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Shakespeare: The Seven Ages Of Human Experience
Shakespeare: The Seven Ages Of Human Experience
 
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Author : David Bevington
Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN# : 9781405127530
Price :INR 2069
Offer Price:INR 1841
 
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What makes Shakespeare great? Why do we still read and perform his works? In this deft and witty introduction, David Bevington argues that Shakespeare continues to live among us today because his representations of the human condition are believable, endearing, and touchingly human. The book is structured around Shakespeare???s immortalizing of the arc of human life from infancy and childhood to adulthood, advancing age, and eventual death, as set out by Jaques in the ???Seven Ages of Man??? speech from As You Like It.

For this extended second edition, the author has added more material on fathers and sons, the perils of courtship, the circumstances of Shakespeare???s own life, the performance history of his plays on stage and on screen, his delicate representation of gender relations, and more. In a new final chapter on Shakespeare Today, he looks at the remarkable diversity of interpretations in modern criticism and performance of Shakespeare as a key to his ???infinite variety???, and his ability to adapt to a changing world.

 

 
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