The Genius of Shakespeare
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 - Mark Donnelly - Goodreads
Jonathan Bate surprised and amazed me. His writing style drives the narrative, which in some cases is quite detailed, forward at a steady pace. I devoured this book in a few days. He had me at 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