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Excellent telling of the Shakespeare story. Helpful and insightful.Published 6 months ago by Golden Shells
Written by someone who has complete mastery of the facts of Shakespeare's life, and logical conclusions to be fairly drawn from those facts. Read morePublished 23 months ago by MarkWell
A great read for any Shakespeare or Early Modern fan. Goes into fun details about Shakespeare's world and life. Gives a great feel for the age as well as the man living in it. Read morePublished on May 11, 2013 by Nora a student in Shakespeare and Performance
I have read several books on Shakespeare and this one is by far the most in-depth and fascinatingly fact-filled without reading like a textbook. Read morePublished on March 24, 2013 by MozzGoggs
You could be surprised that such a intimate connoisseur of Shakespeare, what Jonathan Bate without any doubt is, would pick up Jaques speech of the seven ages as formal concept of... Read morePublished on May 18, 2011 by Martin
The orientation of this book is Jacques "Seven Ages of Man" speech from As You Like It. Bate uses the seven ages to examine Shakespeare's life, work and times. Solid scholarship.Published on December 4, 2010 by Timothy S. Chamberlain
It is astounding that so little is known of the private or public life of the incomparable William Shakespeare, the ultimate master on the English language. Read morePublished on February 6, 2010 by Gustavo A. Mellander, Ph.D., D.H.L.