Cosas Que Leo #116: 1599; A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, James Shapiro

“When scholars talk about the sources of Shakespeare’s plays, they almost always mean printed books like Holinshed’s Chronicles that they themselves can read; but Shakespeare’s was an aural culture, the music of which has long faded. Lost to us are the unrecorded sounds reverberating around him -street cries of vendors, church bells, regional and foreign accents, scraps of overhead conversation, and countless bits of speech that filled the densely packed capital. Some of these made their way into Shakespeare’s writing, others impeded it, and still others were a kind of precondition for it.”

1599; a year in the life of William Shakespeare

JAMES SHAPIRO

Faber & Faber, 2005

373 págs.

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