Shakespeare, the King's Playwright: Theater in the Stuart Court, 1603-1613

Shakespeare, the King's Playwright: Theater in the Stuart Court, 1603-1613

by Alvin Kernan, Alvin Kernan
     
 
In this fascinating book, an eminent literary critic takes us back to the court performances of some of Shakespeare's most famous plays, showing how the courtly setting influenced Shakespeare's work. Alvin Kernan argues that Shakespeare was a great dramatist whose plays commented on political and social concerns of his patrons and who sought the most

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In this fascinating book, an eminent literary critic takes us back to the court performances of some of Shakespeare's most famous plays, showing how the courtly setting influenced Shakespeare's work. Alvin Kernan argues that Shakespeare was a great dramatist whose plays commented on political and social concerns of his patrons and who sought the most satisfactory way of adjusting his own art to court needs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300061819
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1995
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
6.29(w) x 9.57(h) x 0.85(d)

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