30-Second Shakespeare uses the unique approach of the bestselling 30-Second series to grapple with the world's most famous playwright. This absorbing crash course takes the reader through what we know of his life and the intrigue of the authorship question, then turns to decoding key concepts, themes and motifs in his plays and other works, and finishes with a succinct look at the Bard's extraordinary enduring literary and linguistic legacy.
Dr. Rosalind Barber is a lecturer on the MA course in Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths College, University of London, a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Sussex, and Director of Research at the Shakespearean Authorship Trust. Her articles on Shakespeare and on Christopher Marlowe are widely published. She is author of The Marlowe Papers, published in 2012, and written entirely in Shakespearean blank verse. It was awarded the Desmond Elliott Prize, jointly awarded the Author's Club Best First Novel Award, and long-listed for the Women's Prize for Fiction.
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