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Shakespeare and Co: Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Dekker, Ben Jonson, Thomas Middleton, John Fletcher and the Other Players in His Story

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From one of our most distinguished Shakespeare scholars, here is a fascinating, lively, anecdotal work of forensic biography that firmly places Shakespeare within the hectic, exhilarating world in which he lived and wrote.

Theater in Shakespeare's day was a burgeoning “growth industry." Everyone knew everyone else, and they all sought to learn, borrow or steal from one another. As Stanley Wells suggests: "To see Shakespeare as one among a great company is only to enhance our sense of what made him unique.”

Wells explores Elizabethan and Jacobean theater, both behind the scenes and in front of the curtain. He examines how the great actors of the time influenced Shakespeare's work. He writes about the lives and works of the other major writers of Shakespeare’s day and discusses Shakespeare’s relationships—sometimes collaborative—with each of them. And throughout, Wells shares his vast knowledge of the period, re-creating and celebrating the sheer richness and variety of Shakespeare's social and cultural milieus.

Shakespeare and Co. gives us a new understanding of how the Bard achieved unparalleled singularity as the greatest writer in the language.

Synopsis:

A critical study of the world of Elizabethan and Jacobean theater and of Shakepeare's integral role within the theater of the period looks at the great actors with whom Shakespeare worked, their interpretations of his plays, and the lives and the works of other writers of his day, including Ben Jonson, Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Middleton, and others. 17,500 first printing.

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From the dean of Shakespeare studies comes a lively, entertaining work of biography that firmly locates Shakespeare within the hectic, exilarating world in which he lived and worked.Theatre in Shakespeare's daywas a growth industry. Everyone knew everyone else, and they all sought to learn, borrow, or steal from one another. Stanley Wells explores the theatre world from behind the scenes, examining how the great actors of thetime influenced Shakespeare's work. He writes about the lives and works of the other major writers of the day and discusses Shakespeare's relationships-sometimes collaborative-with each of them. Throughout, Wellsshares his vast knowledge of the period, re-creating and celebrating the sheer richness and variety of the social and cultural milieus that gave rise to the greatest writer in ourlanguage.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

About the Author

\Stanley Wells is the author of Shakespeare: For All Time, chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Emeritus Professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of Birmingham, general editor of the Penguin and Oxford editions of Shakespeare’s works and co-editor of The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare. He lives in England.

Table of Contents

The theatrical scene — William Shakespeare and the actors — Christopher Marlowe and Shakespeare's other early contemporaries — Thomas Dekker and London — Ben Jonson — Thomas Middleton and Shakespeare — The move to tragicomedy : John Fletcher and others — The succession : John Webster.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307497826
Subtitle:
Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Dekker, Ben Jonson, Thomas Middleton, John Fletcher, and the Other Players in His Story
Publisher:
Pantheon Books
Author:
Wells, Stanley
Author:
Stanley W. Wells
Author:
Wells, Stanley W.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : Shakespeare
Subject:
Literary Criticism : Drama
Subject:
Theater - History & Criticism
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Theater
Subject:
History
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Theater -- England -- London -- History.
Subject:
Shakespeare, William - Contemporaries
Subject:
Drama-Shakespeare Criticism
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20070410
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
285

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Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

Shakespeare and Co: Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Dekker, Ben Jonson, Thomas Middleton, John Fletcher and the Other Players in His Story
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Product details 285 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307497826 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A critical study of the world of Elizabethan and Jacobean theater and of Shakepeare's integral role within the theater of the period looks at the great actors with whom Shakespeare worked, their interpretations of his plays, and the lives and the works of other writers of his day, including Ben Jonson, Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Middleton, and others. 17,500 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , From the dean of Shakespeare studies comes a lively, entertaining work of biography that firmly locates Shakespeare within the hectic, exilarating world in which he lived and worked.Theatre in Shakespeare's daywas a growth industry. Everyone knew everyone else, and they all sought to learn, borrow, or steal from one another. Stanley Wells explores the theatre world from behind the scenes, examining how the great actors of thetime influenced Shakespeare's work. He writes about the lives and works of the other major writers of the day and discusses Shakespeare's relationships-sometimes collaborative-with each of them. Throughout, Wellsshares his vast knowledge of the period, re-creating and celebrating the sheer richness and variety of the social and cultural milieus that gave rise to the greatest writer in ourlanguage.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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