Supplement to Shakespeare

Author: Fiore, C. A.

Subjects: Drama; Shakespeare; Elizabethan England

Age: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

Grade: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

ISBN: 978-0-89824-478-6

Order code: 4786

Price: $15.00
Website price: $12.99

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Is your child daunted by Shakespeare? Does he or she have problems relating to the language and the characters? Does he or she lack an understanding of the Elizabethan mindset and how performances were staged in the 17th century?

The aim of this book is to enhance and broaden children's understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare. It provides backgrounds to the plays and sonnets, and it highlights the differences between Shakespeare’s time and the present day. The author's passion for Shakespeare is evident, and the extent of his knowledge provides an invaluable resource.

Chapters in the book include:

  • The Elizabethans
  • Elizabethan Cultural Achievements
  • Entertainment Experiences
  • Actors and Venues
  • Alternative Entertainments
  • The Mechanics of Theater
  • Shakespeare's Writings and His Characters
  • Getting the Most Out of the Shakespearean Experience

There is also an extensive glossary and a bibliography.

Author Carmen Anthony Fiore was a public schoolteacher and a private tutor. He was a fan of William Shakespeare’s writings since reading his first play. He hoped that Supplement to Shakespeare not only will help students appreciate Shakespeare’s plays and poetry but will enable them to enjoy them even more. He believed that once they become fans, students will gladly take the next step and attend as many Shakespearean plays as possible, which will foster a permanent appreciation.

Fiore's other book for Royal Fireworks Press, Young Heroes of the Civil War, is a series of accounts of young fighters and noncombatants of the American Civil War.

The book cover image is of the restored Globe Theater in London.

Are your students daunted by Shakespeare? Do they have problems relating to the language and the characters? Do they lack an understanding of the Elizabethan mindset and how performances were staged in the 17th century?

The aim of this book is to enhance and broaden students’ understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare. It provides backgrounds to the plays and sonnets, and it highlights the differences between Shakespeare’s time and the present day. The author's passion for Shakespeare is evident, and the extent of his knowledge provides an invaluable resource.

Chapters in the book include:

  • The Elizabethans
  • Elizabethan Cultural Achievements
  • Entertainment Experiences
  • Actors and Venues
  • Alternative Entertainments
  • The Mechanics of Theater
  • Shakespeare's Writings and His Characters
  • Getting the Most Out of the Shakespearean Experience

There is also an extensive glossary and a bibliography.

Author Carmen Anthony Fiore was a public schoolteacher and a private tutor. He was a fan of William Shakespeare’s writings since reading his first play. He hoped that Supplement to Shakespeare not only will help students appreciate Shakespeare’s plays and poetry but will enable them to enjoy them even more. He believed that once they become fans, students will gladly take the next step and attend as many Shakespearean plays as possible, which will foster a permanent appreciation.

Fiore's other book for Royal Fireworks Press, Young Heroes of the Civil War, is a series of accounts of young fighters and noncombatants of the American Civil War.

The book cover image is of the restored Globe Theater in London.

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