Shakespeare è davvero morto?

Shakespeare davvero morto Cosa sappiamo della vita del grande William Shakespeare Dove pu aver appreso tutte quelle enciclopediche conoscenze senza cui sarebbe stato impossibile scrivere i capolavori che gli sono stati attribu
  • Title: Shakespeare è davvero morto?
  • Author: Mark Twain Cecilia Mutti
  • ISBN: 9788889397763
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Paperback
  • Shakespeare è davvero morto?
    Cosa sappiamo della vita del grande William Shakespeare Dove pu aver appreso tutte quelle enciclopediche conoscenze senza cui sarebbe stato impossibile scrivere i capolavori che gli sono stati attribuiti E se dietro il Bardo di Stratford upon Avon si celasse in realt l erudito filosofo Francis Bacon Con la consueta, dissacrante ironia, Mark Twain decide di indagare e,Cosa sappiamo della vita del grande William Shakespeare Dove pu aver appreso tutte quelle enciclopediche conoscenze senza cui sarebbe stato impossibile scrivere i capolavori che gli sono stati attribuiti E se dietro il Bardo di Stratford upon Avon si celasse in realt l erudito filosofo Francis Bacon Con la consueta, dissacrante ironia, Mark Twain decide di indagare e, tra le righe, proclama la propria Dichiarazione d Indipendenza rispetto alla tradizione letteraria del Vecchio Continente.
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  • Mark Twain Cecilia Mutti

    Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 1885 , called the Great American Novel , and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 1876.Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer He apprenticed with a printer He also worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to his older brother Orion s newspaper After toiling as a printer in various cities, he became a master riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River, before heading west to join Orion He was a failure at gold mining, so he next turned to journalism While a reporter, he wrote a humorous story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, which proved to be very popular and brought him nationwide attention His travelogues were also well received Twain had found his calling.He achieved great success as a writer and public speaker His wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers, and he was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.However, he lacked financial acumen Though he made a great deal of money from his writings and lectures, he squandered it on various ventures, in particular the Paige Compositor, and was forced to declare bankruptcy With the help of Henry Huttleston Rogers, however, he eventually overcame his financial troubles Twain worked hard to ensure that all of his creditors were paid in full, even though his bankruptcy had relieved him of the legal responsibility.Born during a visit by Halley s Comet, he died on its return He was lauded as the greatest American humorist of his age , and William Faulkner called Twain the father of American literature.Excerpted from.


  • We have all heard of doubts and arguments that William Shakespeare of Stratford upon Avon wrote the plays attributed to him, but it was only on reading this book that I realised that those doubts surfaced as far back as the 1850 s.Here we have Mark Twain s own theories which are well expounded in an eloquent yet easy to read style Of course, being Mark Twain he has used his trademark humour to illustrate his points.As an entertainment I found it extremely enjoyable but to the literary student wh [...]

  • I only believed Bacon wrote Shakespeare, whereas I knew Shakespeare didn t This is Twain s essential premise We may not be able to prove conclusively who wrote the works that bear Shakespeare s name though Francis Bacon gets Twain s vote , but given the facts, any thinking, reasoning a word too often misappropriated by the Stratfordians, according to Twain person can rule out William Shakespeare completely If you want to enter the fray on the authorship controversy, this may not be the most auth [...]

  • Mark Twain takes up the the age old debate whether Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare With his typical humor and frank nature, Twain presents the evidence forth But in the treatment of the study, I find myself unable to focus on the important Shakespeare since Twain starts to present a lot of things about his own upbringing When he starts comparing himself to Shakespeare, any trace of scholarly expectations I had were gone, but I kept reading since his arguments are so lovely to hear at times and the [...]

  • I loved recording this book, and was flattered to read Kevin McDonnell s review in The Mark Twain Forum here s an excerpt Henzel maintains a mild but steady Twain presence, with a soft drawl, appropriate pauses and phrasings, and pleasant modulations He moves the text along in a convincing first person voice without resorting to the exaggerated cornpone twang that might distract his listeners from Twain s message.

  • For such a little book, Twain s rambling, sometimes funny but largely redundant trolling of the thugs , troglodytes , bandoleers and buccaneers who believe Stratford s William Shakespeare actually wrote Shakespeare s plays, does go on a bit.He rests his argument if you can really call it that on five main points 1 Shakespeare s upbringing was too humble.2 Shakespeare couldn t possibly have understood the law and other trades well enough to reference or portray them with any authenticity.3 Mark T [...]

  • Very entertaining discussion of the Shakespeare authorship question from an Baconist point of view He makes some good points.1 The Plays and the Poetry are too good for someone of the Stratford upon Avon origins attributed to William Shakespeare And too good for the fellow who scratched out Good Friend for Iesus sake moves my bones for his tomb.2 There is too much missing biography and too little time in London to acquire the author s many accomplishments while also scraping out a living in the [...]

  • I was intrigued by this book originally when reading some criticism and praise of it As a satire, the book sounded like an interesting attack on just about all of the Shakespeare arguments as well as our tendency as a culture to try to overanalyze things Sounds good, right Unfortunately, the book didn t quite come off like that to me.Is Shakespeare Dead didn t just come off as a misinformed argument in favor of Baconian authorship, but it also came off as just a rushed and jumbled essay that nev [...]

  • This book is not at all what I expected from famed satirist Mark Twain.I was expecting something fairly witty and light, and the book did start out like that but then it quickly descended into this long rant about how there wasn t any evidence William of Stratford was the Shakespeare who wrote the famed Plays and Poems Mr Twain seems to think that we just blindly accept the Stratford chap out of blind tradition and superstition But I say to him that Will Shakespeare penned Shakespeare, I know be [...]

