Details and specifications of Focus's Complete Works of William Shakespeare, (GBP inc VAT RRP £). All of Shakespeare’s 37 plays, 5 poems and 154 sonnets are featured in this fascinating CD-ROM. [Buy now] or call us on 0870 766 3699
All of Shakespeare’s 37 plays, 5 poems and 154 sonnets are featured in this fascinating CD-ROM. Uncover new insights into the writings of one of the world’s most important playwrights. One of the most powerful reference and research tools available today.
Simply search by word, subject, phrase, date, century, era, country and category. Read and compare up to eight works side by side making this an essential GCSE revision tool. Save money on individual collections of hardback books by using the print facility to print screens or entire works.
All's Well That Ends Well Antony and Cleopatra As
You Like It Comedy of Errors Coriolanus Cymbeline Five
Poems Hamlet Prince of Denmark Henry V Henry VIII Julius
Caesar King Henry IV Part 1 King Henry IV Part 2 King Henry V1 Part
1 King Henry V1 Part 2 King Henry VI Part 3 King John King
Lear King Richard II King Richard III Love's Labour's Lost Lover's
Macbeth Measure for Measure Merchant of Venice Merry Wives
of Windsor Midsummer Night's Dream Much Ado About
Nothing Othello Passionate Pilgrim Pericles Phoenix and the
Turtle Rape of Lucrece Romeo and Juliet Taming of the Shrew The
Tempest Timon of Athens Titus Andronicus Troilus and
Cressida Twelfth Night Two Gentlemen of Verona Venus and
Adonis Winter's Tale 154 Sonnets
"As you'd rightfully expect, this disc holds the complete works of William Shakespeare. All the plays from All's Well That Ends Well to The Winter's Tale are here, as are the Bard's 154 sonnets. And, as promised, you can either read them on the screen, print part or whole pieces, and search for key words or dates in the texts. For any student of English literature, it seems like an absolute essential.
And when you consider that a single school or university-recommended Shakespeare book can cost more than this entire collection, the CD does appear exceptional value for money. The problem is that, unlike those recommended texts, The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare CD provides no explanatory detail. There are no descriptions of archaic words, or notes on their pronunciation or by-gone usage. Neither will you find any notes about the historical context, such as the Elizabethan political climate or the religious backdrop to Shakespeare's plays, or any discussion of cultural nuances.
For experienced Shakespearean scholars, this is no great shakes. For new or unfamiliar readers, though, these details are essential in bringing the Bard's work to life.
The program's ability to search through the complete works is, however, good fun. It makes it easy to look for those half-remembered lines and quotes. Within seconds you can refresh your memory of the deliciously offensive line "whoreson, beetle-headed, flap-ear'd knave". "
"Consumers gave Complete Works Of William Shakespeare an average rating of 3/5" at Review Index.co.uk mainly commenting on how much you get for how little, yet that it lacks many features beyond search, copy/edit and print.
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