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 Who wrote like an angel, putting it all so much better than anyone else.Is this Shakespeare Well, sort of.But it doesn t really tell us the whole truth So much of what we say about Shakespeare is either not true, or just not relevant, deflecting us from investigating the challenges of his inconsistencies and flaws This electrifying new book thrives on revealing, not resolving, the ambiguities of Shakespeare s plays and their changing topicality It introduces an intellectually, theatrically and ethically exciting writer who engages with intersectionality as much as with Ovid, with economics as much as poetry who writes in strikingly modern ways about individual agency, privacy, politics, celebrity and sex It takes us into a world of politicking and copy catting, as we watch him emulating the blockbusters of Christopher Marlowe and Thomas Kyd, the Spielberg and Tarantino of their day flirting with and skirting round the cut throat issues of succession politics, religious upheaval and technological change The Shakespeare in this book poses awkward questions rather than offering bland answers, always implicating us in working out what it might mean This is Shakespeare And he needs your attention. Read This Is Shakespeare by Emma Smith – heartforum.co.uk
Librarian Note There isthan one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread forinformation.Emma Smith is Professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of Oxford She has lectured widely in the UK and beyond on the First Folio and on Shakespeare and early modern drama Her research interests include the methodology of writing about theatre, and developing analogies between cinema, film theory and early modern performance Her recent publications include Macbeth Language and Writing 2013 , The Cambridge Shakespeare Guide Cambridge, 2012 and Shakespeare s First Folio Four Centuries of an Iconic Book 2016.
- 368 pages
- This Is Shakespeare
- Emma Smith
- 13 July 2018 Emma Smith