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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If you wanted a historical parallel to the dangerous times , you could get it as easily from the assassination of Julius Caesar as from the deposition of Richard II . But before writing Julius Caesar , Shakespeare had a certain vein of ...
His copies of North's Plutarch and Holinshed's Chronicles were worn out : he wanted no more moral lessons from history . These brief essays of Michel Eyquem de Montaigne – in John Florio's translation , completed and published in that ...
The citizens ' wives wanted dreams that ended nicely , and these they got . Not that Beaumont and Fletcher had any qualms about disclosing their opinion of this bourgeois taste for romance and prettiness . In their very charming comedy ...
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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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