SHAKESPEARE: A BIOGRAPHY by Peter Quennell

SHAKESPEARE: A BIOGRAPHY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Although the publishers' call it a biography, Peter Quennell's original working title, In Search of Shakespeare, is far more apropos. Quennell has an immense understanding of and a shrewd sympathy for his hero; the excerpts out of the poems and plays are all almost faultlessly chosen; and like the professional progress of Shakespeare himself, the author's commentary grows from chapter to chapter in smooth, spacious movement. Further, his conjectures on the complexities of the man (his idealism and opportunism; his irresolution between the worlds of the dour and the sweet) are all correlated to the theatrical creations themselves. A beautifully balanced book.

Pub Date: Dec. 2nd, 1963
Publisher: World