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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Prose - writing was , admittedly , a craft more distinguished than glove - making , but Sir Philip Sidney had not yet demonstrated how , through wit , melody and a gently compelling narrative , it could be turned into an art close to ...
He had written the end ; now he had to write the beginning , showing that the York - Lancaster conflict was a curse stemming from one man's sin , a sin that no number of pilgrimages to the Holy Land could expiate .
But before writing Julius Caesar , Shakespeare had a certain vein of comedy to get out of his system . He was convinced that the Jonsonian approach to the form was wrong : both satire on the times ( dangerous , anyway ) and pasteboard ...
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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
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Mural of St George and the Dragon from the Guild Chapel StratforduponAvon page
Robert Dudley Earl of Leicester page
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