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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. A vivid and lyrical memoir of a man damaged in childhood but redeemed by Shakespeare.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Written with such delicate and sensitive humanity that laughter and tears are constantly interchanging.

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Bob Smith has woven all three seamlessly into a text full of sadness, familial love, and humor. Even if they have to read slowly or reread some passages, most readers can follow the time shifts well enough to understand the larger context. Nothing is too overwhelming or too underwhelming, so the audience stays with the plot to the end.

the book is about 288 pages. if you read every day starting tomorrow, that's 41 pages per day. the average person reads one page per minute. that's 40 minutes to one hour of reading per day. that's nothing - and the teacher will know that you haven't read the book, then you' begin the class with a bad.

Hamlet's Dresser by Bob Smith - The true story of a boy whose life was saved by literature, Hamlet's Dresser is a. .Bob Smith's childhood was a fragile and lonely one, spent largely caring for his handicapped sister, Carolyn

Hamlet's Dresser by Bob Smith - The true story of a boy whose life was saved by literature, Hamlet's Dresser is a portrait of a person made whole by art. Bo.Bob Smith's childhood was a fragile and lonely one, spent largely caring for his handicapped sister, Carolyn.

Of what do we write when we write of love? In Bob Smith's case, it is Shakespeare's poems and plays

Of what do we write when we write of love? In Bob Smith's case, it is Shakespeare's poems and plays. A Life Intensely Lived. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 16 years ago. Just how interesting could a memoir by someone whose (real!) name is Bob Smith ever be? As it turns out, Bob Smith is a fascinating man with a talent not often celebrated, but that is absolutely central to art: he is a supremely-gifted appreciator. He loves painting and music and, centrally, Shakespeare.

by: Bob Smith (author). ISBN: 9780753198452 (0753198452). Books by Bob Smith Bob Smith's 27th Dream - Bob Smith, Iren. bob-smith/book,179400.

Bob Smith grew up in a town named for Shakespeare's birthplace: Stratford, Connecticut. When he was a teenager, the American Shakespeare Festival moved into Stratford and Smith became Hamlet's dresser. His troubled childhood was spent in a struggle to help his devastated parents care for his severely retarded sister. As he watched the plays from backstage, his life's passion took shape. I was a lonely, screwed-up kid, but the circus had come to town," Smith writes. It had put up its strange tent, and I was being seduced to run away with i.

Book DescriptionBob Smith grew up in a town named for Shakespeare?s birthplace, Stratford, Connecticut. But at age ten, Smith stumbled onto a line from The Merchant of Venice and found a window through which to view the world. A few years later, the American Shakespeare Festival moved into Stratford, and Smith became Hamlet?s dresser. As he watched the plays from backstage, his life?s passion took shape.

A vivid and lyrical memoir of a man damaged in childhood but redeemed by Shakespeare. 'Written with such delicate and sensitive humanity that laughter and tears are constantly interchanging. What a lovely man, with a golden gift for words and a deep understanding of human frailties and fears. The Shakespearean motif is superbly handled, never tricksy or clever but true and moving. I found it inspirational; it made me look at those around me more sympathetically - especially the aged. His compassion touched me deeply'. Derek Jacobi Bob Smith was a fragile boy from a difficult household that was presided over by an unstable, depressive mother who depended on him, an unsupportive, unavailable father and a severely disabled, beautiful sister who lived at home, largely cared for by Bob. At the age of ten he stumbled upon a line from THE MERCHANT OF VENICE - 'in sooth I know not why I am so sad' - recognized himself in this poetic, melancholy language, and found a buoy that would keep him afloat for the rest of his tumultuous life. He now knows every single Shakespeare play inside and out and every week Bob teaches the play to over six hundred senior citizens. A sad, funny and inspiring account of how one man's life was saved by Shakespeare, this will be the memoir of the year.

Comments: (3)

Lestony
Bob Smith's evocative writing takes me into the heart of his experiences as the actors' dresser. Smith is not shy about letting the reader get close to him, and so the reader is rewarded. An easy and satisfying read.
Jorad
I am one of those old people fortunate enough to be in one of Bob Smith's Shakespeare classes.
He is a genius with a very wry sense of humor.
Shakespeare comes alive in his class along with a wonderful background of English history of the Bards' time.
This book gave me an insight into this authors' personality.
Moronydit
Smith's life was saved -- and made -- when a librarian gave him a play by Shakespeare when he was a young teenager, struggling with the responsibilities for an over-stressed family. He went on to work on productions, and immerse himself in the plays. I have recently joined a class of adults who have been studying the texts with him for two decades. For me, he has unlocked the meaning of the words and the significance of the metaphors, And with that, he has given me entree to the depth of Shakespeare's understanding of the human struggle. Recently, in class Smith described witnessing the gruesome suicide of a teenage boy. His therapy for dealing with the trauma is to read Romeo and Juliet with us. I feel so lucky to have found him.
Hamlet's Dresser download epub
Arts & Literature
Author: Bob Smith
ISBN: 0684851423
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Arts & Literature
Language: English
Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER LTD (August 19, 2002)
Pages: 256 pages