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Peter Ackroyd È Shakespeare The Biography book

Shakespeare The Biography kindle ¸ eBook 9781400075980 Free ✓ helpyouantib Æ ❮PDF❯ ⚣ Shakespeare The Biography ✈ Author Peter Ackroyd – Drawing on an exceptional combination of skills as literary biographer novelist and chronicler of London Peare The PDFEPUBhe worked as actor and writer He shows us Shakespeare as a businessman and as a constant reviser of his writing In joining these intimate details with profound intuitions about the playwright and his work Ackroyd has produced an altogether engaging masterpiec Peter Ackroyd is a wordy writer He's the same way as a biographer as well But he does a lot of research and provided a very detailed telling of the life of Shakespeare or at least as much as is known It's a bit dry at times and there's a lot of speculation but then there's a lot we don't know about Shakespeare's actual life There are some really interesting facts along the way like a young woman in his town who fell into a river and drowned unless it was suicide and her family name was Hamlet There is also a lot of detail about the events happening around Shakespeare put into historical perspective like the persecution of Catholics at the time or recurring outbreaks of plague forcing theaters to close Recommended to big fans of Shakespeare or history of that time

book ☆ Shakespeare The Biography È Peter Ackroyd

Drawing on an exceptional combination of skills as literary biographer novelist and chronicler of London history Peter Ackroyd surely re creates the world that shaped Shakespeare and brings the playwright himself into unusually vivid focus With characteristic narrative panach “Shakespeare is the only biographer of Shakespeare So far from Shakespeare’s being the least known he is the one person in all modern history fully known to us” EmersonThe Obscure The ElusiveThis ‘biography’ that Ackroyd strings together is mostly tedious though it has a few really good moments and it has to be admitted that it presents most of the facts that is known of the great Bard In spite of this I think it is a mistake to pick up this bio unless one is familiar with ALL the plays of Shakespeare including the controversially attributed ones since Ackroyd constructs the bio mostly through the plays and the lines and extrapolating form them tying together with some skill the fragmentary traces Shakespeare left in the world outside the stageThe fact that whatever is pieced together from outside plays is from the patchy legal records of Shakespeare’s land dealings taxes paid borrowingslendings cases filed and so on should give an idea of the tedium involved The saving grace is when Shakespeare’s contemporary critics step in to spice it up by naive statements that posterity was destined to have hearty laughs atAlso Ackroyd tries to do it both ways understand the life through the plays and then understand the plays through the life Which makes a bit of a mess in figuring out where the circle closes Also Ackroyd seems to lean towards reading the life into the work when the life can be read out of the work Maybe much of Shakespeare’s existence was the very construction of his plays and these in turn might tell us about him than can the set of random anecdotes that have escaped the distortions of history and Shakespeare’s own efforts to maintain a private life that Ackroyd tires so hard to dig out If Ackroyd had stuck to a consistent plan either way we might have had a much coherent workIn the end the ‘bio’ is definitely useful in understanding Shakespeare’s London which included the audiences stage limitations of the stage audience expectations what is known of his life with shadings of childhood influences dramaticpoetic progress worldly progress family troublestragediesambitions and the London Stage itself including economic conditions and preoccupations major rivals the dramatic scene of the time the actors the interaction bw actors and characters This is all very admirable but the uestion is how much of all this information is needed for understanding his plays especially when his greatest genius was apparently in being conspicuous by his absence in his works Ackroyd asserts this himself and thus nullifies his entire effort in one fell swoop if you detect a contradiction in the review here it is intended to show the same contradiction apparent in the bookIn addition Ackroyd is known to present speculation as concluded fact and reader has to keep his guard up throughout the book which is very tiring to be honest and not uite worth the effort

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Shakespeare The BiographyE Ackroyd immerses us in sixteenth century Stratford and the rural landscape–the industry the animals even the flowers–that would appear in Shakespeare’s plays He takes us through Shakespeare’s London neighborhood and the fertile competitive theater world where Shakes Hands down one of the best biographies I've ever read So engaging and enthralling; I learnt SO much and couldn't put it down Definitely recommend for fans of The Bard his works