Shopping Cart : 0 Items
Home    Books    Shakespeare: The Seven Ages Of Human Experience
Shakespeare: The Seven Ages Of Human Experience
Shakespeare: The Seven Ages Of Human Experience
Write a Review
Author : David Bevington
Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN# : 9781405127530
Price:INR 2069
This book available on request
Book Description

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.


  • The book summary and image may vary as per the binding and edition available of the same title.
  • Book reviews are added by registered customers. They need not necessarily have read or bought the book.
  • These books are not available for reading online from this website or for free download in PDF or ebook format.
  • Price can change or vary due to reprinting, price change by publisher or sourcing cost change for imported books.
  • The presently available edition will only be supplied at the present best possible price.