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William Shakespeare: A Very Short Introduction

William Shakespeare: A Very Short Introduction  

Stanley Wells

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
eISBN: 
9780191788048
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198718628.001.0001
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book
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9780198718628
William Shakespeare: A Very Short Introduction provides a guide to the life and writings of one of the world’s greatest and best-known dramatists: William Shakespeare. Looking ... More
4. On first looking into Shakespeare’s Sonnets

4. On first looking into Shakespeare’s Sonnets  

Jonathan F. S. Post

in Shakespeare's Sonnets and Poems: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2017
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191787065
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198717577.003.0004
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chapter
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9780198717577
Shakespeare’s Sonnets are generally regarded as the finest collection of sonnets in the English language, and ‘On first looking into Shakespeare’s Sonnets’ seeks to offer yet one more ... More
6. A Lover’s Complaint and ‘The Phoenix and Turtle’

6. A Lover’s Complaint and ‘The Phoenix and Turtle’  

Jonathan F. S. Post

in Shakespeare's Sonnets and Poems: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2017
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191787065
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198717577.003.0006
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chapter
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9780198717577
‘A Lover’s Complaint and “The Phoenix and Turtle” ’ considers two poems that are, in many ways, outliers among Shakespeare’s poems and fascinating for being so. A Lover’s Complaint was ... More
5. Further patterns and irruptions in the Sonnets

5. Further patterns and irruptions in the Sonnets  

Jonathan F. S. Post

in Shakespeare's Sonnets and Poems: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2017
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191787065
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198717577.003.0005
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198717577
Along with the passions they voice, there are important recurring motifs in the Sonnets, lending a special rhythm to the whole. One of the most resonant is that of Time’s inexorable march, ... More
1. Poet and playwright

1. Poet and playwright  

Jonathan F. S. Post

in Shakespeare's Sonnets and Poems: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2017
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191787065
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198717577.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198717577
‘Poet and playwright’ explains that, in many regards, the single most important point about Shakespeare’s double life as poet and playwright is how fruitful this generic crisscrossing was ... More
3. Shakespeare in London

3. Shakespeare in London  

Stanley Wells

in William Shakespeare: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
eISBN: 
9780191788048
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198718628.003.0003
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198718628
‘Shakespeare in London’ describes Shakespeare’s professional life in London and what is known about his private life at that time. It considers how he worked and where his plays came from. ... More
Shakespeare's Sonnets and Poems: A Very Short Introduction

Shakespeare's Sonnets and Poems: A Very Short Introduction  

Jonathan F. S. Post

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2017
Published Online: 
Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191787065
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198717577.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198717577
Shakespeare’s Sonnets and Poems: A Very Short Introduction introduces all of Shakespeare’s poetry: the Sonnets; the two great narrative poems, Venus and Adonis and The Rape of ... More

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