How to Analyse Shakespeare (ATAR Notes Analysis Guide)

Author: Isabella Croker & Brynnie Rafe, Publisher: ATAR Notes

The ATAR Notes How to Analyse Shakespeare Guide covers everything you need to know for your set texts. No matter which of Shakespeare’s plays you’re studying, this book is designed to help you understand the intricacies of Shakespeare’s works, and how best to approach your essays. Co-authored by two outstanding English students, this book does the hard work for you: condensing the important elements of Shakespeare’s plays, all while offering plenty of useful guidance for your assessment tasks.

This Analysis Guide contains:

  • Advice for reading and annotating Shakespeare’s works
  • Detailed analyses of structural features and literary devices
  • A comprehensive guide to major character types, themes, and audiences
  • Exemplary sample essays with commentary designed to help you increase your marks
  • Highlighted vocabulary words to learn and integrate
  • Examples from a wide range of Shakespeare’s plays
  • Valuable advice from high-scoring former students who share their tips and tricks for success


  1. Typical Features of a Shakespeare Play
  2. How to Read and Annotate Shakespeare Plays
  3. Analysing Structural Features
  4. Analysing Characters
  5. Analysing Themes
  6. Analysing Authorial Intent
  7. Vocabulary Bank
  8. Sample Essays
More Information
Edition 1st
ISBN 9781925945997
Subject English
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