Read ebook pdf This Is Shakespeare – Emma Smith

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This Is Shakespeare review õ 4 An electrifying new study that investigates the challenges of the Bard's inconsistencies and flaws and focuses on revealing not resolving the ambiguities of the plays and their changing topicality A genius and prophet whose timeless works encapsulate the human condition like no other A writer who surpassed his contemporaries in vision originality and literary mastery A man who wrote like an angel putting i I have not completed the book yet but was really amazed with the MND chapter where our Professor of Shakespeare Studies states Hermia wishes to marry Demetrius Egeus favours Lysander as her suitor What a blunder It is compounded a few sentences later when we are informed that Hermia maintains that she will not accept the the unwished yoke 1181 of marriage to LysanderIf a mistake of this proportion can get through goodness knows what other bloopers lie in store

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This Is Shakespeare review õ 4 T all so much better than anyone else Is this Shakespeare Well sort of But it doesn't tell us the whole truth So much of what we say about Shakespeare is either not true or just not relevant In This Is Shakespeare Emma Smith an intellectually theatrically and ethically exciting writer takes us into a world of politicking and copycatting as we watch Shakespeare emulating the blockbusters of Christopher Marl I studied English Literature some thirty years ago and although I do still read a wide variety of literature ranging from the classicsserious to the popular end of the spectrum it s a fair while since I read any literary criticism I bought this book because it caught my eye in a Waterstones window and realised I knew the author Emma Smith when at University causing me absolute delight and excitement I also fancied a bit of Shakespeare in my life again Emma Smith clearly has lost none of the charisma and lively wit that I recall from those undergraduate days as it absolutely shines through this wonderful book Hi Emma I was in the year below you I have greatly enjoyed reading this book and it has spurred me on to watch some productions and re visit old favourites Ever since O levels Macbeth is still my favourite I d recommend this book to anybody wanting an accessible clever thought provoking book about Shakespeare s plays whether as an introduction a reminder or as has been suggested a wonderful guide to dip into in the future perhaps prior to attending a performance or afterwards

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This Is Shakespeare review õ 4 Owe and Thomas Kyd the Spielberg and Tarantino of their day flirting with and skirting around the cutthroat issues of succession politics religious upheaval and technological change Smith writes in strikingly modern ways about individual agency privacy politics celebrity and sex Instead of offering the answers the Shakespeare she reveals poses awkward uestions always inviting the reader to ponder ambiguiti The publisher has seen fit to subtitle this book How to Read the World s Greatest Playwright and has backed this theme up with some choice cover blurb from a keen to please critic The best introduction to the plays I ve read Well fellow readers this book is neither an introduction nor a how to read manual it is entirely interesting than that It is not a children s book and it is not a book for those with a childlike understanding of our greatest dramatist it is not comprehensive in its coverage of the canon and it assumes a better than basic knowledge of the plays in the reader However if you have read and seen some Shakespeare better still if you love the man s work this book offers a superbly gripping collection of insights into the greatest plays some startlingly original insights in my experience and some that go deeper than any analysis of the plays I have read before written in a playful style that is very accessible and involving with much fashionable phrasing I imagine this style has been honed over many years of wrangling undergraduates which is Ms Smith s day job To sum up an intensely enjoyable collection of persuasive theories ideas and arguments the result is a very addictive if you love Shakespeare read But take note Ms Smith is a Professor of Shakespeare Studies and she expects us like her own students to be prepared for her instruction This is not I would suggest a book for ambivalent novices


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    Read ebook pdf This Is Shakespeare – Emma Smith I have not completed the book yet but was really amazed with the MND chapter where our Professor of Shakespeare Studies states Hermia wishes to marry Demetrius; Egeus favours Lysander as her suitor What a blunder It is compounded a

  2. says: Read ebook pdf This Is Shakespeare – Emma Smith

    Read ebook pdf This Is Shakespeare – Emma Smith I studied English Literature some thirty years ago and although I do still read a wide variety of literature ranging from

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    Read ebook pdf This Is Shakespeare – Emma Smith The publisher has seen fit to subtitle this book How to Read the World's Greatest Playwright and has backed this theme up with some c

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    Read ebook pdf This Is Shakespeare – Emma Smith Another little piece from young Shakesperean Prof Emma Smith esconced in one of those brainy fortifications not a pub's throw from The HighIn

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    Read ebook pdf This Is Shakespeare – Emma Smith Download Ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Emma Smith review This Is Shakespeare The blurb on the back of this book describes as 'electrifying' I'm not sure about thatI didn't study English to de

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