By Victor Kiernan,Michael Wood
'This booklet rests on a lifetime’s wondering historical past. It is helping us see Shakespeare in “a extra sensible light”.’
Times Literary Supplement
By putting the performs inside this context of an rising modernity, Kiernan upends our belief of Shakespeare's writings. He indicates that those social adjustments, and particularly the altering roles of girls, are an important to our figuring out of the Comedies, within which the confusion of identification, cover, and cross-dressing play a imperative function, whereas the Histories equally replicate the dying of feudal allegiances and the advance of the fashionable nation.
Featuring a brand new creation by way of Michael wooden, Shakespeare: Poet and Citizen offers a wealthy source for either scholars of literature and for the overall reader trying to find new perception into the lifetime of our best dramatist.
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