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The genius of Shakespeare

Author: Jonathan Bate
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Genius of Shakespeare is a new kind of biography: a biography of Shakespeare's talent and reputation, beyond the limits of his actual life. Part One explores the origins and development of his works, Part Two traces their effects on succeeding generations, and demonstrates how Shakespeare came to be regarded as the supreme dramatist.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Bate
ISBN: 0195128230 9780195128239 0195121961 9780195121964
OCLC Number: 38067661
Description: xiv, 384 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Who is Shakespeare? What is he? --
A life of anecdote --
Shakespeare's autobiographical poems? --
The authorship controversy --
Marlowe's ghost --
Shakespeare's peculiarity --
The Shakespeare effect --
The original genius --
The national poet --
All the world his stage --
From character to icon --
The laws of the Shakespearean universe.
Responsibility: Jonathan Bate.
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The Genius of Shakespeare is a new kind of biography: a biography of Shakespeare's talent and reputation, beyond the limits of his actual life. Part One explores the origins and development of his works, Part Two traces their effects on succeeding generations, and demonstrates how Shakespeare came to be regarded as the supreme dramatist.

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