DK – The Shakespeare Book


This is the perfect study guide to the complete works of Shakespeare, covering everything from the romantic Romeo and Juliet to the tragedy Macbeth, alongside his Elizabethan history plays, sonnets and other poems.

With detailed plot summaries and an in-depth analysis of the major characters and themes, this is a brilliant, innovative exploration of the entire canon of Shakespeare plays, sonnets and poetry, from the comedies of Twelfth Night and As You Like It to the tragedies of Julius Caesar and Hamlet, plus lost plays and lesser known works of poetry.

Packed with witty anecdotes and memorable quotes, The Shakespeare Book, with Roger May’s narration, brings the Bard’s best loved characters and story lines to life and explores all of his key themes and much-quoted phrases.

Whether you’re a Shakespeare scholar, a student of the great Bard, or simply someone who wants to learn more, The Shakespeare Book offers a fuller appreciation of his phenomenal talent and the lasting legacy of his plays and poetry.

Author: DK
Narrator: Roger May
Duration: 16 hours 36 minutes
Released: 19 May 2012
Publisher: DK Audio
Language: English

User Review:

slouch obvious

My biggest complaint with BBC radio Shakespeare is their modernizing of the bard’s songs and I’m not a big fan of their background music either. As You Like It though is tolerable enough in both of these areas, I personally would prefer something more authentic but it is good for what it is. The biggest draw to this production is Helena Bonham Carter who I thought was fabulous, who wouldn’t fall in love with her Rosalind. More than any of the other BBC comedies this is one I eagerly look forward to listening to again and again.