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This Is Shakespeare (Hardcover) Loot Price: R318
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This Is Shakespeare (Hardcover): Emma Smith

This Is Shakespeare (Hardcover)

Emma Smith

Series: Pelican Books

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'I admire the freshness and attack of her writing, the passion and curiosity that light up the page. The book does something very important - it makes you impatient to see or re-read the plays at once' Hilary Mantel A genius and prophet whose timeless works encapsulate the human condition like no others. A writer who surpassed his contemporaries in vision, originality and literary mastery. Who wrote like an angel, putting it all so much better than anyone else. Is this Shakespeare? Well, sort of. But it doesn't really tell us the whole truth. So much of what we say about Shakespeare is either not true, or just not relevant, deflecting us from investigating the challenges of his inconsistencies and flaws. This electrifying new book thrives on revealing, not resolving, the ambiguities of Shakespeare's plays and their changing topicality. It introduces an intellectually, theatrically and ethically exciting writer who engages with intersectionality as much as with Ovid, with economics as much as poetry: who writes in strikingly modern ways about individual agency, privacy, politics, celebrity and sex. It takes us into a world of politicking and copy-catting, as we watch him emulating the blockbusters of Christopher Marlowe and Thomas Kyd, the Spielberg and Tarantino of their day; flirting with and skirting round the cut-throat issues of succession politics, religious upheaval and technological change. The Shakespeare in this book poses awkward questions rather than offering bland answers, always implicating us in working out what it might mean. This is Shakespeare. And he needs your attention.

General

Imprint: Pelican
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Pelican Books
Release date: May 2019
Authors: Emma Smith
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 42mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 368
ISBN-13: 978-0-241-39215-7
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Performing arts
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Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Poetry & poets > General
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Plays & playwrights > 16th to 18th centuries
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > General
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Plays & playwrights > 16th to 18th centuries > Shakespeare studies & criticism
LSN: 0-241-39215-2
Barcode: 9780241392157

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