The Genius of Shakespeare (2020)

The Genius of Shakespeare Jonathan Bate The Genius of Shakespeare This fascinating book by one of Britain s most acclaimed young Shakespeare scholars explores the extraordinary staying power of Shakespeare s work Bate opens by taking up questions of authorship aski
  • Title: The Genius of Shakespeare
  • Author: Jonathan Bate
  • ISBN: 9780330371018
  • Page: 147
  • Format: Paperback
The Genius of Shakespeare Jonathan Bate This fascinating book by one of Britain s most acclaimed young Shakespeare scholars explores the extraordinary staying power of Shakespeare s work Bate opens by taking up questions of authorship, asking, for example, Who was Shakespeare, based on the little documentary evidence we have Which works really are attributable to him And how extensive was the influence of ChrThis fascinating book by one of Britain s most acclaimed young Shakespeare scholars explores the extraordinary staying power of Shakespeare s work Bate opens by taking up questions of authorship, asking, for example, Who was Shakespeare, based on the little documentary evidence we have Which works really are attributable to him And how extensive was the influence of Christopher Marlowe Bate goes on to trace Shakespeare s canonization and near deification, examining not only the uniqueness of his status among English speaking readers but also his effect on literate cultures across the globe Ambitious, wide ranging, and historically rich, this book shapes a provocative inquiry into the nature of genius as it ponders the legacy of a talent unequalled in English letters A bold and meticulous work of scholarship, The Genius of Shakespeare is also lively and accessibly written and will appeal to any reader who has marveled at the Bard and the enduring power of his work.
The Genius of Shakespeare Jonathan Bate

  • BEST MOBI "↠ The Genius of Shakespeare" || DOWNLOAD (EPUB) Í
    147 Jonathan Bate
  • thumbnail Title: BEST MOBI "↠ The Genius of Shakespeare" || DOWNLOAD (EPUB) Í
    Posted by:Jonathan Bate
    Published :2020-05-16T12:47:24+00:00

One thought on “The Genius of Shakespeare

  1. John Purcell

    This is a very readable, thought provoking book It is certainly a book for lifelong lovers of Shakespeare and yet, is also, due to Jonathan Bate s enthusiasm and his light hearted approach, a perfect introduction to the life and work of the Bard for those who have decided its time to know .

  2. Michael Lydon

    I never would have guessed that a thorough understanding of Shakespeare s aspectuality and performativity required a primer in quantum mechanics and the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, but by book s end it somehow all makes sense Despite its deceptively stale, broad title, this study is written by a scholar keenly aware of the critical pratfalls that have plagued Shakespeareans in the past Bate s conclusions on the Bard are properly nuanced and non dogmatic, but at the same time still pointed [...]

  3. Mark Donnelly

    Jonathan Bate surprised and amazed me His writing style drives the narrative, which in some cases is quite detailed, forward at a steady pace I devoured this book in a few days He had me at the first section all the way through to the last page In the 1580s, and in the first couple of years of the 1590s, the university wits, namely Greene, Marlowe, Nashe, and Pearle had the stage Around that time Greene protested with this statement Yes, trust them not for there is an upstart Crow, beautified wi [...]

  4. Rob

    There is a veritable industry of Shakespeare books, and has been for centuries, but interestingly it had settled into being rather an academic preserve prior to the arrival of this book in 1997 Then the success of this intelligent and detailed but clearly generalist and or less introductory work was then magnified with the release of various Hollywood movies based on Shakespeare plays Romeo Juliet, Branagh s Hamlet and All s Well That Ends Well etc as well as the Oscar winning Shakespeare in Lo [...]

  5. Nicholas Whyte

    nhwvejournal 1143903ml return return A jolly good look at various aspects of Shakespeare, trying to identofy what, if anything The first half includes a chapter on the documents we have relating to Shakespeare, another on the Sonnets where, against his will, Bate identifies his own candidate for the Dark Lady , a brilliant one on the authorship question, an analysis of Marlowe s inflience on Shakespeare, and a look at the way Shakespeare uses his other sources return return His line on the autho [...]

  6. Caroline

    This isn t your standard biography of Shakespeare point of fact, it isn t a biography at all It s of an attempt to explain why Shakespeare Why is he considered the ultimate literary genius Why does he occupy an exalted position scarcely rivalled by anyone else in any other field, let alone literature What is it about Shakespeare and his work that we esteem so highly Why has Shakespeare survived and thrived Why does Shakespeare continue to appeal not just to new generations but other countries a [...]

  7. Sammy

    The Genius of Shakespeare is written in distinctly dry prose, features unusual critiques of various Shakespearean characters and plays, and doesn t seem to be dense enough for the Shakespeare expert yet nor is it enlivening enough for the novice.Conversely, Bate s analysis is intelligent and well researched how does one man go from citizen to great talent to idol of the Western world Why must fools insist on denying Shakespeare s authorship of the plays, in the face of overwhelming evidence and [...]

