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 citizens ' wives wanted dreams that ended nicely , and these they got . ... In their very charming comedy The Knight of the Burning Pestle , a London grocer and his wife , especially his wife , comment incessantly , from their seats ...
The plot is a creaking engine , with incest , shipwreck , pirates , a dead wife who is not really dead , attempted murder , miracles , and there is no room for character development . We can see Shakespeare's hand in the fishermen's ...
And many a man there is , even at this present , Now while I speak this , holds his wife by th'arm That little thinks she has been sluic'd in's absence , And his pond fish'd by his next neighbour , by Sir Smile , his neighbour .
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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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