The Life and Times of William Shakespeare by Peter Levi audiobook

The Life and Times of William Shakespeare

By Peter Levi
Read by Wanda McCaddon

Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781470887995

  • ISBN: 9781433254192

  • ISBN: 9781433254208

Runtime: 18.21 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

This authoritative and extremely readable biography is the first since the Victorian Age to pay full attention to Shakespeare’s life and times and their numerous subtle connections to his works. Peter Levi emphasizes the background of Shakespeare’s life: the local and national events that shaped his experiences, his family and friends, and the Elizabethan people with whom he shared his life and populated his plays. Bringing together new research and new discoveries and reexamining the famous legends about Shakespeare, Levi uses the writings of modern historians to shed light on the poet’s life. This valuable work will be the definitive life of Shakespeare for many years to come.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The author introduces convincing and revolutionary information, which will fundamentally change modern views of Shakespeare, his time, his life and literary works.” Professor Kurt Otten, Professor Emeritus of English, University of Heidelberg, Germany

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Author

Author Bio: Peter Levi

Author Bio: Peter Levi

Peter Levi (1931–2000) was professor of poetry at the University of Oxford from 1984 to 1989. A poet and student of Latin and Greek, he wrote and edited over forty books, including a history of Greek literature and celebrated biographies of Lear, Shakespeare, Milton, Tennyson, and Horace.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 18.21
Audience: Adult
Language: English