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Title This is Shakespeare / Emma Smith.
Author Smith, Emma (Emma Josephine), author, narrator.
Publication New York : Pantheon Books, [2020]
Description 1 online resource (1 sound file)
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Call # eAUDIO
Note Electronic audio file.
Performer Read by Emma Smith.
Summary "An electrifying new study that investigates the challenges of the Bard's inconsistencies and flaws, and focuses on revealing, not resolving, the ambiguities of the plays and their changing topicality. A genius and prophet whose timeless works encapsulate the human condition like no others. A writer who surpassed his contemporaries in vision, originality, and literary mastery. A man who wrote like an angel, putting it all so much better than anyone else. Is this Shakespeare? Well, sort of. But it doesn't tell us the whole truth. So much of what we say about Shakespeare is either not true, or just not relevant. Now, Emma Smith--an intellectually, theatrically, and ethically exciting writer--takes us into a world of politicking and copycatting, as we watch Shakespeare emulating the blockbusters of Christopher Marlowe and Thomas Kyd, the Spielberg and Tarantino of their day; flirting with and skirting round the cutthroat issues of succession politics, religious upheaval, and technological change. Smith writes in strikingly modern ways about individual agency, privacy, politics, celebrity, and sex, and the Shakespeare she reveals in this book poses awkward questions rather than offering bland answers, always implicating us in working out what it might mean"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents The taming of the shrew -- Richard III -- The comedy of errors -- Richard II -- Romeo and Juliet -- A midsummer night's dream -- The merchant of Venice -- Henry IV -- Much ado about nothing -- Julius Caesar -- Hamlet -- Twelfth night -- Measure for measure -- Othello -- King Lear -- Macbeth -- Antony and Cleopatra -- Coriolanus -- The winter's tale -- The tempest.
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation.
English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 -- History and criticism.
English drama -- 17th century -- History and criticism.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. (OCoLC)fst00029048
English drama. (OCoLC)fst00910737
English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan. (OCoLC)fst01710950
Genre Electronic audio books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Downloadable audio books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Source record: Smith, Emma (Emma Josephine). This is Shakespeare. New York : Pantheon Books, [2020]. 9781524748555 (DLC) 2019028317
ISBN 9780241405901 (electronic audio bk.)
9780593170212 (electronic audio bk.)
0593170210 (electronic audio bk.)

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