Shakespeare and the Resistance: The Earl of Southampton, the Essex Rebellion, and the Poems that Challenged Tudor Tyranny

Shakespeare and the Resistance: The Earl of Southampton, the Essex Rebellion, and the Poems that Challenged Tudor Tyranny

A brilliant and provocative reinterpretation of Shakespeare's largely forgotten epic poems, and the political controversy they incited. As the year 1600 approached, unrest was stirring in post-Reformation England. The people pitted themselves against Queen Elizabeth, questioning the monarchy and exploring republicanism. Amidst this tension, William Shakespeare published a p A brilliant and provocative reinterpretation of Shakespeare's largely forgotten epic poems, and the political controv...

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Title:Shakespeare and the Resistance: The Earl of Southampton, the Essex Rebellion, and the Poems that Challenged Tudor Tyranny
Author:Clare Asquith
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Genres:History
ISBN:1568588127
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Shakespeare and the Resistance: The Earl of Southampton, the Essex Rebellion, and the Poems that Challenged Tudor Tyranny Reviews

  • Steven
    Jan 25, 2018

    In most countries in today?s world, those who comment on current events rarely use the tools that were employed centuries ago by poets and creators of literature. The specters of exile and death were ever-present, and those who wished to express their rebellious thoughts were forced ...

    It was a great book very insightful. I have to go back and re=read the Bard again in a different like ...

    The two poems -- Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece -- are certainly obscure today; I don't remember it even after a semester of Shakespeare at university, and the author does take pains to explain some of their more arcane wording. The author does a good job at showing Shakespeare's to...

    I've never been much of a student of Shakespeare, but one thing I do remember from my grad school seminars is the discussion on his social commentary. I would have loved this as a reference book in those seminars--Clare Asquith explores the ways in which Shakespeare used his writing to...

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    How do books like this get published? Asquith's newest foray into Shakespeare and history is a bumbling, self-contradictory mess in which she cherry-picks from some, often dated, aspects of the scholarly literature on the topic while ignoring the bulk of it. Her claims about how schola...

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  • Annie M
    Feb 07, 2018

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    It was a great book very insightful. I have to go back and re=read the Bard again in a different like ...

    The two poems -- Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece -- are certainly obscure today; I don't remember it even after a semester of Shakespeare at university, and the author does take pains to explain some of their more arcane wording. The author does a good job at showing Shakespeare's to...

    I've never been much of a student of Shakespeare, but one thing I do remember from my grad school seminars is the discussion on his social commentary. I would have loved this as a reference book in those seminars--Clare Asquith explores the ways in which Shakespeare used his writing to...

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    How do books like this get published? Asquith's newest foray into Shakespeare and history is a bumbling, self-contradictory mess in which she cherry-picks from some, often dated, aspects of the scholarly literature on the topic while ignoring the bulk of it. Her claims about how schola...

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    Feb 07, 2018

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    It was a great book very insightful. I have to go back and re=read the Bard again in a different like ...

    The two poems -- Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece -- are certainly obscure today; I don't remember it even after a semester of Shakespeare at university, and the author does take pains to explain some of their more arcane wording. The author does a good job at showing Shakespeare's to...

    I've never been much of a student of Shakespeare, but one thing I do remember from my grad school seminars is the discussion on his social commentary. I would have loved this as a reference book in those seminars--Clare Asquith explores the ways in which Shakespeare used his writing to...

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    How do books like this get published? Asquith's newest foray into Shakespeare and history is a bumbling, self-contradictory mess in which she cherry-picks from some, often dated, aspects of the scholarly literature on the topic while ignoring the bulk of it. Her claims about how schola...

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  • Laurel Hicks
    Sep 16, 2018

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    It was a great book very insightful. I have to go back and re=read the Bard again in a different like ...

    The two poems -- Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece -- are certainly obscure today; I don't remember it even after a semester of Shakespeare at university, and the author does take pains to explain some of their more arcane wording. The author does a good job at showing Shakespeare's to...

