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  • Shakespeare The World as Stage
  • Bill Bryson
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  • 03 October 2018
  • 9788860888204

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This is a very strange and frustrating book It reads like a lighthearted text book for teenagershigh school except that it has no index a cardinal sin for any non fiction book It is about a wordsmith but the first chapter focuses on what he may have looked like Its mission and content is to tell us about Shakespeare yet it tells us in exhaustive and repetitive detail that almost nothing is or can be known about the man a wealth of text but poverty of contextIrrelevant FactsThere are pages of disjointed facts about life in Elizabethan and Jacobean England Some of them are staggeringly banal At the top of the social heap was the monarch and others are weirdly specific eg the laws about hat wearing Absence of FactsAll the way through Bryson alternates between cagtaloguing all the unknowns of Shakespeare s life and trying to describe it conseuently his text is heavily sprinkled with probably and other even weaker caveats It makes it all seem rather pointless and distracts from the few interesting insights he does have He describes his subject as ever elusive despite stressing the fact that we know far about Shakespeare than almost anyone else who lived at that time Eually contradictory is the claim that More than for any other writer Shakespeare s words stand separate from his life but surely we can t know that because as Bryson keeps saying we know so little about his lifeBryson identifies three options for researchers in the absence of hard facts pick minutely over legal documents to speculate or to persuade themselves they know than they actually do It s not clear which option Bryson took As he says A devoted reader can find support for nearly any position he or she wishes in ShakespeareVocabulary Words and PhrasesThe only really interesting points were that estimates of Shakespeare s vocabulary are usually huge overestimates because they include each variant of word form and spelling take takes tak n taken etc It s not the size but what he did with it that mattered his true skill was as a phrasemaker demonstrated by the fact that 10% of the entries in the Oxford Dictionary of uotations are from his works Related to that Shakespeare is credited with coining huge numbers of words but in truth it s often just that his texts are the oldest authentic documents to use them we don t know if he actually coined them or they were common parlance down his way as Blackadder said to Dr Johnson in my favourite episode Ink and Incapability but the link isn t to that line Fortunately this was a uick easy read I only read it at the behest of my father in law I am not a big Bryson fan rarely read biographies and am not a huge history enthusiast either Reading it has not changed those preferences Lawrence Ferlinghetti versei uattordici scritte di suo pugno Molte meno sono le informazioni che abbiamo sulla sua vita A Coney Island of the Mind Poems uasi nulla possiamo affermare con certezza riguardo alla sua personalità forse non possediamo nemmeno Fearful Hunter #1 un suo ritratto autentico e The Wedding Day uindi in teoria non sappiamo che faccia avesse Alcuni studiosi hanno persino dubitato della sua esistenza. 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Shakespeare The World as Stage free read ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Bill Bryson í 6 download read Shakespeare The World as Stage I i teatri sempre affollati aprivano alle due del pomeriggio il biglietto d’ingresso costava un penny e per gli spettatori più golosi erano in vendita birra pan di zenzero noci mele e pere «che potevano trasformarsi in missili nei momenti di delusione» E ricostruisce non solo la biografia di un uomo ma anche un’epoca di intensa temperie culturale e grande libertà di pensiero. This one is somewhat of a departure for Bill Bryson Shakespeare being a biography of sorts and Bryson being overwhelmingly and ostensibly a popular travel writer Although the central premise here is that as Bryson freely acknowledges indeed almost relishes is that what we do know about the life of William Shakespeare is surprisingly very very littleWhat Bryson does do here is provide us with as his regular readers would expect a very witty insightful but unsentimental portrait of Shakespeare and his burgeoning and everlasting literary genius With Shakespeare what Bryson has successfully managed presumably consciously to avoid is the ground covered by the overwhelming majority of other books written Shakespeare the man ordinarily being either academicuasi academic tomes and as such impenetrable to all but Shakespeareliterary scholars or highly speculative popular writings based on the various conspiracy theories and myths that now surround the life works and legend of William Shakespeare Here Bryson as usual entertains us with amongst other things various tales of those who have seemingly dedicated years of their lives attempting to get to the heart of and establish some hitherto unknown truths about Shakespeare and his works As well as being utterly frank about what we do or to the point do not know about William ShakespeareAs a reader of Bryson s books and somewhat of a Shakespeare obsessive it took me around 30 years to see theatre productions of all 37 of his plays many several times I had high hopes for this book and wasn t disappointedAbove all what Bryson has given us here is a celebration and a very good one of the staggering and awe inspiring literary genius that was and always will be William Shakespeare A Coney Island of the Mind Poems un penny e per gli spettatori più golosi erano in vendita birra pan di zenzero noci mele e pere «che potevano trasformarsi in missili nei momenti di delusione» E ricostruisce non solo la biografia di Fearful Hunter #1 un The Wedding Day uomo ma anche Promise Me Tomorrow un’epoca di intensa temperie culturale e grande libertà di pensiero. This one is somewhat of a departure for Bill Bryson Shakespeare being a biography