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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Still , he poisons a whole convent of nuns , contrives that his daughter's two lovers shall kill each other , and finally proposes to slaughter the leaders of the invading Turks and to massacre the Turkish troops in a monastery .
... and Elizabeth of York , and the inauguration of the Tudor dynasty which must die with the death of Elizabeth of England . The whole tetralogy was cunningly designed to exploit various popular emotions and certain artistic devices .
If only all the commanders could have shown the scorn of plunder which Essex , with all his faults , regarded as the mark of a good victor , then the whole expedition could have been one of the true glories of the reign .
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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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