The Age of Shakespeare [Modern Library Chronicles]

  • by Frank Kermode
  • Narrated by Paul Hecht
  • 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Britain's most esteemed scholar of 16th and 17th century literature, Frank Kermode is also a noted author and professor. In this Modern Library Chronicle, he uses the context of the Elizabethan Era to link each of Shakespeare's plays to their probable years of creation. By portraying the bard's England in terms of its society, economy, and arts, Kermode provides an invaluable guide to understanding Shakespeare?s works.

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Puts Shakespeare in context

I love Shakespeare but sometimes the plays seem harsh and very non-PC. In an age where people paid to see dogs tear a live bear to shreds the works of Shakespeare seems much kinder. The Age of Shakespeare delves into a time that seems at once distant and familiar.

It's very entertaining and informative.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-15-2005
  • Publisher: Recorded Books