The Genius of Shakespeare

The Genius of Shakespeare

by Jonathan Bate
     
 

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This 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 of his works, while Part Two traces their effects on succeeding generations. Never before has a single book combined new readings of Shakespeare's best-known plays with an authoritative summation of the authorship

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This 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 of his works, while Part Two traces their effects on succeeding generations. Never before has a single book combined new readings of Shakespeare's best-known plays with an authoritative summation of the authorship question, speculation on the biographical origin of the sonnets, and a history of how Shakespeare became an inspiration to later artists and a poet of international renown.

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"The best general study of Shakespeare I have read for a long time....Luminous....Lively and stimulating to the last."—John Gross, Sunday Telegraph

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195128239
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/01/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan Bate is King Alfred the Great Professor of English Literature at the University of Liverpool. He is the author of Shakespeare and Ovid (OUP, 1993), Shakespearean Constitutions (OUP, 1989), and Shakespeare and the English Romantic Imagination (OUP, 1986). Among his edited volumes are Titus Andronicus (Arden Shakespeare), Romantic Ecology, and The Romantics on Shakespeare.

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