Shakespeare: Resources on the Man and His Work
Considering the scope of his fame, little is known about William Shakespeare's ... read more »
Shakespeare has more books written about him than any other writer, he’s the most produced ... read more »
Not only do Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets exhibit broad knowledge of the works of classical ... read more »
Shakespeare lived and worked between 1564 and 1616, placing him squarely in the long and important reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603). The period—the age of Shakespeare—was shaped by Queen Elizabeth’s indomitable spirit, and is considered something of a golden age for English literature. Shakespeare is often at the forefront of our minds as an example of and great influence on Elizabethan England; read on to learn how his era influenced him in turn.
- Reading Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets almost 400 years after they were written can be an alienating experience. But learning a little about the tastes, expectations, opinions, politics and society of the time can make Shakespeare’s deeper truths much more accessible.
Like learning a second language, learning to love Shakespeare's plays can ... read more »