    I've never been much of a student of Shakespeare, but one thing I do remember from my grad school seminars is the discussion on his social commentary. I would have loved this as a reference book in those seminars--Clare Asquith explores the ways in which Shakespeare used his writing to...

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  • Shomeret
    Feb 07, 2018

    In most countries in today?s world, those who comment on current events rarely use the tools that were employed centuries ago by poets and creators of literature. The specters of exile and death were ever-present, and those who wished to express their rebellious thoughts were forced ...

    It was a great book very insightful. I have to go back and re=read the Bard again in a different like ...

    The two poems -- Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece -- are certainly obscure today; I don't remember it even after a semester of Shakespeare at university, and the author does take pains to explain some of their more arcane wording. The author does a good job at showing Shakespeare's to...

    I've never been much of a student of Shakespeare, but one thing I do remember from my grad school seminars is the discussion on his social commentary. I would have loved this as a reference book in those seminars--Clare Asquith explores the ways in which Shakespeare used his writing to...

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    How do books like this get published? Asquith's newest foray into Shakespeare and history is a bumbling, self-contradictory mess in which she cherry-picks from some, often dated, aspects of the scholarly literature on the topic while ignoring the bulk of it. Her claims about how schola...

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  • Sarah Wagner
    Feb 07, 2018

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    It was a great book very insightful. I have to go back and re=read the Bard again in a different like ...

    The two poems -- Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece -- are certainly obscure today; I don't remember it even after a semester of Shakespeare at university, and the author does take pains to explain some of their more arcane wording. The author does a good job at showing Shakespeare's to...

    I've never been much of a student of Shakespeare, but one thing I do remember from my grad school seminars is the discussion on his social commentary. I would have loved this as a reference book in those seminars--Clare Asquith explores the ways in which Shakespeare used his writing to...

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    How do books like this get published? Asquith's newest foray into Shakespeare and history is a bumbling, self-contradictory mess in which she cherry-picks from some, often dated, aspects of the scholarly literature on the topic while ignoring the bulk of it. Her claims about how schola...

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  • Cindy
    Feb 07, 2018

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    It was a great book very insightful. I have to go back and re=read the Bard again in a different like ...

    The two poems -- Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece -- are certainly obscure today; I don't remember it even after a semester of Shakespeare at university, and the author does take pains to explain some of their more arcane wording. The author does a good job at showing Shakespeare's to...

    I've never been much of a student of Shakespeare, but one thing I do remember from my grad school seminars is the discussion on his social commentary. I would have loved this as a reference book in those seminars--Clare Asquith explores the ways in which Shakespeare used his writing to...

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    How do books like this get published? Asquith's newest foray into Shakespeare and history is a bumbling, self-contradictory mess in which she cherry-picks from some, often dated, aspects of the scholarly literature on the topic while ignoring the bulk of it. Her claims about how schola...

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    Sep 06, 2018

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    It was a great book very insightful. I have to go back and re=read the Bard again in a different like ...

    The two poems -- Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece -- are certainly obscure today; I don't remember it even after a semester of Shakespeare at university, and the author does take pains to explain some of their more arcane wording. The author does a good job at showing Shakespeare's to...

    I've never been much of a student of Shakespeare, but one thing I do remember from my grad school seminars is the discussion on his social commentary. I would have loved this as a reference book in those seminars--Clare Asquith explores the ways in which Shakespeare used his writing to...

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    Jul 19, 2018

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    It was a great book very insightful. I have to go back and re=read the Bard again in a different like ...

    The two poems -- Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece -- are certainly obscure today; I don't remember it even after a semester of Shakespeare at university, and the author does take pains to explain some of their more arcane wording. The author does a good job at showing Shakespeare's to...

    I've never been much of a student of Shakespeare, but one thing I do remember from my grad school seminars is the discussion on his social commentary. I would have loved this as a reference book in those seminars--Clare Asquith explores the ways in which Shakespeare used his writing to...

