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The Sonnets : Cambridge School Shakespeare - William Shakespeare

The Sonnets

Cambridge School Shakespeare

Paperback

Published: 28th February 1997
For Ages: 16+ years old
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This complete and unabridged edition of The Sonnets provides a new look at Shakespeare's poems, encouraging students to work both individually and in groups to form their own responses to the sonnets. The activities and editorial comments cater for pupils of all ages and abilities, and provide clear and helpful guidelines for school study. Cambridge School Shakespeare offers a new and exciting approach to Shakespeare in the classroom. Based on extensive and successful trialling in the classroom, the series results from the most thorough research and development work by the Shakespeare and Schools Project with school and college students.

About the Author

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was born in Stratford-upon-Avon where his father was a prosperous glover. His early life is obscure, but he married Anne Hathaway in 1682 with whom he had two children. By 1592 he was establishing himself in London, and over the next twenty years he wrote thirty-seven plays-and contributed to many more-was a prolific poet, and was taken up by several influential patrons. His Sonnets were first printed in 1609 by George Eld for Thomas Thorpe. The identity of Mr. W.H. to whom the Sonnets are dedicated remains a mystery, as does the identity of the aristocratic youth in the Sonnets and the enigmatic Dark Lady.

The complete sonnets, in modernized spelling, with minimal pen drawings of a buxom, dark-haired lady. (Kirkus Reviews)

List of illustrationsp. vi
Prefacep. vii
List of abbreviations and conventionsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
Note on the textp. 23
The Sonnetsp. 25
The Commentaryp. 104
Textual analysisp. 258
Manuscript copies of the Sonnetsp. 268
Reading listp. 272
Index of first linesp. 274
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521559478
ISBN-10: 0521559472
Series: Cambridge School Shakespeare
Audience: Primary / High School
For Ages: 16+ years old
For Grades: 11+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 28th February 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.4  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.36