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Shakespeare : the seven ages of human experience

Shakespeare : the seven ages of human experience

Author: David M Bevington
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

* Second edition of this highly innovative introduction to the extraordinary phenomenon of Shakespeare. * Offers readers insights into what makes Shakespeare great, and why we still read and perform  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David M Bevington
ISBN: 1405127538 9781405127530
OCLC Number: 186667072
Description: xi, 264 s
Contents: List of illustrations.To the Reader.1 All the World's a Stage: Poetry and Theatre.2 Creeping Like Snail: Childhood, Education, Early Friendship, Sibling Rivalries.3 Sighing Like Furnace: Courtship and Sexual Desire.4 Full of Strange Oaths and Bearded Like the Pard: The Coming-of-Age of the Male.5 Jealous in Honour: Love and Friendship in Crises.6 Wise Saws: Political and Social Disillusionment, Humankind's Relationship to the Divine, and Philosophical Scepticism.7 Modern Instances: Misogyny, Jealousy, Pessimism, and Midlife Crises.8 The Lean and Slippered Pantaloon: Ageing Fathers and their Daughters.9 Last Scene of All: Retirement from the Theatre.10 Shakespeare Today.Notes.Further Reading.Index
Responsibility: David Bevington.


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"David Bevington's knowledge of Shakespeare is formidable. In this wonderful new book, Bevington uses the "seven ages of man" speech from As You Like It to weave together Shakespeare's plays and Read more...

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