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Becoming Shakespeare par Jack Lynch

Becoming Shakespeare Jack Lynch

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Résumé

Chronicles Shakespeare's afterlife - from the revival of his plays to the decades when his work was co-opted and 'improved' by politicians and other playwrights, and culminating with the 'Bardolatry' of the Stratford celebration of Shakespeare's three-hundredth birthday in 1864.

Becoming Shakespeare Résumé

Becoming Shakespeare Jack Lynch

"Becoming Shakespeare" begins where most Shakespeare stories end, with his death in 1616. Jack Lynch has written the definitive biography of Shakespeare's afterlife: the fascinating tale of his unlikely transformation from provincial playwright to universal Bard. Unlike later literary giants, Shakespeare created no stir when he died. Within a few years he was nearly forgotten. And when London's theatres were shut down in 1642, he seemed destined for oblivion.With the Restoration in 1660, however, the theatres were open once again, and Shakespeare began his long ascent. No longer merely one playwright among many, he became the transcendent genius at the heart of English culture.Fifty years after the Restoration scholars began taking him seriously. Fifty years after that he was considered England's greatest genius. And by 1800 he was practically divine, what Jane Austen called 'part of an Englishman's constitution'.Jack Lynch brilliantly chronicles Shakespeare's afterlife - from the revival of his plays to the decades when his work was co-opted and 'improved' by politicians and other playwrights, and culminating with the 'Bardolatry' of the Stratford celebration of Shakespeare's three-hundredth birthday in 1864. "Becoming Shakespeare" is not only essential reading for anyone intrigued by the myth of Shakespeare, but it also offers a consideration of the vagaries of fame.

Becoming Shakespeare Avis

"* "The best thing about Jack Lynch's fascinating book is that it helps us to understand that process by which so many of us have come to share Johnson's opinion. That transformation was every bit as contingent and turbulent as one of William Shakespeare's great dramas." - Los Angeles Times Book Review * 'A witty and appealing story of how a superstar was born' - Kirkus Reviews * 'Highly readable... Mr Lynch's account of it is worthy of inclusion on anyone's reading list.' - Dallas Morning News * 'A book for Shakespeareans of all stripes to relish with gusto.' - Booklist"

À propos de Jack Lynch

Jack Lynch is a professor of English at Rutgers University and a Johnson scholar, having studied the great lexicographer for nearly a decade. He is the author of The Age of Elizabeth in the Age of Johnson and the editor of A Bibliography of Johnsonian Studies, 1986-1998, Samuel Johnson's Dictionary and Samuel Johnson's Insults. He has also written journal articles and scholarly reviews addressing Johnson and the eighteenth century.

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GOR001698182
9781845298234
1845298233
Becoming Shakespeare Jack Lynch
Occasion - Très bon état
Relié
Little, Brown Book Group
2008-04-24
288
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