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Genius of Shakespeare: Tenth Anniversary Edition / Edition 10
     

Genius of Shakespeare: Tenth Anniversary Edition / Edition 10

by Jonathan Bate
 

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ISBN-10: 0195372999

ISBN-13: 9780195372991

Pub. Date: 11/04/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


This fascinating book by one of Britain's most acclaimed Shakespeare scholars explores the extraordinary staying-power of the world's most famous dramatist. Bate opens by taking up questions of authorship and then goes on to trace Shakespeare's canonization and near-deification, examining not only the uniqueness of his status among English-speaking readers but

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This fascinating book by one of Britain's most acclaimed Shakespeare scholars explores the extraordinary staying-power of the world's most famous dramatist. Bate opens by taking up questions of authorship and then goes on to trace Shakespeare's canonization and near-deification, examining not only the uniqueness of his status among English-speaking readers but also his effect on literary cultures across the globe. Ambitious, wide-ranging, and historically rich, this book shapes a provocative inquiry into the nature of genius as it ponders the legacy of a talent unequalled in English letters. A bold and meticulous work of scholarship, The Genius of Shakespeare is also lively and accessibly written and will appeal to any reader who has marveled at the Bard and the enduring power of his work. This tenth anniversary edition has a new twenty-page afterword that addresses the renewed interest in Shakespeare and recent film adaptations of his most celebrated works.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195372991
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/04/2008
Edition description:
Anniversary
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
835,081
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Part One: Who is Shakespeare? What is he?
1. A Life of Anecdote
2. Shakespeare's Autobiographical Poems?
3. The Authorship Controversy
4. Marlowe's Ghost
5. Shakespeare's Peculiarity
Part Two: The Shakespeare Effect
6. The Original Genius
7. The National Poet
8. All the World his Stage
9. From Character to Icon
10. The Laws of the Shakespearean Universe
Afterword
Notes
Index

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