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El Mundo de Shakespeare (El Otro Lado)

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W. H. Auden esta considerado como el poeta y ensayista mas influyente de la literatura en lengua inglesa desde T. S. Eliot. Los ensayos de Auden, como los de Eliot, se caracterizan tanto por su vasta cultura y por el estilo etico y apasionado, como por su toma de distancia de la ensayistica academica. En Auden, ademas, se agregan un componente mas personal y digresivo. El ...more
Paperback, 196 pages
Published March 30th 2004 by Adriana Hidalgo Editora (first published 2000)
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Far too pompous and long winded. Some accuse Auden of making things too common and accessible. Not only do I not agree that that is possible, I certainly do not agree he did it. Not in this book of lectures, anyway.

Shakespeare critical essays vary widely. They can go from simple reflections on what the author does and doesn't like about a given play, to meticulous, footnote infested, self-aggrandizing dissections of each and every single last aspect of every word of every play, complete with pag
This is more director's lectures, then literature professor's ones. Bold treatments of Shakespeare's plots, characters and themes are of course subjective. But since Auden is so educated and talanted man you read those treatments as if they should be implemented on-stage.
Should have been titled "Conversations about Shakespeare." Not at all comprehensive, Auden simply talks about whatever he feels like, and it's all very entertaining. He disliked "The Merry Wives of Windsor" so much that he refused to lecture on it to his class.
Apr 03, 2008 peaseblossom rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: shakespeare/auden enthusiasts
This intriguing book is compiled from class notes from a series of lectures Auden gave. They often veer way off-topic, but they usually offer some worthwhile criticism.
Kristen Gongora
Jun 12, 2007 Kristen Gongora rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anti-Stratfordians
Auden the iconoclast - fascinating, bold opinions on Shakespeare. It is quite something to read this celebrated poet's ideas on the most celebrated poet ever.
Jay Carraway
Especially for one sharp, dry line: "Lear does not benefit from a stage performance."
Master poet- but I find the criticism in the book mediocre. Is it just me?
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