Genius of Shakespeare by Jonathan Bate
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Genius of Shakespeare
By Jonathan Bate

Genius of Shakespeare

10th Anniversary edition

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Genius of Shakespeare by Jonathan Bate

Book Description

This fascinating book by one of Britain's most acclaimed Shakespeare scholars explores the extraordinary staying-power of the world's most famous dramatist. Bate opens by taking up questions of authorship and then goes on to trace Shakespeare's canonization and near-deification, examining not only the uniqueness of his status among English-speaking readers but also his effect on literary cultures across the globe. Ambitious, wide-ranging, and historically rich, this book shapes a provocative inquiry into the nature of genius as it ponders the legacy of a talent unequalled in English letters. A bold and meticulous work of scholarship, The Genius of Shakespeare is also lively and accessibly written and will appeal to any reader who has marveled at the Bard and the enduring power of his work. This tenth anniversary edition has a new twenty-page afterword that addresses the renewed interest in Shakespeare and recent film adaptations of his most celebrated works.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195372991
ISBN-10: 0195372999
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 154mm x 26mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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William Shakespeare and Others by Jonathan Bate William Shakespeare and Others, Hardback (October 2013)

In partnership with the RSC, Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen present William Shakespeare and Others: Collaborative Plays. Bringing together, for the first time in a hundred years, the fascinatingly varied body of plays that became known as 'The Shakespeare Apocrypha', this is the companion to the UK bestseller The RSC Shakespeare: Complete Works.

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Author Biography - Jonathan Bate

Jonathan Bate is Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature at the University of Warwick. He has held visiting posts at Harvard, Yale, and UCLA and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary Fellow of St Catharine's College, Cambridge, and a Governor and Board member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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