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The Resource Shakespeare : the biography, Peter Ackroyd

Shakespeare : the biography, Peter Ackroyd

Label
Shakespeare : the biography
Title
Shakespeare
Title remainder
the biography
Statement of responsibility
Peter Ackroyd
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Biographer and novelist Ackroyd brings William Shakespeare to life in the manner of a contemporary rather than a biographer. His method is to position the playwright in the context of his world, exploring everything from Stratford's humble town to its fields of wildflowers; discerning influences on the plays from unexpected quarters; and entering London with the playwright as modern theatre, as we know it, is just beginning to emerge. Writing as though we are observing Shakespeare and his circle of friends, patrons, managers, and fellow actors and writers, Ackroyd is able to see Shakespeare's genius from within, so we feel that Ackroyd the writer merges with Shakespeare the writer, the poet, the man; and thus with great sympathy and clarity we experience the way in which Shakespeare worked.--From publisher description
Summary
Sheds new light on the life of the great Elizabethan playwright and poet, reassessing Shakespeare's work within the context of sixteenth-century London and Stratford-upon-Avon, as well as his lasting legacy for world literature
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2005.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
184374
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 822.3/3
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2894
LC item number
.A26 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
Shakespeare : the biography, Peter Ackroyd
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Great Britain : Chatto & Windus, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [537]-548) and index
Contents
Stratford-upon-Avon -- The Queen's men -- Lord Strange's men -- The Earl of Pembroke's men -- The Lord Chamberlain's men -- New Place -- The Globe -- The King's men -- Blackfriars
Control code
2501382
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 572 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385511391
Lccn
2005043903
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm58919812
  • (OCoLC)58919812
Label
Shakespeare : the biography, Peter Ackroyd
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published: Great Britain : Chatto & Windus, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [537]-548) and index
Contents
Stratford-upon-Avon -- The Queen's men -- Lord Strange's men -- The Earl of Pembroke's men -- The Lord Chamberlain's men -- New Place -- The Globe -- The King's men -- Blackfriars
Control code
2501382
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 572 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385511391
Lccn
2005043903
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm58919812
  • (OCoLC)58919812

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