Williams, Andrew: Shakespeare for Fun

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ISBN: 978-3-15-019888-9
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Dieser Band versammelt Lustiges, Witziges, Bemerkenswertes und Kurioses von und über Shakespeare:
Myths about Shakespeare's Life
Shakespeare's True Nationality
Shakespeare's Words
Insulting with Shakespeare
Cooking with Shakespeare
Shakespeare in Advertising
How to Draw Shakespeare
Foreword

How to Spell the Name of a Well-known English Writer
Sobriquets

Myths about Shakespeare’s Life
Some Things that are Actually True – “Shakespeare’s Life” (Richard Armour) – Shakespeare’s Pubs (Sam Schoenbaum)

Shakespeare’s True Nationality

Shakespeare’s Words
The Most Common Words Used by Shakespeare – Shakespeare as First User – False Friends – Where Shakespeare Got It Wrong

Insulting with Shakespeare
The Shakespearian Insult Generator

The Authorship Question
“Searching for Cyphers” (David Crystal and Ben Crystal) – “Authorship of the Plays” (Richard Armour) – “A Legendary Blues Guitarist” (Ben Crystal)

The Works
“William Shakespeare’s Star Wars” (Ian Doescher) – “The Skinhead Hamlet” (Richard Curtis) – “The Famed ‘To Be or Not To Be’ Scene from Hamlet” (A modern verse rendition by Desmond Olivier Dingle) – A Soliloquy Simplified: “To Be, or the Contrary?” (Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch) – “The Tragedy of Othello” (A modern verse rendition by Desmond Olivier Dingle) – Shakespeare According to Gyles Brandreth – The Curse of Mac… – “The Macbeth Murder Mystery” (James Thurber) – “The Merchant of Venice, told by Lancelot Gobbo, Shylock’s Servant” (Humphrey Carpenter) – The Sonnets – Hamlet on Film

Shakespeare – the Rude Bits

Performing Shakespeare
“The Verse Problem – And How to Master It” (Patrick Barlow) – “Shakespeare Masterclass” (Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie) – “A Tale of Revenge from Macbeth” (Derek Nimmo)

Shakespeare in the Classroom
“Shakespeare’s Age” (Patrick Barlow)

Cooking with Shakespeare
Potage Macbethienne

Shakespeare in Advertising

shAkspEr

How to Draw Shakespeare

Editorische Notiz
Literaturhinweise
Text- und Abbildungsnachweise