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Who was William Shakespeare? : an introduction to the life and works

Author: Dympna Callaghan
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A new study of Shakespeare's life and times, which illuminates our understanding and appreciation of his works. This book: Combines an accessible fully historicised treatment of both the life and the plays, suited to both undergraduate and popular audiences ; Looks at 24 of the most significant plays and the sonnets through the lens of various aspects of Shakespeare's life and historical environment ; Addresses  Read more...
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Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dympna Callaghan
ISBN: 9780470658468 0470658460 9780470658475 0470658479
OCLC Number: 795020547
Description: xii, 307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: The Life. Who was William Shakespeare? ; Writing ; Religion ; Status ; Theatre. --
Part II: The Plays. Comedies: Shakespeare's Social Life ; English and Roman Histories: Shakespeare's Politics ; Tragedies: Shakespeare in Love and Loss ; Romances: Shakespeare and Theatrical Magic.
Responsibility: Dympna Callaghan.

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This new study of Shakespeare's life and times, which illuminates our understanding and appreciation of his works, combines an accessible fully historicized treatment of both the life and the plays,  Read more...

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[A] highly readable introduction to the Life and Works, in the best tradition of that ancient and worthy genre. It is furthermore a piece of New Historical criticism at its sober best With such Read more...

 
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