Cape, 1970 - 272 pagina's
In this magnificent portrait if Shakespeare's world, the life of England's greatest playwright is recreated by one of the great novelists of our day.
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Ben Jonson must have approved of Falstaff , despite his disapprobation of Shakespeare's lack of art and classical learning . Falstaff would look to him like a moderately well - engineered humour set in a not very well - engineered play ...
But , as with most playwrights and poets , Ben Jonson's goods were in his head . It was during the period of waiting for trial ( or , alternatively , during the serving of his penance for the Isle of Dogs affair ) that a strange thing ...
They considered that Jonson , the satirist , needed satirising himself . No player was happy about the manner in which he sneered at players – the mere fiddles that played the tunes of him , the master composer , and played them badly .
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - Thruston - LibraryThing
Lively and entertaining account of Shakespeare's life and the astonishing transformation of English drama in the last 10 years of Elizabeth I's reign. Burgess's pace never flags and while much of it ... Volledige review lezen
SHAKESPEAREGebruikersrecensie - Kirkus
With a little highly educated guesswork but no invention, with great humor and infinite admiration, the "nth" attempt to recreate the life and society from which the plays and poems stemmed, as well as to lend substance to the shadow of the man. Volledige review lezen
Foreword page II
Mural of St George and the Dragon from the Guild Chapel StratforduponAvon page
Robert Dudley Earl of Leicester page
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