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The genius of Shakespeare

The Genius of Shakespeare is a new kind of biography: a biography of Shakespeare's talent and reputation, beyond the limits of his actual life. Part One explores the origins and development of his works, Part Two traces their effects on succeeding generations, and demonstrates how Shakespeare came to be regarded as the supreme dramatist
Print Book, English, 1998
Oxford University Press, New York, 1998
xiv, 384 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780195128239, 9780195121964, 0195128230, 0195121961
Who is Shakespeare? What is he?
A life of anecdote
Shakespeare's autobiographical poems?
The authorship controversy
Marlowe's ghost
Shakespeare's peculiarity
The Shakespeare effect
The original genius
The national poet
All the world his stage
From character to icon
The laws of the Shakespearean universe