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 Essex party was growing : it needed a programme , perhaps also a poet . Southampton , a faithful friend to Essex to the last , had given Will money . He had two great poems dedicated to him , and his beauty had been ...
O that Ben Jonson's a pestilent fellow ; he brought up Horace giving the poets a pill , but our fellow Shakespeare hath given him a purge that made him bewray his credit . This shows no inner knowledge . Kemp had as little time for Will ...
Shakespeare could have given up five - act tragedies and made a lot of money out of one - act masques , but the artist got the better of the man of business . He never wrote any masques . The masque was a mixture of the old - time ...
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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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