Shakespeare and the Book

David Scott Kastan


Shakespeare and the Book

Shakespeare and the Book

  • Title: Shakespeare and the Book
  • Author: David Scott Kastan
  • ISBN: 9780521786515
  • Page: 241
  • Format: Paperback

Shakespeare shakespeare also known as The Shakespeare Web has returned to its original home, after an absence of several years It is undergoing a sea change, into something rich and strange. Shakespeare Online Imagery of Disease in Hamlet In Hamlet Shakespeare weaves the dominant motif of disease into every scene to illustrate the corrupt state of Denmark and Hamlet s all consuming pessimism Images of ulcers, pleurisy, full body pustules, apoplexy, and madness parallel the sins of drunkenness, espionage, war, adultery, and murder, to reinforce the central idea that Denmark is dying. William Shakespeare Biography and Works Search Texts William Shakespeare , The Bard of Avon , English poet and playwright wrote the famous Sonnets and numerous highly successful oft quoted dramatic works including the tragedy of the Prince of Denmark, Hamlet Neither a borrower nor a lender be For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. William Shakespeare Biography William Shakespeare Family Life The Biography Section provides information regarding Shakespeare s ancestry, his parents John Shakespeare and Mary Arden , his childhood, his education, his family, parents, brothers and sisters, his marriage to wife Anne Hathaway, his children and Grandchildren, Sir William Davenant possible an illegitimate son of William Shakespeare his William Shakespeare Plays, Quotes, Biography Poems William Shakespeare was an English playwright, actor and poet who was also known as the Bard of Avon and is often called England s national poet Shakespeare s works are known throughout Shakespeare s Plays Shakespeare s Plays Before the publication of the First Folio in , nineteen of the thirty seven plays in Shakespeare s canon had appeared in quarto format With the exception of Othello , all of the quartos were published prior to the date of Shakespeare s retirement from the theatre in about It is unlikely that Shakespeare was involved directly with the printing of any of his Shakespeare s Sonnets An excellent book which explores the close relationship between Southwell and Shakespeare There are verbal parallels, echoes and borrowings from Southwell by Shakespeare than from any other author, not excluding Holinshed and North Plutarch. William Shakespeare Poet Academy of American Poets read poems by this poet William Shakespeare was born on April , , in Stratford upon Avon The son of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden, he was probably educated at the King Edward VI Grammar School in Stratford, where he learned Latin and a little Greek and read the Roman dramatists. BBC iWonder William Shakespeare The life and legacy Shakespeare s plays are known for their universal themes and insight into the human condition Yet much about the playwright is a mystery. Hamlet Folger Library Shakespeare Hamlet is Shakespeare s most popular, and most puzzling, play It follows the form of a revenge tragedy, in which the hero, Hamlet, seeks vengeance against his father s murderer, his uncle Claudius, now the king of Denmark.



This book is a authoritative account of Shakespeare s plays as they were transformed from scripts to be performed into books to be read, and eventually from popular entertainment into the centerpieces of the English literary canon Kastan examines the motives and activities of Shakespeare s first publishers the curious eighteenth century schizophrenia that saw ShakespeareThis book is a authoritative account of Shakespeare s plays as they were transformed from scripts to be performed into books to be read, and eventually from popular entertainment into the centerpieces of the English literary canon Kastan examines the motives and activities of Shakespeare s first publishers the curious eighteenth century schizophrenia that saw Shakespeare radically modified on stage at the very moment that scholars were working to establish and restore the genuine texts, and the exhilarating possibilities of electronic media for presenting Shakespeare now to new generations of readers This is an important contribution to Shakespearean textual scholarship, to the history of the early English book trade, and to the theory of drama itself.


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Interesting book about the publication history of Shakespeare's plays.


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