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The Bedford Companion to Shakespeare: An Introduction with Documents Second Edition Edition
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That being said, The Bedford Companion is less about The Bard, and more so about the times in which he lived. While attention is given to his plays, equal attention is given to such things as the history of the Globe Theater, Shakespeare's early life, the economic situations of the time, and a history of Shakespeare appreciation, or "Bardolatry". It shows Shakespeare as a human, as a buisinessman, a family man, and how he eventually become know as the greatest writer in the English language. (Most of his plays weren't published until after his death.) This book may not help you fully understand Hamlet, but it can certainly make it more interesting.
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perfect read for the young minds of the future! I enjoy all books short and long. This is filled with many short storiesPublished 1 month ago by Jesse
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Good, detailed book on one of the greatest writers of all time. Needed this book for a Theatre History class and will probably keep it after the semester is over, it's that good!Published 20 months ago by Skrappynugz
I had to buy this for class and while it has some "interesting" facts, it doesn't necessarily help when it comes to literary analysis. Read morePublished on May 15, 2014 by Adella