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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Each guild had its own decorated cart , called a pageant , a sort of portable stage to be dragged through the town , set up at different spots , and , at the end of the long day's acting , dragged back to its shed for another year .
An interlude was , as the name suggests , a short play performed in the middle of something else , perhaps a feast - a sort of incidental entertainment . The audience would probably be somewhat more enlightened than that which flocked ...
Essex House was now a sort of party headquarters , where all assembled who believed that their causes could best be furthered by the Earl and not , to use the Earl's own words , an old woman whose mind was as crooked as her body .
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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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