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Shakespeare and His Contemporaries
Author: Charles Nicholl

ISBN: 9781855145801
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 136
Published: 1 December 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 14.0 x 1.1
Description:
William Shakespeare and his friends helped create not only a new kind of theatre but also a new form of language. In an age of religious and political warfare, they found expression for what it means to be human. Yet although Shakespeare's life is well researched, the lives of those around him are less well known. In this book, Charles Nicholl explains that Shakespeare belonged to a talented group of writers, poets and dramatists, including Ben Jonson, Christopher Marlowe, John Donne and Sir Walter Ralegh. Illustrated throughout with portraits, engravings and printed documents, it demonstrates how Elizabethan society valued literary talent as well as how these writers saw themselves.

About the Author

Charles Nicholl is the author of numerous Elizabethan studies, including The Reckoning: The Murder of Christopher Marlowe, which won the James Tait Black Prize for biography, and The Lodger: Shakespeare on Silver Street. He has also written an acclaimed biography of Leonardo da Vinci, and an account of Arthur Rimbaud's years in Africa, Somebody Else, which was awarded the Hawthornden...

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