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The age of Shakespeare

Author: Frank Kermode
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2004.
Series: Modern Library chronicles, 15.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Modern Library edView all editions and formats
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In this book, Kermode uses the history and culture of the Elizabethan era to enlighten us about William Shakespeare and his poetry and plays. Opening with the big picture of the religious and dynastic events that defined England in the age of the Tudors, Kermode takes the reader on a tour of Shakespeare's England, portraying London's society, its early capitalism, its court, its bursting population, and its  Read more...
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Kermode, Frank, 1919-
Age of Shakespeare.
New York : Modern Library, 2004
(OCoLC)607075034
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Kermode
ISBN: 0679642447 9780679642442
OCLC Number: 52970550
Description: 214 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Contents: Reformation and the succession problem --
The England of Elizabeth --
Shakespeare goes to London --
The Lord Chamberlain's men --
The theaters --
Early Shakespeare --
The Globe --
Plays at the Globe --
The blackfriars.
Series Title: Modern Library chronicles, 15.
Responsibility: Frank Kermode.
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In this book, Kermode uses the history and culture of the Elizabethan era to enlighten us about William Shakespeare and his poetry and plays. Opening with the big picture of the religious and dynastic events that defined England in the age of the Tudors, Kermode takes the reader on a tour of Shakespeare's England, portraying London's society, its early capitalism, its court, its bursting population, and its epidemics, as well as its arts--including, of course, its theater. Then Kermode focuses on Shakespeare himself and his career, all in the context of the time in which he lived. Kermode reads each play against the backdrop of its probable year of composition, providing new historical insights into Shakspeare's characters, themes, and sources. The result is an important, lasting, and concise companion guide to the works of Shakespeare by one of our most eminent literary scholars.--From publisher description.

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