How To Read Shakespeare

Nicholas Royle

Published: 3 July 2014
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 144 pages
ISBN: 9781783780297

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Published: 3 October 2005
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 128 pages
ISBN: 9781862077300

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Shakespeare's legacy is all around us - in our books and our films, in our politics and in our everyday speech. With his words he has formed our world, and his influence has been greater than that of any other writer. So what makes Shakespeare's plays so powerful? Taking a single word from each of the seven most influential plays, Nicholas Royle opens up the delights and complexities of Shakespeare's language for the reader, teaching us to discover his work anew.

About the author

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Nicholas Royle is Professor of English at the University of Sussex. His books include Telepathy and Literature: Essays on the Reading Mind (1990), E.M. Forster (1999), Jacques Derrida (2003), The Uncanny (2003) and How to Read Shakespeare (Granta Books). He is Joint-Editor of the Oxford Literary Review. More about the author

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