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Born a glover's son in Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare is renowned as the greatest writer the English language has ever known. His art was rooted in a specific type of theatre which first emerged after he was born and disappeared soon after his death, and yet his works are studied as much now as they ever have been, and his legacy continues to grow. The plays, with their popular appeal and complex dramatization, created a mesmeric and lasting impression and served to make 'The Bard' both the world's pre-eminent dramatist and the most quoted writer in literature.Shakespeare's life story is also the story of a flourishing of the English language, and of the literature of the stage in particular. We see in his plays the documenting of a changing world; the simultaneous undermining and affirmation of societies increasingly unstable hierarchy, and the energy, drama and violence of the London in which he wrote. Plays at the time - including Shakespeare's, despite their obvious quality - were not deemed 'literature' as we know it today - they were commodities meeting an ever growing demand.

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This biography provides the historical background to all the Shakespeare plays and sets his life in the context of his times

Synopsis:

Accessible and affordable illustrated biography

About the Author

Jeremy Lemmon is a teacher, a lecturer and a Shakespeare director. In collaboration with Ronald Watkins, he produced an edition of Macbeth and wrote four books in the In Shakespeare's Playhouse series, and has contributed to various periodicals, including The Times Literary Supplement, Theatre Notebook and On-Stage Studies. He was one of the group of Scholars and Practitioners that advised on the design of the reconstruction of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on Bankside in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781905791132
Author:
Lemmon, Jeremy
Publisher:
Haus Pub.
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Haus Publishing - Life & Times
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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Biography » Historical
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