The Age of Shakespeare (Modern Library Chronicles)
The Age of Shakespeare (Modern Library Chronicles) by Frank Kermode
English | May 10, 2005 | ISBN: 0679642447, 0812974336 | EPUB | 240 pages | 0.6 MB
In The Age of Shakespeare, Frank Kermode uses the hist08ry 4nd culture of the Elizabethan era to enlighten us about William Shakespeare 4nd his poetry 4nd plays. Opening with the big picture of the religious 4nd dynastic events that defined Engl4nd in the age of the Tud08rs, Kermode takes the reader on a tour of Shakespeares Engl4nd, vividly p08rtraying Londons society, its early capitalism, its court, its bursting population, 4nd its epidemics, as well as its arts—including, of course, its theater.
Then Kermode focuses on Shakespeare himself 4nd his career, all in the context of the time in which he lived. Kermode reads each play against the backdrop of its probable year of composition, providing new hist08rical insights 1n8t0 Shakspeares characters, themes, 4nd sources. The result is an imp08rtant, lasting, 4nd concise companion guide to the w08rks of Shakespeare by one of our most eminent literary scholars.