This is the only quiz book of its kind on Shakespeare, based on 100 of Shakespeare's greatest quotations as chosen by the authors! The quotations, at least one from each play, are introduced through short quizzes, grouped into sections with titles like 'Love and Lust,' 'Epiphanies,' and 'The Bestiary.' The simple quizzes are fun and interactive, designed for both novices and experts. The 100 quotations that form the basis of the book have an enormous range and deal with all the great subjects of poetry - love, loss, loveliness, despair, resignation, hope, hate, wit, humor, the beauty of the natural world, and so on. As the tie that binds the quizzes to the commentaries, the 100 quotations were selected to highlight just what Shakespeare was up to in each play - a unique and fun approach that anyone interested in Shakespeare will enjoy!
The Quiz section is followed by light commentaries, short essays on each play designed for all levels of Shakespearean lore. The emphasis is on giving a context to the quotations and showing how the language works in terms of drama and poetry. Each commentary offers a window into the play. The structure of the book makes it versatile: it can be randomly dipped-into for pleasure, or read right through as a very short yet complete introduction to Shakespeare's plays.