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    How do books like this get published? Asquith's newest foray into Shakespeare and history is a bumbling, self-contradictory mess in which she cherry-picks from some, often dated, aspects of the scholarly literature on the topic while ignoring the bulk of it. Her claims about how schola...

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    Feb 07, 2018

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    It was a great book very insightful. I have to go back and re=read the Bard again in a different like ...

    The two poems -- Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece -- are certainly obscure today; I don't remember it even after a semester of Shakespeare at university, and the author does take pains to explain some of their more arcane wording. The author does a good job at showing Shakespeare's to...

    I've never been much of a student of Shakespeare, but one thing I do remember from my grad school seminars is the discussion on his social commentary. I would have loved this as a reference book in those seminars--Clare Asquith explores the ways in which Shakespeare used his writing to...

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    How do books like this get published? Asquith's newest foray into Shakespeare and history is a bumbling, self-contradictory mess in which she cherry-picks from some, often dated, aspects of the scholarly literature on the topic while ignoring the bulk of it. Her claims about how schola...

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    Feb 07, 2018

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    It was a great book very insightful. I have to go back and re=read the Bard again in a different like ...

    The two poems -- Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece -- are certainly obscure today; I don't remember it even after a semester of Shakespeare at university, and the author does take pains to explain some of their more arcane wording. The author does a good job at showing Shakespeare's to...

    I've never been much of a student of Shakespeare, but one thing I do remember from my grad school seminars is the discussion on his social commentary. I would have loved this as a reference book in those seminars--Clare Asquith explores the ways in which Shakespeare used his writing to...

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    How do books like this get published? Asquith's newest foray into Shakespeare and history is a bumbling, self-contradictory mess in which she cherry-picks from some, often dated, aspects of the scholarly literature on the topic while ignoring the bulk of it. Her claims about how schola...

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    Feb 07, 2018

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    It was a great book very insightful. I have to go back and re=read the Bard again in a different like ...

    The two poems -- Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece -- are certainly obscure today; I don't remember it even after a semester of Shakespeare at university, and the author does take pains to explain some of their more arcane wording. The author does a good job at showing Shakespeare's to...

    I've never been much of a student of Shakespeare, but one thing I do remember from my grad school seminars is the discussion on his social commentary. I would have loved this as a reference book in those seminars--Clare Asquith explores the ways in which Shakespeare used his writing to...

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    How do books like this get published? Asquith's newest foray into Shakespeare and history is a bumbling, self-contradictory mess in which she cherry-picks from some, often dated, aspects of the scholarly literature on the topic while ignoring the bulk of it. Her claims about how schola...

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    Aug 05, 2018

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    It was a great book very insightful. I have to go back and re=read the Bard again in a different like ...

    The two poems -- Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece -- are certainly obscure today; I don't remember it even after a semester of Shakespeare at university, and the author does take pains to explain some of their more arcane wording. The author does a good job at showing Shakespeare's to...

  • Rebecca
    Feb 07, 2018

    In most countries in today?s world, those who comment on current events rarely use the tools that were employed centuries ago by poets and creators of literature. The specters of exile and death were ever-present, and those who wished to express their rebellious thoughts were forced ...

    It was a great book very insightful. I have to go back and re=read the Bard again in a different like ...

    The two poems -- Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece -- are certainly obscure today; I don't remember it even after a semester of Shakespeare at university, and the author does take pains to explain some of their more arcane wording. The author does a good job at showing Shakespeare's to...

    I've never been much of a student of Shakespeare, but one thing I do remember from my grad school seminars is the discussion on his social commentary. I would have loved this as a reference book in those seminars--Clare Asquith explores the ways in which Shakespeare used his writing to...

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    How do books like this get published? Asquith's newest foray into Shakespeare and history is a bumbling, self-contradictory mess in which she cherry-picks from some, often dated, aspects of the scholarly literature on the topic while ignoring the bulk of it. Her claims about how schola...

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    Feb 07, 2018

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    It was a great book very insightful. I have to go back and re=read the Bard again in a different like ...

