logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
The Age of Shakespeare - Frank Kermode
The Age of Shakespeare
by: (author)
3.00 5
In The Age of Shakespeare, Frank Kermode uses the history and culture of the Elizabethan era to enlighten us about William Shakespeare and his poetry and plays. Opening with the big picture of the religious and dynastic events that defined England in the age of the Tudors, Kermode takes the... show more
In The Age of Shakespeare, Frank Kermode uses the history and culture of the Elizabethan era to enlighten us about William Shakespeare and his poetry and plays. Opening with the big picture of the religious and dynastic events that defined England in the age of the Tudors, Kermode takes the reader on a tour of Shakespeare’s England, vividly portraying London’s society, its early capitalism, its court, its bursting population, and its epidemics, as well as its arts—including, of course, its theater. Then Kermode focuses on Shakespeare himself and 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 historical insights into Shakspeare’s characters, themes, and sources. The result is an important, lasting, and concise companion guide to the works of Shakespeare by one of our most eminent literary scholars.From the Hardcover edition.
show less
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780812974331 (0812974336)
Publisher: Modern Library
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
Series: Modern Library Chronicles 6 (#15)
Bookstores:
Other editions (7)
Books by Frank Kermode
On shelves
Share this Book
Need help?