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Shakespeare: The Seven Ages of Human Experience David Bevington

Shakespeare: The Seven Ages of Human Experience

David Bevington

Published February 4th 2009
ISBN : 9781405151955
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280 pages
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The extended second edition of this inspiring introduction to Shakespeare offers readers more insights into what makes Shakespeare great, and why we still read and perform his works.A highly innovative introduction to the extraordinary phenomenon ofMoreThe extended second edition of this inspiring introduction to Shakespeare offers readers more insights into what makes Shakespeare great, and why we still read and perform his works.A highly innovative introduction to the extraordinary phenomenon of ShakespeareExplores Shakespeares works through the Seven Ages of Man, from childhood to second childishness and mere oblivionNow includes more material on fathers and sons, the perils of courtship, the circumstances of Shakespeares own life, the performance history of his plays on stage and on screen, and moreA new final chapter on Shakespeare Today looks at the remarkable diversity of interpretations in modern criticism and performance of ShakespeareDiscusses a wide range of plays and poemsSuitable for both non-specialist readers, and scholars seeking a fresh approach to the study of Shakespeare