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Shakespeare at Work, 1592-1603

ISBN 9781138981775
Published October 17, 2016 by Routledge
336 Pages

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Book Description

Shakespeare against the background of his times, his world of the theatre and his dramatic development through the last years of Elizabeth’s reign. Originally published in 1933 and republished in 1958, this great work is an imagining, in plain narrative, of the life of Shakespeare backed with evidence of the history of the stage. Whatever wider significances modern critics distill from Shakespeare’s plays, it remains an elementary fact that he wrote plays to interest and entertain his contemporaries and this book takes a look at the immediate interests of his audience and how his work responded to them.

Table of Contents

Preface  1. The Upstart Crow  2. Education of a Dramatist  3. Experiments  4. The Passing of an Eclipse  5. Maturity  6. The New Comedy  7. The Globe  8. The Lost Leader  9. Tumultuous Interludes  10. The Tragedy of Hamlet  11. End of an Epoch.  Commentary

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