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Shakespeare: The Biography

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Drawing on an exceptional combination of skills as literary biographer, novelist, and chronicler of London history, Peter Ackroyd surely re-creates the world that shaped Shakespeare--and brings the playwright himself into unusually vivid focus. With characteristic narrative panache, Ackroyd immerses us in sixteenth-century Stratford and the rural landscape–the industry, the animals, even the flowers–that would appear in Shakespeare’s plays. He takes us through Shakespeare’s London neighborhood and the fertile, competitive theater world where he worked as actor and writer. He shows us Shakespeare as a businessman, and as a constant reviser of his writing. In joining these intimate details with profound intuitions about the playwright and his work, Ackroyd has produced an altogether engaging masterpiece.

Synopsis:

The best-selling biographer and author of London: The Biography sheds new light on the life of the great Elizabethan playwright and poet, reassessing Shakespeare's work within the context of sixteenth-century London and Stratford-upon-Avon, as well as his lasting legacy for world literature. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

About the Author

Peter Ackroyd was born in London in 1949. He achieved a Double First at Cambridge and studied in America at Yale as a Mellon Fellow. His first two publications were books of poetry; his first biography was about Ezra Pound and his first novel about Oscar Wilde. He is a successful novelist (drawing on history for most of his settings) and has written biographies of T.S. Eliot, Dickens, Blake and Thomas More. He has written and presented two TV series for the BBC (Dickens and London) and is the author of London: The Biography and Albion: The Origins of the English Imagination.

Table of Contents

Stratford-upon-Avon — The Queen's men — Lord Strange's men — The Earl of Pembroke's men — The Lord Chamberlain's men — New Place — The Globe — The King's men — Blackfriars.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307490827
Subtitle:
The Biography
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Ackroyd, Peter
Author:
Peter Ackroyd
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Literary
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Historical - General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical - British
Subject:
Dramatists, English
Subject:
Early modern, 1500-1700
Subject:
Shakespeare, William
Subject:
Dramatists, English -- Early modern, 1500-1700.
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Subject:
Drama-Shakespeare Criticism
Subject:
Literary Criticism : Shakespeare
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20061114
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
592

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Shakespeare: The Biography
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Product details 592 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307490827 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The best-selling biographer and author of London: The Biography sheds new light on the life of the great Elizabethan playwright and poet, reassessing Shakespeare's work within the context of sixteenth-century London and Stratford-upon-Avon, as well as his lasting legacy for world literature. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
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