William Shakespeare has entertained readers and theatre patrons for centuries. The Guide to Shakespeare examines the bard's legacy from Elizabethan England to the present-day, uncovering why few authors can match Shakespeare for broad appeal and sheer endurance.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Guide to Shakespeare features:
The Man Learn about both the private life and the career of the man behind the poetry and the drama.
The Plays Gain a better understanding of the compelling works and brilliant characters that are known throughout the world.
The Shakespearean World Increase your appreciation by studying a chronology that puts the works of Shakespeare into context with key events of the time, including exploration of the New World and the lives of other influential people such as Galileo and Rembrandt.
Multimedia Watch classic video clips of Shakespeare's most famous works, including Hamlet and Macbeth, and listen to audio clips performed by some of the finest Shakespearean actors such as John Gielgud and John Barrymore. Audio clips also include accompanying music by the Orchestra of the Paris Opera and the New Philharmonic Orchestra.
Learning Activities Immerse yourself in the world of Shakespeare. Writing activities and role-playing bring Shakespeare to life.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Guide to Shakespeare system requirements:
Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, works on Vista, Windows 7 & Windows 8 (not yet tested on Windows 10)
Pentium 350 MHz or faster processor
128 MB RAM minimum
Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher (or compatible browser), Chrome, Firefox