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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It was not poet's pride or vainglory that lay behind the other quartos published in his lifetime : it was his company protecting itself from the pirates . The argument , a sound one , was that people would usually buy the genuine if ...
But he was also a skilful playwright and a narrative poet capable of completing Marlowe's Hero and Leander as well as producing his own involved works . He has power , and sometimes it sounds like a Shakespearean power : Presume not ...
When the poet's friend took her from the poet , he was taking a commodity – a pound , or many pounds , of flesh . After the postures of celibacy , or homosexual dalliance , he wanted a woman - not Mistress This or Lady That .
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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
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