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Bate, Jonathan
Soul of the age : a biography of the mind of William Shakespeare / Jonathan Bate
1st ed
New York : Random House, c2009
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  PR2894 .B28 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Subject(s) Dramatists, English -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- Biography
Subject England -- Civilization -- 16th century
England -- Civilization -- 17th century
England -- Intellectual life -- 16th century
England -- Intellectual life -- 17th century
Physical Description xix, 471 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [427]-455) and index
Contents Stratford 1564 -- The discovery of England -- The boy from the Greenwood -- Old world, new man? -- Stratford grammar -- After Palingenius -- Continuing education : the art of translation -- The school of Prospero -- Shakespeare's small library -- The married man -- Before the bawdy court -- The perplexities of love -- The famous victory of Queen Elizabeth -- Essex man? : A political tragedy in five acts -- The clash of civilizations -- Shakespeare and Jacobean geopolitics -- At Clement's Inn -- After Machiavelli -- The king's man -- The myth of Shakespeare's retirement -- The principal comedians -- The foolosopher -- The readiness is all -- Shakespeare the epicurean -- Exit and reentrance
Summary Bate's Soul of the Age tells the story of the great dramatist while deducing the crucial events of Shakespeare's life, connecting those events to his world and work as never before, and revealing how this unsurpassed artist came to be

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