Shakespeare

Shakespeare

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by Germaine Greer
     
 

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A clear introduction to Shakespeare's plays, this volume examines them in detail and shows how Shakespeare dramatized moral and intellectual issues in such a way that his audience became dazzlingly aware of an imaginative dimension to daily life. Germaine Greer argues that as long as Shakespeare's work remains central to English cultural life, it will retain the

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A clear introduction to Shakespeare's plays, this volume examines them in detail and shows how Shakespeare dramatized moral and intellectual issues in such a way that his audience became dazzlingly aware of an imaginative dimension to daily life. Germaine Greer argues that as long as Shakespeare's work remains central to English cultural life, it will retain the values which make it unique in the world.

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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:
9780192802491
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Series:
Very Short Introductions Series
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 4.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
1410L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Germaine Greer is Special Lecturer and Unofficial Fellow at Newnham College, Cambridge. She is the best-selling author of The Female Eunuch and Sex and Destiny.

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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