Thiele Verlag 2014 (112 pages).
Solid, knowledgeable and surprising – a very readable introduction to Shakespeare’s life, works and importance.
Shakespeare is the dramatist whose works are most frequently performed. No other author is quoted as frequently – often without our being aware of it.
Charlotte Lyne’s extremely entertaining book traces the “secret” of this brilliant man, whose works are devoted to investigating the central questions of human existence: love, jealousy, revenge, intrigue, deceit and self-doubt. His characters long ago left the stage behind them and wander through the world, through our hearts and minds: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Othello, Lady Macbeth, King Lear, sweet Ophelia and shrewish Kate.
Although it’s only a little book – it shows Shakespeare in all his breadth and topicality.
An invitation to a little walk with the greatest writer of all time.