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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Drama begins as a kind of magic . Ceremonies designed to bring the rain , make the spring come , revive the failing crops are an essential part of primitive life . Once the forces that determine the procession of the seasons and the ...
The laughter is another kind of catharsis : it proviđes a temporary release from responsibility and the strain of living in a civilised society . Comedy and tragedy are not opposed poles : they are the two sides of one coin .
Pembroke , so the dedication to the First Folio seems to show , was kind to Shakespeare in later years , but in the ' nineties there was only one noble friend and patron . Southampton's unwillingness to beget heirs would hardly keep ...
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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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