The Contemporary Shakespeare Series

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University Press of America, 1987 - Drama - 604 pages

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Section 1
3
Section 2
19
Section 3
29
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About the author (1987)

William Shakespeare (1564 1616), English poet and dramatist of the Elizabethan and early Jacobean period, is the most widely known author in all of English literature and often considered the greatest. He was an active member of a theater company for at least twenty years, during which time he wrote many great plays. Plays were not prized as literature at the time, and Shakespeare was not widely read until the middle of the eighteenth century, when a great upsurge of interest in his works began that continues today.

Rowse was historian and man of letters, poet, biographer, and essayist.

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