    The two poems -- Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece -- are certainly obscure today; I don't remember it even after a semester of Shakespeare at university, and the author does take pains to explain some of their more arcane wording. The author does a good job at showing Shakespeare's to...

    I've never been much of a student of Shakespeare, but one thing I do remember from my grad school seminars is the discussion on his social commentary. I would have loved this as a reference book in those seminars--Clare Asquith explores the ways in which Shakespeare used his writing to...

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    How do books like this get published? Asquith's newest foray into Shakespeare and history is a bumbling, self-contradictory mess in which she cherry-picks from some, often dated, aspects of the scholarly literature on the topic while ignoring the bulk of it. Her claims about how schola...

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  • Julie
    Feb 07, 2018

    In most countries in today?s world, those who comment on current events rarely use the tools that were employed centuries ago by poets and creators of literature. The specters of exile and death were ever-present, and those who wished to express their rebellious thoughts were forced ...

    It was a great book very insightful. I have to go back and re=read the Bard again in a different like ...

    The two poems -- Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece -- are certainly obscure today; I don't remember it even after a semester of Shakespeare at university, and the author does take pains to explain some of their more arcane wording. The author does a good job at showing Shakespeare's to...

    I've never been much of a student of Shakespeare, but one thing I do remember from my grad school seminars is the discussion on his social commentary. I would have loved this as a reference book in those seminars--Clare Asquith explores the ways in which Shakespeare used his writing to...

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    How do books like this get published? Asquith's newest foray into Shakespeare and history is a bumbling, self-contradictory mess in which she cherry-picks from some, often dated, aspects of the scholarly literature on the topic while ignoring the bulk of it. Her claims about how schola...

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    Feb 07, 2018

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    It was a great book very insightful. I have to go back and re=read the Bard again in a different like ...

    The two poems -- Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece -- are certainly obscure today; I don't remember it even after a semester of Shakespeare at university, and the author does take pains to explain some of their more arcane wording. The author does a good job at showing Shakespeare's to...

    I've never been much of a student of Shakespeare, but one thing I do remember from my grad school seminars is the discussion on his social commentary. I would have loved this as a reference book in those seminars--Clare Asquith explores the ways in which Shakespeare used his writing to...

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    How do books like this get published? Asquith's newest foray into Shakespeare and history is a bumbling, self-contradictory mess in which she cherry-picks from some, often dated, aspects of the scholarly literature on the topic while ignoring the bulk of it. Her claims about how schola...

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    Jul 16, 2018

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    Feb 07, 2018

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    It was a great book very insightful. I have to go back and re=read the Bard again in a different like ...

    The two poems -- Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece -- are certainly obscure today; I don't remember it even after a semester of Shakespeare at university, and the author does take pains to explain some of their more arcane wording. The author does a good job at showing Shakespeare's to...

    I've never been much of a student of Shakespeare, but one thing I do remember from my grad school seminars is the discussion on his social commentary. I would have loved this as a reference book in those seminars--Clare Asquith explores the ways in which Shakespeare used his writing to...

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    How do books like this get published? Asquith's newest foray into Shakespeare and history is a bumbling, self-contradictory mess in which she cherry-picks from some, often dated, aspects of the scholarly literature on the topic while ignoring the bulk of it. Her claims about how schola...

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    Feb 07, 2018

    In most countries in today?s world, those who comment on current events rarely use the tools that were employed centuries ago by poets and creators of literature. The specters of exile and death were ever-present, and those who wished to express their rebellious thoughts were forced ...

    It was a great book very insightful. I have to go back and re=read the Bard again in a different like ...

    The two poems -- Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece -- are certainly obscure today; I don't remember it even after a semester of Shakespeare at university, and the author does take pains to explain some of their more arcane wording. The author does a good job at showing Shakespeare's to...

    I've never been much of a student of Shakespeare, but one thing I do remember from my grad school seminars is the discussion on his social commentary. I would have loved this as a reference book in those seminars--Clare Asquith explores the ways in which Shakespeare used his writing to...

