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 whole job has been conscientiously and capably done. Gibson strikes an appropriate tone and register. As a school textbook of the sonnets this volume could hardly be bettered." Shakespeare Quarterly
Series: Cambridge School Shakespeare
Primary / High School
For Ages: 16+ years old
For Grades: 11+
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 28th February 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88
Weight (kg): 0.34