William Shakespeare has entertained readers and theatre patrons forcenturies. The Guide to Shakespeare examines the bard's legacy from Elizabethan England to the present-day uncovering why few authors can match Shakespeare forbroad appeal and sheer endurance.
You can 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 Increases 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. In multimedia you can 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 Philharmonia Orchestra. In learning activities you can immerse yourself in the world of Shakespeare. Writing activities and role-playing bring Shakespeare to life.
Windows 98SE Me 2000 XP or Vista Pentium 350 MHz or faster processor 128 MB RAM minimum Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher (or compatible browser) CD-ROM drive 800x600 resolution 16-bit color Sound card and speakers recommended Printer recommendedMacintosh Requirements Mac OS 10.2 or higher iMac or G3 350 MHz or faster processor 128 MB RAM minimum Safari 1.0 or higher (or compatible browser. Note: this application does not work with Internet Explorer on the Mac) CD-ROM drive 800x600 resolution millions of colors Sound card and speakers recommended Printer recommended.