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The Resource William Shakespeare : his life and times, Dennis Kay

William Shakespeare : his life and times, Dennis Kay

Label
William Shakespeare : his life and times
Title
William Shakespeare
Title remainder
his life and times
Statement of responsibility
Dennis Kay
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In examining historical records, Kay has assembled a story of Shakespeare's life - one that shows a man driven to develop his business interests and to preserve his estates in Stratford-upon-Avon. He contends that there is little evidence that Shakespeare was writing with an eye on posterity. Rather, his writing was intimately bound up with his contemporary culture, and particularly with the new art form of the professional theater. Kay argues that in writing for the public stage Shakespeare chose a medium whose tendency to be social and collaborative was especially marked in the culture of early modern England, where the function, value, effects, and even the existence of drama were matters of intense concern
  • In various chapters Kay describes Shakespeare's hometown of Stratford, citing its history and the career of Shakespeare's father, his own marriage and appearances in the town records; the curriculum Shakespeare probably followed at the grammar school in Stratford and the evidence the plays provide of his reading throughout his life; English history from the accession of Henry VII in 1485 to the death of James I in 1625, depicting the culture and society of Shakespeare's England; London, the city where Shakespeare worked for some 20 years, and the evidence of his activities and residences there; the theatrical industry in which Shakespeare worked, considering the playhouses, acting companies, the playgoers, and changing attitudes to the drama; Elizabethan and Jacobean culture, with special reference to the place of drama; and the three major phases of Shakespeare's literary career
  • Kay's research and archival detective work provide a portrait of a man whose plays entertained both royalty and commoners with characters, plots, and subjects that both reflected and illuminated life as they experienced and understood it. Kay shows that Shakespeare's works were not created in a vacuum - he demonstrates that an appreciation of the extraordinary genius of Shakespeare can only be enriched and deepened by an awareness of his life and career in the context of his times
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kay, Dennis
Dewey number
822.3/3
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2894
LC item number
.K33 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Twayne's English authors series
Series volume
TEAS 513
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Dramatists, English
  • Theater
  • Theater
  • England
  • England
  • Dramaturges anglais
  • Théâtre
  • Angleterre
  • Civilization
  • Dramatists, English
  • Theater
  • England
  • Théâtre anglais
  • Zeithintergrund
Label
William Shakespeare : his life and times, Dennis Kay
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-179) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Map of Shakespeare's London -- Chronology: historical events -- Shakespeare's family tree -- Chronology: Shakespeare's life -- Note on the publication of Shakespeare's works -- Stratford -- "Small Latine, and Lesse Greeke" -- "This fortress built by nature for herself" -- Shakespeare's London -- The theater -- Elizabethan -- Jacobean -- Shakespeare's career
Control code
ocm30671330
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 186 pages
Isbn
9780805770636
Lccn
94019819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o30671330
  • (OCoLC)30671330
Label
William Shakespeare : his life and times, Dennis Kay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-179) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Map of Shakespeare's London -- Chronology: historical events -- Shakespeare's family tree -- Chronology: Shakespeare's life -- Note on the publication of Shakespeare's works -- Stratford -- "Small Latine, and Lesse Greeke" -- "This fortress built by nature for herself" -- Shakespeare's London -- The theater -- Elizabethan -- Jacobean -- Shakespeare's career
Control code
ocm30671330
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 186 pages
Isbn
9780805770636
Lccn
94019819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o30671330
  • (OCoLC)30671330

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