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    How do books like this get published? Asquith's newest foray into Shakespeare and history is a bumbling, self-contradictory mess in which she cherry-picks from some, often dated, aspects of the scholarly literature on the topic while ignoring the bulk of it. Her claims about how schola...

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    Feb 07, 2018

    In most countries in today?s world, those who comment on current events rarely use the tools that were employed centuries ago by poets and creators of literature. The specters of exile and death were ever-present, and those who wished to express their rebellious thoughts were forced ...

    It was a great book very insightful. I have to go back and re=read the Bard again in a different like ...

    The two poems -- Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece -- are certainly obscure today; I don't remember it even after a semester of Shakespeare at university, and the author does take pains to explain some of their more arcane wording. The author does a good job at showing Shakespeare's to...

    I've never been much of a student of Shakespeare, but one thing I do remember from my grad school seminars is the discussion on his social commentary. I would have loved this as a reference book in those seminars--Clare Asquith explores the ways in which Shakespeare used his writing to...

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    How do books like this get published? Asquith's newest foray into Shakespeare and history is a bumbling, self-contradictory mess in which she cherry-picks from some, often dated, aspects of the scholarly literature on the topic while ignoring the bulk of it. Her claims about how schola...

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    Feb 07, 2018

    In most countries in today?s world, those who comment on current events rarely use the tools that were employed centuries ago by poets and creators of literature. The specters of exile and death were ever-present, and those who wished to express their rebellious thoughts were forced ...

    It was a great book very insightful. I have to go back and re=read the Bard again in a different like ...

    The two poems -- Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece -- are certainly obscure today; I don't remember it even after a semester of Shakespeare at university, and the author does take pains to explain some of their more arcane wording. The author does a good job at showing Shakespeare's to...

    I've never been much of a student of Shakespeare, but one thing I do remember from my grad school seminars is the discussion on his social commentary. I would have loved this as a reference book in those seminars--Clare Asquith explores the ways in which Shakespeare used his writing to...

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    How do books like this get published? Asquith's newest foray into Shakespeare and history is a bumbling, self-contradictory mess in which she cherry-picks from some, often dated, aspects of the scholarly literature on the topic while ignoring the bulk of it. Her claims about how schola...

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    Feb 07, 2018

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    It was a great book very insightful. I have to go back and re=read the Bard again in a different like ...

    The two poems -- Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece -- are certainly obscure today; I don't remember it even after a semester of Shakespeare at university, and the author does take pains to explain some of their more arcane wording. The author does a good job at showing Shakespeare's to...

    I've never been much of a student of Shakespeare, but one thing I do remember from my grad school seminars is the discussion on his social commentary. I would have loved this as a reference book in those seminars--Clare Asquith explores the ways in which Shakespeare used his writing to...

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    How do books like this get published? Asquith's newest foray into Shakespeare and history is a bumbling, self-contradictory mess in which she cherry-picks from some, often dated, aspects of the scholarly literature on the topic while ignoring the bulk of it. Her claims about how schola...

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    Feb 07, 2018

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    It was a great book very insightful. I have to go back and re=read the Bard again in a different like ...

    The two poems -- Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece -- are certainly obscure today; I don't remember it even after a semester of Shakespeare at university, and the author does take pains to explain some of their more arcane wording. The author does a good job at showing Shakespeare's to...

    I've never been much of a student of Shakespeare, but one thing I do remember from my grad school seminars is the discussion on his social commentary. I would have loved this as a reference book in those seminars--Clare Asquith explores the ways in which Shakespeare used his writing to...

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    How do books like this get published? Asquith's newest foray into Shakespeare and history is a bumbling, self-contradictory mess in which she cherry-picks from some, often dated, aspects of the scholarly literature on the topic while ignoring the bulk of it. Her claims about how schola...

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  • Dayna
    Feb 07, 2018

    In most countries in today?s world, those who comment on current events rarely use the tools that were employed centuries ago by poets and creators of literature. The specters of exile and death were ever-present, and those who wished to express their rebellious thoughts were forced ...

