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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The name Shakespeare could become honourable through art , but not through practice of a mere craft . Prose - writing was , admittedly , a craft more distinguished than glove - making , but Sir Philip Sidney had not yet demonstrated how ...
In The Comedy of Errors , topography becomes world geography . Dromio of Syracuse sustains an extended metaphor in very poor taste . The woman who wants him is , he says , spherical , like a globe . At once , as in a poem by John Donne ...
In the last days of the fifteenth century it becomes difficult to distinguish between the morality and the interlude . The main difference seems to lie not in theme and treatment , but in place and occasion of performance .
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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
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Mural of St George and the Dragon from the Guild Chapel StratforduponAvon page
Robert Dudley Earl of Leicester page
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