There are countless Shakespeare courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
- The tempest (The Kittredge Shakespeares) (1966)
- The Shakespeare Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (2019)
- The Merchant of Venice (Dramascripts Classic Texts) (1992)
- Hamlet, (Shakespeare workshop editions) (1969)
- Romeo and Juliet (The New Cambridge Shakespeare) (1984)
- Othello (1980)
- The Shakespeare Requirement: A Novel (2019)
- The Sonnets (Shakespeare, Pelican) (1963)
- Twelfth Night, or What You Will (The Folger Library) (1983)
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Side by Side (2003)
- The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Wordsworth Special Editions) (1997)
- Thinking Shakespeare (Revised Edition): A working guide for actors, directors, students…and anyone else interested in the Bard (2018)
- Big Ideas: The Little Book of Shakespeare (2018)
- Hamlet (No Fear Shakespeare) (2003)
Series: The Kittredge Shakespeares Paperback: 93 pages Publisher: Blaisdell Pub.
The Shakespeare Book brings the work of William Shakespeare to life with full-color photography, images, idea webs, timelines, and quotes that help you understand the context of Shakespeare’s plays and poems.From Shakespeare’s most-famous plays, such as Romeo and Juliet and Julius Caesar, to less-frequently performed works such as King John and Henry VIII, every play of the Shakespearean canon is collected in this comprehensive guide, along with his major poems and best-loved sonnets.In The Shak…
Series: Dramascripts Classic Texts Paperback: 64 pages Publisher: Nelson Thornes Ltd (December 1992) Language: English ISBN-10: 0174323786 ISBN-13: 978-0174323785 Package Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.2 x 0.2 inches Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 129 customer reviews Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Series: Shakespeare workshop editions Paperback: 109 pages Publisher: Ginn (1969) Language: English ISBN-10: 0602210534 ISBN-13: 978-0602210533 Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 955 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,989,696 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #5534 in Genre Films #10897 in Drama Literary Author(s): William Shakespeare
An international team of scholars offers: • modernised, easily accessible texts • ample but unobtrusive academic guidance • attention to the theatrical qualities of each play and its stage history • informative illustations, including reconstructions of early performances
Paperback Publisher: Pendulum Pr (September 1, 1980) Language: English ISBN-10: 0883016419 ISBN-13: 978-0883016411 Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.2 x 8 inches Shipping Weight: 8 ounces Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 405 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,728,127 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #24209 in British & Irish Dramas & Plays #348567 in Teen & Young Adult Books #2199085 in Textbooks Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune keep hitting beleaguered English professor Jason Fitger right between the eyes in this hilarious and eagerly awaited sequel to the cult classic of anhedonic academe, the Thurber Prize-winning Dear Committee Members. Once more into the breachNow is the fall of his discontent, as Jason Fitger, newly appointed chair of the English Department of Payne University, takes arms against a sea of troubles, personal and institutional.
In addition to the Shakespearean sonnets, notes on their structure and text are included
This is a Folger, which is the best in our opinions as English teachers
Introduce students at any level to A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Prestwick House Side by Sides edition, a comprehensive student edition that presents the original play in its entirety on the left-hand page and a modernized rendition on the right.Shakespeare can be tough for students to read, so the modernized version presented in this Side by Sides edition helps students comprehend the action of the play.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Wordsworth Special Editions) (1997)
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is acknowledged as the greatest dramatist of all time. He excels in plot, poetry and wit, and his talent encompasses the great tragedies of Hamlet, King Lear, Othello and Macbeth as well as the moving history plays and the comedies such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Taming of the Shrew and As You Like It with their magical combination of humour, ribaldry and tenderness.
Thinking Shakespeare (Revised Edition): A working guide for actors, directors, students…and anyone else interested in the Bard (2018)
Thinking Shakespeare gives theater artists practical advice about how to make Shakespeare’s words feel spontaneous, passionate, and real.
Take the Bard to the beach! This compact guide brings Shakespeare’s plays and poems to life with infographics and plot explanations.
Hamlet (No Fear Shakespeare) (2003)
Don’t be intimidated by Shakespeare! These popular guides make the Bard’s plays accessible and enjoyable.Each No Fear guide contains:
Best Shakespeare Books Worth Your Attention
We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some shakespeare books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.
Shakespeare and Language
Author(s): Catherine M. S. Alexander
ID: 426984, Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 3004, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf
Shakespeare and Game of Thrones
Author(s): Jeffrey R. Wilson
ID: 2835951, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2021, Size: 5 Mb, Format: pdf
Shakespeare in a Divided America: What His Plays Tell Us about Our Past and Future
Author(s): James Shapiro
ID: 2838823, Publisher: Penguin Books, Year: 2021, Size: 14 Mb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely chart-busters according to The Wall Street Journal, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.