    It was a great book very insightful. I have to go back and re=read the Bard again in a different like ...

    The two poems -- Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece -- are certainly obscure today; I don't remember it even after a semester of Shakespeare at university, and the author does take pains to explain some of their more arcane wording. The author does a good job at showing Shakespeare's to...

    I've never been much of a student of Shakespeare, but one thing I do remember from my grad school seminars is the discussion on his social commentary. I would have loved this as a reference book in those seminars--Clare Asquith explores the ways in which Shakespeare used his writing to...

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    How do books like this get published? Asquith's newest foray into Shakespeare and history is a bumbling, self-contradictory mess in which she cherry-picks from some, often dated, aspects of the scholarly literature on the topic while ignoring the bulk of it. Her claims about how schola...

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  • Fleet Sparrow
    Feb 07, 2018

    In most countries in today?s world, those who comment on current events rarely use the tools that were employed centuries ago by poets and creators of literature. The specters of exile and death were ever-present, and those who wished to express their rebellious thoughts were forced ...

    It was a great book very insightful. I have to go back and re=read the Bard again in a different like ...

    The two poems -- Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece -- are certainly obscure today; I don't remember it even after a semester of Shakespeare at university, and the author does take pains to explain some of their more arcane wording. The author does a good job at showing Shakespeare's to...

    I've never been much of a student of Shakespeare, but one thing I do remember from my grad school seminars is the discussion on his social commentary. I would have loved this as a reference book in those seminars--Clare Asquith explores the ways in which Shakespeare used his writing to...

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    How do books like this get published? Asquith's newest foray into Shakespeare and history is a bumbling, self-contradictory mess in which she cherry-picks from some, often dated, aspects of the scholarly literature on the topic while ignoring the bulk of it. Her claims about how schola...

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  • Shelly
    Aug 31, 2018

    In most countries in today?s world, those who comment on current events rarely use the tools that were employed centuries ago by poets and creators of literature. The specters of exile and death were ever-present, and those who wished to express their rebellious thoughts were forced ...

    It was a great book very insightful. I have to go back and re=read the Bard again in a different like ...

    The two poems -- Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece -- are certainly obscure today; I don't remember it even after a semester of Shakespeare at university, and the author does take pains to explain some of their more arcane wording. The author does a good job at showing Shakespeare's to...

    I've never been much of a student of Shakespeare, but one thing I do remember from my grad school seminars is the discussion on his social commentary. I would have loved this as a reference book in those seminars--Clare Asquith explores the ways in which Shakespeare used his writing to...

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  • Haley
    Feb 07, 2018

    In most countries in today?s world, those who comment on current events rarely use the tools that were employed centuries ago by poets and creators of literature. The specters of exile and death were ever-present, and those who wished to express their rebellious thoughts were forced ...

    It was a great book very insightful. I have to go back and re=read the Bard again in a different like ...

    The two poems -- Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece -- are certainly obscure today; I don't remember it even after a semester of Shakespeare at university, and the author does take pains to explain some of their more arcane wording. The author does a good job at showing Shakespeare's to...

    I've never been much of a student of Shakespeare, but one thing I do remember from my grad school seminars is the discussion on his social commentary. I would have loved this as a reference book in those seminars--Clare Asquith explores the ways in which Shakespeare used his writing to...

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    How do books like this get published? Asquith's newest foray into Shakespeare and history is a bumbling, self-contradictory mess in which she cherry-picks from some, often dated, aspects of the scholarly literature on the topic while ignoring the bulk of it. Her claims about how schola...

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  • Mark
    Feb 07, 2018

    In most countries in today?s world, those who comment on current events rarely use the tools that were employed centuries ago by poets and creators of literature. The specters of exile and death were ever-present, and those who wished to express their rebellious thoughts were forced ...

    It was a great book very insightful. I have to go back and re=read the Bard again in a different like ...

