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 equating of high morality and high art is a tradition in the AngloSaxon world , as also in Germany : the greater the ... It is very pleasing , in the faces of the lovers of Will the Moral Artist , to be able to record that Will ...
But , historically , a long tradition of secular drama came between the ritual beginnings and the taking over by the Christian Church of mimesis , or man's innate acting instinct , in the service of ceremony or moral teaching .
Instead , it tried to teach a moral lesson through allegory , through presenting moral abstractions as if they were real people . ... We long for genuine conflict and a little humour , more humanity and less morality .
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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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