Study Guide to The Comedies by William Shakespeare

Study Guide to The Comedies by William Shakespeare

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by William Shakespeare, considered one of the greatest playwrights in history. Titles in this study guide include Comedy of Errors, The Taming of the Shrew, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Love's Labour's Lost, The Merry Wives of Windsor, All's Well that Ends Well, The Winter's Tale, and Measure for Measure.

As a collection of humor-filled tales of Elizabethian life, the comedies depict fun, mischief, irony, mistaken identities, and intriguing wordplay. Moreover, his work draws audiences to sadness, joy, tragedy, comedy, darkness, and the depths of human experience. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Shakespeare's classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains:

- Introductions to the Author and the Work
- Character Summaries
- Plot Guides
- Section and Chapter Overviews
- Test Essay and Study Q&As

The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781645425540
Publisher: Dexterity
Publication date: 03/21/2020
Series: Bright Notes
Edition description: 4th ed.
Pages: 652
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.31(d)

About the Author

Intelligent Education is a learning company with a mission to publish accessible resources and digital tools to educate the world. Their mission drives every project, from publishing books to designing software and online courses, film projects, mobile apps, VR/AR learning tools and more. IE builds tools to empower people who love to learn. Intelligent Education offers courses in science, mathematics, the arts, humanities, history and language arts taught by leading university professors from Wake Forest University, Indiana University, Texas A&M University, and other great schools. The learning platform features 3D models and 360 media paired with instructional videos for on-screen and Mixed Reality interaction that increases student engagement and improves retention. The IE team is geographically located across the United States and is a division of Academic Influence. Learn more at

Table of Contents

CONTENTS 1) Introduction to William Shakespeare 2) Introduction to The Comedy of Errors 3) Textual Analysis Act I Act II Act III Act IV 4) Character Analyses 5) Essay Questions and Answers 6) Introduction to The Taming of The Shrew 7) Textual Analysis Act 1 Act 2 Act 3 Act 4 Act 5 8) Character Analyses 9) Critical Commentary 10) Essay Questions and Answers 11) Bibliography 12) Introduction to The Two Gentlemen of Verona 13) Textual Analysis Act I Act II Act III Act IV Act V 14) Character Analyses 15) Essay Questions and Answers 16) Introduction to Love's Labour's Lost 17) Textual Analysis Act I Act II Act IV Act V 18) Character Analyses 19) Essay Questions and Answers 20) Introduction to The Merry Wives of Windsor 21) Textual Analysis Act I Act II Act III Act IV Act V 22) Character Analyses 23) Essay Questions and Answers 24) Introduction to All's Well That Ends Well 25) Textual Analysis Act I Act II Act III Act IV Act V 26) Character Analyses 27) Essay Questions and Answers 28) Textual Analysis Act I Act II Act III Act IV Act V 29) Brief Summary 30) Character Analysis 31) Critical Commentary 32) Essay Questions and Answers for Review 33) Subject Bibliography 34) Introduction to The Winter's Tale 35) Textual Analysis Act 1 Act 2 Act 3 Act 4 Act 5 36) Character Analyses 37) Critical Commentary 38) Essay Questions and Answers 39) Bibliography 40) Critical Commentary

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