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The Essential Shakespeare : A Biographical Adventure - J. Dover Wilson

The Essential Shakespeare

A Biographical Adventure

Paperback Published: 3rd March 1932
ISBN: 9780521091107
Number Of Pages: 160

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John Dover Wilson (1881 1969) was a renowned scholar of Renaissance drama, particularly known for his work on Shakespeare. Originally published in 1932, this book, in accordance with its subtitle, takes the form of an interpretative 'adventure' through Shakespeare's life. In the absence of biographical detail, Wilson provides us with a personal perspective that is nevertheless rigorously faithful to the known facts regarding the life, the plays and the surrounding historical context. More broadly, the text is also concerned with the question of how a poetic or creative talent is manifested and nurtured. This concise and highly readable volume will be invaluable for anyone with an interest in Shakespeare, literary criticism, or the history of English literature."

The Grafton Portrait
Images of Shakespeare
The Elizabethan scene
Enter William Shakespeare with divers of worship
Comedy and character
History and politics
The razor-edge
The enchanted island
References and notes
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521091107
ISBN-10: 0521091101
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 3rd March 1932
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.84 x 12.85  x 0.86
Weight (kg): 0.16