The Resource 1606 : Shakespeare and the year of Lear, James Shapiro

1606 : Shakespeare and the year of Lear, James Shapiro

Label
1606 : Shakespeare and the year of Lear
Title
1606
Title remainder
Shakespeare and the year of Lear
Statement of responsibility
James Shapiro
Title variation
Sixteen hundred and six
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
1606: William Shakespeare and the Year of Lear traces Shakespeare's life and times from the autumn of 1605, when he took an old and anonymous Elizabethan play, The Chronicle History of King Leir, and transformed it into his most searing tragedy, King Lear. 1606 proved to be an especially grim year for England, which witnessed the bloody aftermath of the Gunpowder Plot, divisions over the Union of England and Scotland, and an outbreak of plague. But it turned out to be an exceptional one for Shakespeare, unrivalled at identifying the fault-lines of his cultural moment, who before the year was out went on to complete two other great Jacobean tragedies that spoke directly to these fraught times: Macbeth and Antony and Cleopatra. Following the biographical style of 1599, a way of thinking and writing that Shapiro has made his own, 1606: William Shakespeare and the Year of Lear promises to be one of the most significant and accessible works on Shakespeare in the decade to come
Cataloging source
NLE
Dewey number
822.33
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2983
LC item number
.S46 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
1606 : Shakespeare and the year of Lear, James Shapiro
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
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Control code
000057562946
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9780571235797
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
60002107958
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.b3448002x
System control number
  • (OCoLC)946111643
  • rb3448002x

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