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William Shakespeare

English · Hardback

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Zusatztext Baker offers an introduction and reassessment of the life and works of William Shakespeare for undergraduate and graduate students and general readers. He considers Shakespeare's output from his earliest work through his mature dramas and late plays within the context of his life, and focuses on an account of what is known about him, rather than speculation about what is not. He reviews different theories relating to Shakespeare's life and work, including his assumed Catholic connections and associations with the Earls of Essex and Southampton, with an emphasis on the facts. He also focuses on genre, with discussion of The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night, Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, Henry V, Hamlet, Measure for Measure, and The Tempest as representative examples." -Eithne O'Leyne, BOOK NEWS, Inc. Informationen zum Autor William Baker is Trustee Professor, Distinguished Research Professor, Department of English and University Libraries, at Northern Illinois University, USA. He is the author/editor of numerous books and his co-authored Harold Pinter: A Bibliographical History and his The Letters of Wilkie Collins were honoured by Choice as the year's most outstanding books (2006 and 2000).WILLIAM BAKER is Professor, Department of English, and Professor, University Libraries, at Northern Illinois University. His previous books include Recent Work in Critical Theory, 1989-1995: An Annotated Bibliography (1996), Twentieth-Century Bibliography and Textual Criticism: An Annotated Bibliography (2000), and A Companion to the Victorian Novel (2002), all available from Greenwood Press. He also coedited The Letters of Wilkie Collins (1999), and has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for 2002-2003 to edit another three volumes of Wilkie Collins's letters. Vorwort A concise, accessible introduction to Shakespeare's life and work which focuses on what we know, assessing the differing theories and avoiding speculation. Zusammenfassung An introduction to Shakespeare's life and work which focuses on what we know, assessing the differing theories and avoiding speculation. It offers a reassessment of Shakespeare and his creative output from his earliest work through his 'mature' drama and the late plays. Inhaltsverzeichnis Preface Acknowledgments 1. Early Life: Birth, upbringing, family, marriage. England at the time2. London: The Elizabethan stage, the early History Plays. 3. The Poems and Sonnets4. Working Dramatist: The Comedies5. Political Unrest: Elizabeth's last years 6. The Tragedies7. The New Regime, the Problem Plays8. Shakespeare as Collaborator 9. The Last Years: The Late Romances 10. Conclusion: Shakespeare's life enshrined. The First Folio NotesBibliography Index...

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Authors William Baker
Publisher Bloomsbury Academic
 
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 01.09.2009
 
EAN 9781847064080
ISBN 978-1-84706-408-0
No. of pages 192
Series Writers Lives
Writers Lives S.
Writers Lives
Writers Lives S.
Subject Humanities, art, music > Linguistics and literary studies > General and comparative literary studies

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