Shakespeare, the Kings Playwright: Theater in the Stuart Court, 1603-1613

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Eminent literary critic Alvin Kernan takes us back to the court performances of some of Shakespeare's most famous plays, showing how the courtly setting influenced the bard's work. Kernan argues that Shakespeare was a great dramatist whose plays commented on political and social concerns of his patrons and who adjusted his own art to pander to court needs. 30 illustrations.

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Shakespeare, the Kings Playwright: Theater in the Stuart Court, 1603-1613
1997, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300072587

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Shakespeare, the Kings Playwright: Theater in the Stuart Court, 1603-1613
1995, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300061819

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