William Shakespeare (Writers Lives)

2 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781847064097: William Shakespeare (Writers Lives)

This volume in the Writers Lives series offers a reassessment of Shakespeare and his creative output from his earliest work through his 'mature' drama and the late plays, taking into account our current knowledge of Shakespeare's biography and consensus on key textual, critical and theatrical issues.
William Baker offers a comprehensive but accessible introduction to Shakespeare's work and places it in the contexts of what is known of his life and activities. Avoiding speculation of a biographical, critical or textual nature, he focuses instead on an account of what is known of Shakespeare and his achievement at the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

William Baker is Trustee Professor, Distinguished Research Professor, Department of English and University Libraries, at Northern Illinois University, USA. He is the author/editor of numerous books and his co-authored Harold Pinter: A Bibliographical History and his The Letters of Wilkie Collins were honoured by Choice as the year's most outstanding books (2006 and 2000).

Review:

'In William Shakespeare, William Baker affords readers with a thoroughgoing study of the great dramatist's life and times. With key insights into the nature of the Elizabethan stage, Renaissance-era political unrest, and the textual dilemmas associated with Shakespeare's work, Baker offers an expansive, top-drawer analysis suitable for undergraduates, graduate students, and general readers alike.'- Professor Ken Womack, Penn State University, USA

Baker offers an introduction and reassessment of the life and works of William Shakespeare for undergraduate and graduate students and general readers. He considers Shakespeare's output from his earliest work through his mature dramas and late plays within the context of his life, and focuses on an account of what is known about him, rather than speculation about what is not. He reviews different theories relating to Shakespeare's life and work, including his assumed Catholic connections and associations with the Earls of Essex and Southampton, with an emphasis on the facts. He also focuses on genre, with discussion of The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night, Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, Henry V, Hamlet, Measure for Measure, and The Tempest as representative examples." -Eithne O'Leyne, BOOK NEWS, Inc.



'In William Shakespeare, William Baker affords readers with a thoroughgoing study of the great dramatist’s life and times. With key insights into the nature of the Elizabethan stage, Renaissance-era political unrest, and the textual dilemmas associated with Shakespeare’s work, Baker offers an expansive, top-drawer analysis suitable for undergraduates, graduate students, and general readers alike.’- Professor Ken Womack, Penn State University, USA

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 25.95
US$ 23.32

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

William Baker
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom (2009)
ISBN 10: 1847064094 ISBN 13: 9781847064097
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. This is a concise, accessible introduction to Shakespeare s life and work which focuses on what we know, assessing the differing theories and avoiding speculation. William Shakespeare s work and life have proved endlessly fascinating to generations of readers. However, it can be difficult to find a way through the mass of differing interpretations of his work and speculation about his life. This book offers a reassessment of Shakespeare and his creative output from his earliest work through his mature drama and the late plays, taking into account our current knowledge of Shakespeare s biography and consensus on key textual, critical and theatrical issues. William Baker offers a comprehensive but accessible introduction to Shakespeare s work and places it in the contexts of what is known of his life and activities. Avoiding speculation of a biographical, critical or textual nature, he focuses instead on an account of what is known of Shakespeare and his achievement at the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century. This is a concise, accessible introductions to major writers focusing equally on their life and works. Written in a lively style to appeal to both students and readers, books in the series are ideal guides to authors and their writing. Bookseller Inventory # FLT9781847064097

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

William Baker
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom (2009)
ISBN 10: 1847064094 ISBN 13: 9781847064097
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. This is a concise, accessible introduction to Shakespeare s life and work which focuses on what we know, assessing the differing theories and avoiding speculation. William Shakespeare s work and life have proved endlessly fascinating to generations of readers. However, it can be difficult to find a way through the mass of differing interpretations of his work and speculation about his life. This book offers a reassessment of Shakespeare and his creative output from his earliest work through his mature drama and the late plays, taking into account our current knowledge of Shakespeare s biography and consensus on key textual, critical and theatrical issues. William Baker offers a comprehensive but accessible introduction to Shakespeare s work and places it in the contexts of what is known of his life and activities. Avoiding speculation of a biographical, critical or textual nature, he focuses instead on an account of what is known of Shakespeare and his achievement at the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century. This is a concise, accessible introductions to major writers focusing equally on their life and works. Written in a lively style to appeal to both students and readers, books in the series are ideal guides to authors and their writing. Bookseller Inventory # FLT9781847064097

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

William Baker
Published by Continuum (2009)
ISBN 10: 1847064094 ISBN 13: 9781847064097
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Continuum, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1847064094

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Baker, William
Published by Continuum (2009)
ISBN 10: 1847064094 ISBN 13: 9781847064097
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Y-Not-Books
(Hereford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Continuum, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Next day dispatch. International delivery available. 1000's of satisfied customers! Please contact us with any enquiries. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000186296

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.39
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

William Baker
Published by Continuum 2009-07-30, London (2009)
ISBN 10: 1847064094 ISBN 13: 9781847064097
New paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Continuum 2009-07-30, London, 2009. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9781847064097

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.05
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

William Baker
Published by Bloomsbury Academic (2009)
ISBN 10: 1847064094 ISBN 13: 9781847064097
New Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Academic, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1847064094

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 31.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

William Baker
Published by Continuum
ISBN 10: 1847064094 ISBN 13: 9781847064097
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Continuum. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9781847064097

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.31
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

William Baker
Published by Continuum International Publishing Group
ISBN 10: 1847064094 ISBN 13: 9781847064097
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Continuum International Publishing Group. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 6531650

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 25.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.37
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

William Baker
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2009)
ISBN 10: 1847064094 ISBN 13: 9781847064097
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2009. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # FV-9781847064097

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.07
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Baker, William
Published by Continuum Intl Pub Group (2009)
ISBN 10: 1847064094 ISBN 13: 9781847064097
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Continuum Intl Pub Group, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 192 pages. 7.75x5.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __1847064094

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.05
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book