  • Really enjoyed this book Twain is supremely sarcastic and well informed on the subject of the true authorship of Shakespeare s works Very fun read.

  • Shakespeare didn t write Shakespeare I think he s right, and he doesn t fail to entertain A scholarly treatment on the subject is Shakespeare s Unorthodox Biography by Diana Price.

  • What we assume Shakespeare wrote The cloud capp d towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Ye all which it inherit, shall dissolveAnd, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep.What we know for certain he actually wrote Good friend for Iesus sake forbeareTo digg the dust encloased heare Blest be ye man yt spares these stonesAnd curst be he yt moves my bonesTw [...]

  • This little book is hilarious, but it s not about Shakespeare Oh sure, on the surface it s an investigation into who authored the Plays and Poems, but if you only read it on the surface then you ll find it a puzzling and frustrating book In the very first chapter, Twain explains that he had no good reason to care about the controversy to begin with But the riverboat pilot he was apprenticed to loved to recite Shakespeare and draw our young Twain into debating the authorship question.This passage [...]

  • A strange little book Twain makes the case that Shakespeare was not the author of the works normally associated with him He suggests that Francis Bacon is a better candidate Some arguethat the entire thing is a satire and that Twain doesn t really believe this but is illustrating how persuasive false arguments can be.

  • Are facts facts An exploration of the authorship of Shakespeare s works the Shakespeare Bacon controversy Twain knows how to make such an exploration interesting with his sarcastic humor He comes with facts and surmises, and however it is clear to which side Twain is tending to, his own remarks held controversies within themselves as well when principle and personal interest found themselves in opposition to each other and a choice had to be made I let principle go, and went to the other side St [...]

  • A friend recommended I read this book I m not a big fan of Mark Twain and I guess I would also say that I am not a fan of the various theories that Shakespeare wasn t written by Shakespeare because X Y Z reasons Therefore, I was not really a fan of this book The best criticism of Shakespeare Shakespeare theories is that they seem to find it impossible that someone from a lower class background could ever write something so lasting and important to culture isn t it crazy , which is just ridiculou [...]

  • I chose this book after seeing a great stage impersonation of Mark Twain expounding on his question of who really wrote the Shakespeare plays and poems His comparison of this question to the question and validity of the Bible was hilarious, and much of it was word for word taken from this book It was probably written before the Duke of Oxford became the prime possibility as the actual author, but Twain included him as one of several candidates for that honor I would recommend Is Shakespeare Dead [...]

  • This is not really Is Shakespeare Dead because he certainly is but who wrote Shakespeare s works Twain makes a very interesting and plausible argument that Francis Bacon could have been the author, because there is no evidence that Shakespeare had any legal training and whoever wrote the works would virtually had to have been working as a lawyer at some point in his life to have such an indepth knowledge of English law and use legal jargon so extensively throughout his works.It certainly makes y [...]

  • Mark Twain offers his thoughts on whether Shakespeare was really the author of his plays This starts out really good I particularly liked the part where he talks about the necessity of experience in order to write about a topic well Also, the part where he talks about his time on the Mississippi River with a captain who loved Shakespeare is interesting At about the halfway point, this piece starts to ramble, though.

  • At first the points Twain makes are feasible but on reading further, his arguments are disproved by other authors Andrew Lang, Sidney Lee His main argument seems to be that a young man who spent his time holding horses outside a theatre would have no time to write plays This seems to me to be the main argument against Bacon being the author, surely he was one of the busiest men of the age, being a scientist, serious author, lawyer and politician A very interesting read though.

  • A captivating little book that outlines Mark Twain s response to the Shakespeare Bacon debate Sarcasm is rife, but at no point is he disparaging of either side of the argument He makes his views on the who wrote it saga pretty clear early on and then presents his reasons for them The book is finished off with an overview of Twain s life and works.

  • Certainly helped wake up my brain with it s syntax and arguments against the authorship question While Twain says that Bacon MIGHT not be the author of the works credited to Shakespeare, he s definitely a credible suspect than William Shakespeare of Stratford Still, regardless of how strong his arguments, it s hard to throw centuries of claims that Shakespeare WAS the Bard.

  • I enjoyed this narration by Richard Henzel He has a great voice which seems appropriate to Mark Twain s writing He is a one man Mark Twain audio powerhouse He also posts on the Audiobook group and offers free samples from time to time, which is how I got this bookardhenzel marktwai

  • While I was already somewhat familiar with the Shakespeare Controversy over who actually wrote the works attributed to the Bard, Twain s handling of the topic and he s clearly in the anti Stratford camp is as entertainingly biting as one would expect from the man who quipped If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way.

  • This is than a book about the debate over Shakespeare s existence or his authorship of the plays This is a book about how we get information and how we establish our beliefs Twain is brilliantly simple and humorous in his writing and gives us a case that serves as an example for how we view religion, politics, education, familye list goes on.

  • A thoughtful and interesting essay does this qualify as an essay which is just as much about questioning traditions as it is about whether or not Francis Bacon was really the author of Shakepeare s plays and quite frankly, I could care less about the latter, but Twain delivered well Strangely enough, begins with a great section about Satan.

  • Nicely written What I expect from Mark Twain Hated the subject material They said semi autobiographical But I was hoping for than semi, I think.I don t care much about who wrote the Shakespeare plays.

  • This is a very short book, but a hilariously funny account of the Shakespeare authorship question through the filter of the inimitable Mark Twain He doesn t know who DID write the plays, but he s pretty certain who didn t.

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