  8. Roman Clodia

    This isn t a biography but is one of the best general introductions to Shakespeare and how we can think about his works that I have read It would be perfect for both general popular readers and undergraduates, and takes an eminently and refreshingly sensible approach to issues such as the authorship controversy, canonicity, and global Shakespeare.The genius of the title is itself a play on words since genius in Shakespeare s time meant not the transcendence that we give it but a sort of charact [...]

  9. Sara

    not really a scholarly monograph, but not pop history, either If you ve been away from Shakespeare as long as I have, this is a great way to situate him and his work My favorite takeaways were 1 the discussion of the Romantic fallacy of reading Elizabethan sonnets as autobiographical, and 2 the work on ambiguity, or the simultaneous validity of contradictory readings An enjoyable and educational read

  10. Liz Polding

    Clever, well researched and beautifully written, with one of the best refutations of the argument that Shakespeare did not, in fact, write Shakespeare Interesting comparison with the prolific Lope de Vega, too Excellent.

  11. Fhsanders54

    The genius of Jonathan Bate like The first half of the book spends time looking at all the influences upon Shakespeare from reading the classics at grammar school to the university writers and scholars such as Christopher Marlowe He also shows how Shakespeare borrowed hugely from literature through a wide range of books and Chronicles The second half of the book looks at his afterlife , his adoption and adaptation by the Restoration, the Romantic movement, the German nation and ultimately the w [...]

  12. MK

    This book blew my mind when I first read it and its still the book I recommend to anyone who wants to learn about Shakespeare The first 5 chapters look at Shakespeare in the context of his contemporaries, the rest of the book looks at how we look at him ever since Heavily researched but extremely readable I also have this book to thank for introducing me to Lope de Vega, another author who should be in the literature canon but because he wrote in Spanish, is not.

  13. Stuart Cole

    Scholarly and well written, a very thorough introduction to all aspects of Shakespeare and Shakespeare scholarship.

  14. Nick

    Tough in places but entirely readable and informative making me want to take to the plays either for s first time or a return visit after the detailed consideration in his part two Recommended.

  15. H

    Shakespeare and Mozart are the archetypal Original Geniuses because the idea of original unique, embodied genius emerged as a way of explaining the phenomenon of Shakespeare long after his death and because Mozart appeared as a child prodigy at the precise historical moment the late eighteenth century when pure native endowment was becoming the vital test of true creative greatness It has been suggested that genius became a Romantic obsession because it was a conception that seemed to guarantee [...]

  16. Vasilia

    Didn t really finish this book Found myself sighing every time I picked it up Is fantastic for an overview of Shakespeare studies, very thorough, but not always interesting

  17. John Fredrickson

    This is an amazing book It is not a particularly easy read, and was not what I was anticipating I was expecting a book that explored the techniques, art, humor of Shakespeare Mr Bate traces the history of Shakespeare in print, performance, and appreciation, through the ages He explores how our sense of Shakespeare has changed over time, but also explores differences in interpretation of some of the plays and sonnets The latter explorations were what I especially appreciated The exploration of mu [...]

  18. Jon Frum

    I m one of those people who belongs in the really should know about Shakespeare category Are you frustrated by all the allusions to and quotes from Shakespeare you read without knowing the context That s me So I picked up this book to help fill in my lack of knowledge about the Bard and his works It really tells about Shakespeare and his influence than it does about his sonnets and plays There s a nice section on the foolishness of the who wrote Shakespeare s plays crowd, and nice examinations [...]

  19. Jason

    This is one of the better Shakespeare books on the market I came to it having read Bate s book on John Clare previously and was pleased to join him on what is obviously his home territory He makes the most comprehensive Stratfordian case I have read and is so convincing in his common sense that you will come away wondering what all the fuss is about.The history of the reception of Shakespeare is comprehensive and illuminating At times it seems like there could not be anything new to say about Sh [...]

  20. Frank Roberts

    The first half of this book was a page turner I didn t put it down This was the portion that covered the actual documentary history of Shakespeare the man, as well as the authorship question, the influence of Marlowe, and Shakespeare the actor.The second half, which dealt with Shakespeare s legacy, had high points and low points From Shakespeare as England s national poet dull to Shakespeare s characters as icons of our culture interesting.

  21. Samuel

    Ran out of steam reading this Traditionally evasive and esoteric for an academic s yet plenty of clarity in its interpretations and evaluations Bate isn t swayed by one view He considers and weighs up them all, however extreme they may be.

  22. Sunil

    A nice little book that presents the overall influence that Shakespeare has had on our life and times.

  23. Grace

    Made me want to read see Histories and Measure for Measure especially Very interesting and only slight made up feel that often annoys me about lit crit

  24. Paul Gallear

    A book I ve been meaning to read since university Scholarly, well thought out and definitely worth a look for any Shakespeare fans or even naysayers.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *