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The Resource This is Shakespeare, Emma Smith

This is Shakespeare, Emma Smith

Label
This is Shakespeare
Title
This is Shakespeare
Statement of responsibility
Emma Smith
Creator
Contributor
Author
Publisher
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A genius and prophet whose timeless works encapsulate the human condition like no others. A writer who surpassed his contemporaries in vision, originality and literary mastery. Who wrote like an angel, putting it all so much better than anyone else. Is this Shakespeare? Well, sort of. But it doesn't really tell us the whole truth. So much of what we say about Shakespeare is either not true, or just not relevant, deflecting us from investigating the challenges of his inconsistencies and flaws. This electrifying new book thrives on revealing, not resolving, the ambiguities of Shakespeare's plays and their changing topicality. It introduces an intellectually, theatrically and ethically exciting writer who engages with intersectionality as much as with Ovid, with economics as much as poetry- who writes in strikingly modern ways about individual agency, privacy, politics, celebrity and sex. It takes us into a world of politicking and copy-catting, as we watch him emulating the blockbusters of Christopher Marlowe and Thomas Kyd, the Spielberg and Tarantino of their day; flirting with and skirting round the cut-throat issues of succession politics, religious upheaval and technological change. The Shakespeare in this book poses awkward questions rather than offering bland answers, always implicating us in working out what it might mean. The author is a lecturer in English at the University of Oxford, Professor of Shakespeare Studies, and a Fellow of Hertford College
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Cataloging source
YDX
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1970 May 15-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Emma
Dewey number
822.33
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Penguin Random House
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • English drama
  • English drama
Target audience
adult
Label
This is Shakespeare, Emma Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The taming of the shrew -- Richard III -- The comedy of errors -- Richard II -- Romeo and Juliet -- A midsummer night's dream -- The merchant of Venice -- Henry IV -- Much ado about nothing -- Julius Caesar -- Hamlet -- Twelfth night -- Measure for measure -- Othello -- King Lear -- Macbeth -- Antony and Cleopatra -- Coriolanus -- The winter's tale -- The tempest
Control code
000065280535
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
349 pages
Isbn
9780241392157
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
be2019018302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1047798429
Label
This is Shakespeare, Emma Smith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The taming of the shrew -- Richard III -- The comedy of errors -- Richard II -- Romeo and Juliet -- A midsummer night's dream -- The merchant of Venice -- Henry IV -- Much ado about nothing -- Julius Caesar -- Hamlet -- Twelfth night -- Measure for measure -- Othello -- King Lear -- Macbeth -- Antony and Cleopatra -- Coriolanus -- The winter's tale -- The tempest
Control code
000065280535
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
349 pages
Isbn
9780241392157
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
be2019018302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1047798429

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