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Shakespeare on Theatre
(Book). Shakespeare was a man of the theatre to his core, so it is no surprise that he repeatedly contemplated the nuts and bolts of his craft in his plays and poems. Shakespeare scholar Nick de Somogyi here draws together all the cherishable set pieces including "All the world's a stage," Hamlet's encounters with the Players, and Bottom's amateur theatricals along with ...more
Paperback, 213 pages
Published April 1st 2013 by Opus Books
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This is a clear and wonderfully researched book on all aspects of the actors' lives and workplaces in Renaissance England. Shakespeare and his contemporaries commented frequently on their work, both in plays and in letters and poems, and de Somogyi has done a remarkable job of compiling these sources. My only frustration with the book was the number of long quotations.
William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "The Bard"). His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been ...moreMore about William Shakespeare...