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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erudite man , university - trained , skilled in the law and the sciences , his eyes and ears schooled by the Grand Tour , could write the works traditionally attributed to a player out of the gross byre or pigsty of Warwickshire .
What should he write about ? I assume that his aim was to be a poet and not a prose - writer . As with the ancients , prose then was a medium for exposition of the useful or the moral : it was for recipes , homilies , history .
Dekker was also a delightful writer of pamphlets about this real London : his The Gull's Hornbook is a classic guide to the manners of the city . ... Jonson was always a slow worker , and it took him four months to write The Poetaster .
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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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