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Author: Frank Kermode Narrator: Paul Hecht Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Audio Length: Release Date: August 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781440797675

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‘The greatest literary scholar of his generation’ (Independent) explains how the history of the Elizabethan era is the backdrop to William Shakespeare and his plays. Shakespeare made his unique contribution to British and world culture in the midst of Elizabeth’s great reign. Here, the circumstances of each play’s composition are acutely described, and set within a masterful portrait of Shakespeare’s England—its early capitalism, its court, its bursting population, and its epidemics, as well as its arts—including, of course, its theatre. An important, lasting, and concise companion to Shakespeare’s time.

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About the Author

Frank Kermode is Britain’s most distinguished scholar of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature. He has written and edited numerous works, including Shakespeare’s Language, Forms of Attention, Not Entitled, The Genesis of Secrecy, and The Sense of an Ending. He has taught at many universities, including University College, London, and Cambridge University, and has been a visiting professor at Columbia, Harvard, Yale, and several other American colleges. He lives in Cambridge, England.

About the Narrator

Paul Hecht’s long career in audiobooks spans dozens of titles and authors as varied as Ray Bradbury and Gore Vidal, Jack Finney and Thomas Mann. He has recorded such books as Bob Dole’s One Soldier’s Story and Alexander McCall Smith’s Portuguese Irregular Verbs and At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances. Hecht’s theater career in New York includes many Broadway and television credits. He has won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards for his audiobook narrations.