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Shakespeare

Shakespeare

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“[T]his slim volume…is committed to a description of Shakespeare’s thought as it is evinced in the works which he has left us.” Noted feminist and internationally bestselling author Germaine Greer explores Shakespeare as a thinker, unraveling the methods he used to dramatize moral and intellectual issues. Her astute and highly

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“[T]his slim volume…is committed to a description of Shakespeare’s thought as it is evinced in the works which he has left us.” Noted feminist and internationally bestselling author Germaine Greer explores Shakespeare as a thinker, unraveling the methods he used to dramatize moral and intellectual issues. Her astute and highly original look at the Bard covers his life, his poetics and politics, his characters (especially his “passionate and pure” females), his audience, and his theater—all placed in the larger context of Elizabethan society and culture. As long as Shakespeare's work remains central to the English-speaking world, Greer concludes, it will retain the values that make it unique.

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Review from previous edition "The clearest and simplest explanation of Shakespeare's thought I have yet read."—Auberon Waugh

"Writing with full awareness that the plays were intended for the theatre, Greer is interested in the dialectic of language, performance, audience ... her clarity and her insistence on response make this an admirable book for sixth-formers."—Times Educational Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402782312
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
12/07/2010
Series:
A Brief Insight
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,014,931
File size:
13 MB
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Meet the Author


Germaine Greer is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Studies at Warwick University. She is also one of the most important feminist voices of the 20th century, a journalist, a scholar, and a bestselling author of books on such controversial topics as female sexuality. Her most famous work is The Female Eunuch, first published in 1970, and she is also author of Shakespeare’s Wife.

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Shakespeare 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seems rather ibtresting if you tell me