Item description for The Poems - Arden Shakespeare: Third Series (The Arden Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare, Katherine Duncan-Jones & H. R. Woudhuysen...
In 1593 Shakespeare awoke and found himself famous. Lines from his comic, erotic, tragic poem Venus and Adonis were on everyone's lips.The appearance in 1594 of the darkly reflective and richly descriptive Rape of Lucrece confirmed his fame as 'Sweet Master Shakespeare', Elizabethan England's most brilliant non-dramatic poet. Shorter poems in this volume testify further to Shakespeare's versatility and to his poetic fame. Some, like the much-debated 'Phoenix and Turtle', pose problems of meaning; others raise questions about authorship and authenticity. Detailed annotation and a full Introduction seek to resolve such difficulties while also locating Shakespeare's poems in their literary context, which includes his own career as a playwright.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 5" Height: 7.75" Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Release Date Sep 28, 2007
ISBN 1903436877 ISBN13 9781903436875
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More About William Shakespeare, Katherine Duncan-Jones & H. R. Woudhuysen
Katherine Duncan Jones has published over forty articles on Elizabethan and Jacobean literature. Her biography Sir Philip Sidney: Courtier Poet appeared in 1991, and her edition of Shakespeare's Sonnets was published by Arden in 1997. She is a Tutorial Fellow in English at Somerville College, Oxford, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Katherine Duncan-Jones has an academic affiliation as follows - Somerville College, Oxford.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Poems - Arden Shakespeare: Third Series (The Arden Shakespeare)?
Shakespeare's Poetry May 3, 2001
This book is fantastic! You get Venus and Adonis (erotic love poem), Rape of Lucrece (roman rape poem), Lover's Complaint (about the dangers of Love), Phoenix and the Turtle (symbolic of Love and Faith), and of course 154 lovely SONNETS.
David Bevington's introductions are short and informative; the footnotes are there for guidance and do not interfere with the text. A wonderful text. Buy it and take it to the beach.