Shakespeare: A Life in Drama

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1997 - Literary Criticism - 416 pages
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Stanley Wells commands particular attention. . . .In this new book he surveys with common sense, stylish prose, and the insight that comes from a lifetime of study, all the plays and poems, setting them against what is known of their creator s life. . . . He is particularly attentive to theatrical values and alludes regularly to modern stage productions. Washington Post"

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Wells, who is director of the Shakespeare Institute in England and general editor of the "Oxford Shakespeare," shares his wealth of knowledge and experience in this study, which will appeal to anyone ... Read full review


EIGHT Comedies of Venice Messina France Illyria
SEVENTEEN Sir Thomas More A Funeral Elegy

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Stanley Wells is Emeritus Professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of Birmingham. The Chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and Vice-Chairman of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, he is the General Editor of the Oxford Shakespeare series and the Oxford Complete Works. A world-renowned
authority, he regularly appears on TV, radio, and in the press whenever Shakespeare is discussed.

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