Books by Dennis Kay

SHAKESPEARE by Dennis Kay
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 20, 1992

Kay (English/Oxford) calls his chronicle of Shakespeare's life, work, and times a ``modest'' presentation for the ``curious''—which apparently excuses him from scholarly rigor as well as from considering recent Shakespearean research and theories. ``Every age,'' Kay begins, ``creates the Shakespeare, or Shakespeares it needs.'' The Shakespeare he displays—assembled from public records of christenings, weddings, deaths, real-estate transactions, and law cases—is a businessman, a crafty materialist who occasionally wrote plays. Read full book review >