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Shakespeare : the biography

Author: Peter Ackroyd
Publisher: New York : Anchor eBooks, [2010]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ackroyd, Peter, 1949-
Shakespeare.
New York : Anchor eBooks, [2010]
(OCoLC)62264392
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 9780307490827 0307490823
OCLC Number: 681549318
Description: 1 online resource (626 pages) : illustrations
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.
Responsibility: Peter Ackroyd.

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Peter Ackroyd's method is to position Shakespeare in the close context of his world. In this way, Ackroyd not only richly conjures up the texture of Shakespeare's life, but also imparts an amazing  Read more...

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"It really is a stupendous achievement . . . Peter Ackroyd is back at the height of his powers."-Phil Baker, "Sunday Times"

 
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