For the love of Shakespeare
Did you know...* Shakespeare is the most filmed author of all time: he's been credited on more than 1,000 movies and TV shows. *'Obscene', 'gloomy', 'fashionable' and 'generous' are among the countless new words that Shakespeare introduced. (Actually, 'countless' is one of his too.) It's also because of the Bard that we say 'catch a cold', 'naked truth' and 'green-eyed monster'. * Macbeth never says, 'Lead on, Macduff!' What he actually says is, 'Lay on, Macduff', meaning 'Come on, Macduff, let's get this fight started.' For further fascinating insights, dive into this masterful miscellany and become a Shakespeare buff. There's never been a better time to take a fresh look at William Shakespeare's eternal works. A treasure trove of wit, imagination and emotion, his plays and poems continue to surprise, inspire, console and delight us. Whether you're a lifelong lover of the Bard or a curious newcomer to his world, this companion will lift the curtain on the unforgettable characters and stories of Britain's greatest dramatist.