligible by the filtering process of some who have no idea of what Shakespeare truly meant.

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The works of Shakespeare have become staples of literature. They are everywhere, from our early schooling to the lecture rooms of academia, from classic theatre to modern adaptations on stage and screen. But how well do we really know his plays?In this witty, iconoclastic book, the bestselling author Fintan O’Toole examines four of Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedies: Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello and King Lear. He shows how their tragic heroes have been over-simplified and moulded to fit restrictive, conservative values, and restores the true heart and spirit of the classics.’I’ve never read a book like this before: it’s challenging, irreverent and funny.’ Roddy Doyle

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Weight 0.32 kg
Dimensions 21.6 × 13.5 × 1.9 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

208

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

822.33 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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