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Shakespeare : the biography

Author: Peter Ackroyd
Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Biographer and novelist Ackroyd brings William Shakespeare to life in the manner of a contemporary rather than a biographer. His method is to position the playwright in the context of his world, exploring everything from Stratford's humble town to its fields of wildflowers; discerning influences on the plays from unexpected quarters; and entering London with the playwright as modern theatre, as we know it, is just  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ackroyd, Peter, 1949-
Shakespeare.
New York : Nan A. Talese, ©2005
(DLC) 2005043903
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Ackroyd
OCLC Number: 232157372
Notes: Originally published: Great Britain : Chatto & Windus, 2005.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 572 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Stratford-upon-Avon --
The Queen's men --
Lord Strange's men --
The Earl of Pembroke's men --
The Lord Chamberlain's men --
New Place --
The Globe --
The King's men --
Blackfriars.
Responsibility: Peter Ackroyd.

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Biographer and novelist Ackroyd brings William Shakespeare to life in the manner of a contemporary rather than a biographer. His method is to position the playwright in the context of his world, exploring everything from Stratford's humble town to its fields of wildflowers; discerning influences on the plays from unexpected quarters; and entering London with the playwright as modern theatre, as we know it, is just beginning to emerge. Writing as though we are observing Shakespeare and his circle of friends, patrons, managers, and fellow actors and writers, Ackroyd is able to see Shakespeare's genius from within, so we feel that Ackroyd the writer merges with Shakespeare the writer, the poet, the man; and thus with great sympathy and clarity we experience the way in which Shakespeare worked.--From publisher description.

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