of sorts and Bryson being overwhelmingly and ostensibly a popular travel writer Although the central premise here is that as Bryson freely acknowledges indeed almost relishes is that what we do know about the life of William Shakespeare is surprisingly very very littleWhat Bryson does do here is provide Irresistible Intruder us with as his regular readers would expect a very witty insightful but The Ripening Sun One Woman and the Creation of a Vineyard unsentimental portrait of Shakespeare and his burgeoning and everlasting literary genius With Shakespeare what Bryson has successfully managed presumably consciously to avoid is the ground covered by the overwhelming majority of other books written Shakespeare the man ordinarily being either academicuasi academic tomes and as such impenetrable to all but Shakespeareliterary scholars or highly speculative popular writings based on the various conspiracy theories and myths that now surround the life works and legend of William Shakespeare Here Bryson as The Razor's Edge usual entertains The Old Man Who Loved Cheese us with amongst other things various tales of those who have seemingly dedicated years of their lives attempting to get to the heart of and establish some hitherto Doll 87th Precinct #20 unknown truths about Shakespeare and his works As well as being Adam Green's Book Of Hollow Days utterly frank about what we do or to the point do not know about William ShakespeareAs a reader of Bryson s books and somewhat of a Shakespeare obsessive it took me around 30 years to see theatre productions of all 37 of his plays many several times I had high hopes for this book and wasn t disappointedAbove all what Bryson has given Stolen Stronger #1 us here is a celebration and a very good one of the staggering and awe inspiring literary genius that was and always will be William Shakespeare

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Shakespeare The World as Stage free read ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Bill Bryson í 6 download read Shakespeare The World as Stage Eppure su William Shakespeare sulla sua vita e sul suo tempo sono stati versati fiumi di inchiostro che hanno alimentato innumerevoli polemiche e strabilianti congettureBill Bryson attingendo al guazzabuglio di curiosità che ruotano intorno alla figura del bardo ci offre oggi uno Shakespeare mai raccontato e un delizioso affresco della vita londinese nel periodo elisabettiano in cu. At the outset if you are looking for a scholarly tome on the life and times of William Shakespeare you are going to be disappointed Bill Bryson simply doesn t write like that Those of you who are familiar with his oeuvre would know that he is a love him or hate him author people either love his snarky humour or hate it with passion And there are merits to both viewpointsI am not a big fan of Bryson s travelogues too sarcastic for my taste and I don t like his humour which sometimes borders on insult but as a collector of historical trivia he is unparalleled in my opinion He writes history concentrating entirely on its amusing sidelines with a perspective which is delightfully skewed He does it for America in Made in America An Informal History of the English Language in the United States for the domestic life in At Home for the English language in The Mother Tongue English and How It Got That Way Here he does it for the Great Bard the father of the English language as we know it William ShakespeareIn his typical style Bryson starts off by saying that we do not know what the hell Shakespeare looked like and apart from a few dry facts and statistics we knew absolutely nothing about the man We don t know if he ever left England We don t know who his principal companions were or how he amused himself His sexuality is an irreconcilable mystery On only a handful of days in his life can we say with absolute certainty where he was We have no record at all of his whereabouts for the eight critical years when he left his wife and three young children in Stratford and became with almost impossible swiftness a successful playwright in London By the time he is mentioned in print as a playwright in 1592 his life was already than half overFor the rest he is the literary euivalent of an electron forever there and not there This is typical Bryson hyperbole however once we go through this slender volume we understand we do know a lot about Shakespeare as much we can expect to know about a person who lived five centuries ago We must remember that his iconic status came into being much later At the time of his life Shakespeare was just a phenomenally successful playwrightThe book traces the bard s life uite faithfully from his birth in Stanford in 1564 through his journey up the ladder as a playwright to be reckoned with the pinnacle of fame he reached at the turn of the Seventeenth Century up to his death as a gentleman of some means It also discusses his legacy of plays as well as those conspiracy theories which maintain that all Shakespeare s plays were written by someone else But if it were just that this tome would have been most boring But no true to form Bryson floods us with trivia about Elizabethan England and about ueen Elizabeth herself disease ridden London and her penurious population who still found time to go to plays in spite of a fourteen hour workday the playhouses which also hosted inhuman sports such as animal baiting persistent Protestant Catholic skirmishes the idiosyncrasies of King James who succeeded Elizabeth and of course the utterly cooky conspiracy theories of the people who insist that the bard never wrote his plays Along with this we come to know that Shakespeare probably plagiarised passages verbatim in fact it was a common practice among writers those days and that we don t actually know how he spelled his name In fact it is a trivia fest the ideal book to be enjoyed over a cup of coffee or a glass of wineBut it does give references to a number of books which may be referred to by those interested in seriously studying the life and works of Shakespeare and the world he inhabited So this book may be considered a primer on the Immortal Bard