Shakespeare: For All Time (Hardback)
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Short Description for Shakespeare 'What a joy to read such a delightful account of Shakespeare and all he has meant to the world over the centuries' - Dame Judi Dench
- Published: 20 September 2002
- Format: Hardback 356 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780333904992 ISBN 10: 0333904990
- Sales rank: 1,031,263
Full description for Shakespeare
An entertaining, authoritative and informative account of Shakespeare's life work and legacy from our leading Shakespearean scholar. The first part of the book is an evocative biographical sketch, scotching many myths - was Shakespeare Catholic? Was Anne Hathaway pregnant when they married? How could the son of a provincial glovemaker become the greatest playwright the world has known? The book fleshes out the meagre facts into a rounded portrait of the man. Wells then turns his attention to the plays themselves, their structure, their content and the language which has proved so memorable over so many centuries. Finally, he takes us through the centuries since Shakespeare's death discussing the critical legacy both here and abroad, vivid portraits of the great Shakespeareans, from Garrick to Mrs Siddons, from Kean to Irving, from Olivier to Branagh and riveting accounts of the myriad ways Shakespeare has been performed in the last four hundred years.