The Genius of Shakespeare: Picador Classic
Who was Shakespeare? Why has his writing endured? What makes it so endlessly adaptable to different times and cultures? And how has Shakespeare come to be such a powerful symbol of genius?
The Genius of Shakespeare is a fascinating biography of the life – and afterlife – of the greatest English poet. Jonathan Bate, one of the world’s leading Shakespearean scholars, deftly shows how the legend of Shakespeare’s genius was created and sustained, and how it has become a truly global phenomenon.
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Review: The Genius of ShakespeareUser Review - John Fredrickson - Goodreads
This is an amazing book. It is not a particularly easy read, and was not what I was anticipating (I was expecting a book that explored the techniques, art, humor of Shakespeare). Mr Bate traces the ... Read full review
Review: The Genius of ShakespeareUser Review - Adam Morris - Goodreads
Need to read this more than once - chock full of information like an Elizabethan wholemeal loaf... Read full review