    The two poems -- Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece -- are certainly obscure today; I don't remember it even after a semester of Shakespeare at university, and the author does take pains to explain some of their more arcane wording. The author does a good job at showing Shakespeare's to...

    I've never been much of a student of Shakespeare, but one thing I do remember from my grad school seminars is the discussion on his social commentary. I would have loved this as a reference book in those seminars--Clare Asquith explores the ways in which Shakespeare used his writing to...

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    How do books like this get published? Asquith's newest foray into Shakespeare and history is a bumbling, self-contradictory mess in which she cherry-picks from some, often dated, aspects of the scholarly literature on the topic while ignoring the bulk of it. Her claims about how schola...

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  • Donna Smith
    Feb 07, 2018

    In most countries in today?s world, those who comment on current events rarely use the tools that were employed centuries ago by poets and creators of literature. The specters of exile and death were ever-present, and those who wished to express their rebellious thoughts were forced ...

    It was a great book very insightful. I have to go back and re=read the Bard again in a different like ...

    The two poems -- Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece -- are certainly obscure today; I don't remember it even after a semester of Shakespeare at university, and the author does take pains to explain some of their more arcane wording. The author does a good job at showing Shakespeare's to...

    I've never been much of a student of Shakespeare, but one thing I do remember from my grad school seminars is the discussion on his social commentary. I would have loved this as a reference book in those seminars--Clare Asquith explores the ways in which Shakespeare used his writing to...

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    How do books like this get published? Asquith's newest foray into Shakespeare and history is a bumbling, self-contradictory mess in which she cherry-picks from some, often dated, aspects of the scholarly literature on the topic while ignoring the bulk of it. Her claims about how schola...

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  • Sarah Pick
    Feb 07, 2018

    In most countries in today?s world, those who comment on current events rarely use the tools that were employed centuries ago by poets and creators of literature. The specters of exile and death were ever-present, and those who wished to express their rebellious thoughts were forced ...

    It was a great book very insightful. I have to go back and re=read the Bard again in a different like ...

    The two poems -- Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece -- are certainly obscure today; I don't remember it even after a semester of Shakespeare at university, and the author does take pains to explain some of their more arcane wording. The author does a good job at showing Shakespeare's to...

    I've never been much of a student of Shakespeare, but one thing I do remember from my grad school seminars is the discussion on his social commentary. I would have loved this as a reference book in those seminars--Clare Asquith explores the ways in which Shakespeare used his writing to...

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    How do books like this get published? Asquith's newest foray into Shakespeare and history is a bumbling, self-contradictory mess in which she cherry-picks from some, often dated, aspects of the scholarly literature on the topic while ignoring the bulk of it. Her claims about how schola...

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  • Chrissy
    Feb 07, 2018

    In most countries in today?s world, those who comment on current events rarely use the tools that were employed centuries ago by poets and creators of literature. The specters of exile and death were ever-present, and those who wished to express their rebellious thoughts were forced ...

    It was a great book very insightful. I have to go back and re=read the Bard again in a different like ...

    The two poems -- Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece -- are certainly obscure today; I don't remember it even after a semester of Shakespeare at university, and the author does take pains to explain some of their more arcane wording. The author does a good job at showing Shakespeare's to...

    I've never been much of a student of Shakespeare, but one thing I do remember from my grad school seminars is the discussion on his social commentary. I would have loved this as a reference book in those seminars--Clare Asquith explores the ways in which Shakespeare used his writing to...

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    How do books like this get published? Asquith's newest foray into Shakespeare and history is a bumbling, self-contradictory mess in which she cherry-picks from some, often dated, aspects of the scholarly literature on the topic while ignoring the bulk of it. Her claims about how schola...

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  • Natalie Matos
    Feb 07, 2018

    In most countries in today?s world, those who comment on current events rarely use the tools that were employed centuries ago by poets and creators of literature. The specters of exile and death were ever-present, and those who wished to express their rebellious thoughts were forced ...

