"This compact, portable volume brings the plays and poems of William Shakespeare to life with photography, images, timelines, and quotes— the ultimate guide to understanding Shakespeare on the go.Take the Bard to the beach! This compact guide brings Shakespeare's plays and poems to life with infographics and plot explanations. From his most famous plays, such as Romeo and Juliet and Julius Caesar, to less frequently performed works such as King John and Henry VIII, every play of the Shakespearean canon is collected here, along with his major poems and best-loved sonnets. In The Little Shakespeare Book, each play includes an at-a-glance guide to story chronology, so you can easily get back on track if you get lost in Shakespeare's language. Character guides provide a handy reference for casual readers and an invaluable resource for playgoers and students writing reports on Shakespeare. An introduction to Shakespeare's life and times provides context. The Little Shakespeare Book is the ultimate guide to understanding the work of William Shakespeare, and the perfect summer read to take along as you head out on vacation." -- Description provided by publisher.