    It was a great book very insightful. I have to go back and re=read the Bard again in a different like ...

    The two poems -- Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece -- are certainly obscure today; I don't remember it even after a semester of Shakespeare at university, and the author does take pains to explain some of their more arcane wording. The author does a good job at showing Shakespeare's to...

    I've never been much of a student of Shakespeare, but one thing I do remember from my grad school seminars is the discussion on his social commentary. I would have loved this as a reference book in those seminars--Clare Asquith explores the ways in which Shakespeare used his writing to...

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    How do books like this get published? Asquith's newest foray into Shakespeare and history is a bumbling, self-contradictory mess in which she cherry-picks from some, often dated, aspects of the scholarly literature on the topic while ignoring the bulk of it. Her claims about how schola...

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  • Dee Arr
    Jul 06, 2018

    In most countries in today?s world, those who comment on current events rarely use the tools that were employed centuries ago by poets and creators of literature. The specters of exile and death were ever-present, and those who wished to express their rebellious thoughts were forced ...

  • Kathleen
    Feb 07, 2018

    In most countries in today?s world, those who comment on current events rarely use the tools that were employed centuries ago by poets and creators of literature. The specters of exile and death were ever-present, and those who wished to express their rebellious thoughts were forced ...

    It was a great book very insightful. I have to go back and re=read the Bard again in a different like ...

    The two poems -- Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece -- are certainly obscure today; I don't remember it even after a semester of Shakespeare at university, and the author does take pains to explain some of their more arcane wording. The author does a good job at showing Shakespeare's to...

    I've never been much of a student of Shakespeare, but one thing I do remember from my grad school seminars is the discussion on his social commentary. I would have loved this as a reference book in those seminars--Clare Asquith explores the ways in which Shakespeare used his writing to...

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    How do books like this get published? Asquith's newest foray into Shakespeare and history is a bumbling, self-contradictory mess in which she cherry-picks from some, often dated, aspects of the scholarly literature on the topic while ignoring the bulk of it. Her claims about how schola...

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  • Joan
    Feb 07, 2018

    In most countries in today?s world, those who comment on current events rarely use the tools that were employed centuries ago by poets and creators of literature. The specters of exile and death were ever-present, and those who wished to express their rebellious thoughts were forced ...

    It was a great book very insightful. I have to go back and re=read the Bard again in a different like ...

    The two poems -- Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece -- are certainly obscure today; I don't remember it even after a semester of Shakespeare at university, and the author does take pains to explain some of their more arcane wording. The author does a good job at showing Shakespeare's to...

    I've never been much of a student of Shakespeare, but one thing I do remember from my grad school seminars is the discussion on his social commentary. I would have loved this as a reference book in those seminars--Clare Asquith explores the ways in which Shakespeare used his writing to...

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    How do books like this get published? Asquith's newest foray into Shakespeare and history is a bumbling, self-contradictory mess in which she cherry-picks from some, often dated, aspects of the scholarly literature on the topic while ignoring the bulk of it. Her claims about how schola...

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  • Amy
    Feb 07, 2018

    In most countries in today?s world, those who comment on current events rarely use the tools that were employed centuries ago by poets and creators of literature. The specters of exile and death were ever-present, and those who wished to express their rebellious thoughts were forced ...

    It was a great book very insightful. I have to go back and re=read the Bard again in a different like ...

    The two poems -- Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece -- are certainly obscure today; I don't remember it even after a semester of Shakespeare at university, and the author does take pains to explain some of their more arcane wording. The author does a good job at showing Shakespeare's to...

    I've never been much of a student of Shakespeare, but one thing I do remember from my grad school seminars is the discussion on his social commentary. I would have loved this as a reference book in those seminars--Clare Asquith explores the ways in which Shakespeare used his writing to...

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    How do books like this get published? Asquith's newest foray into Shakespeare and history is a bumbling, self-contradictory mess in which she cherry-picks from some, often dated, aspects of the scholarly literature on the topic while ignoring the bulk of it. Her claims about how schola...

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