Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years of Mysteries - download pdf or read online
By John Curran
Whilst Agatha Christie died in 1976, at age eighty-five, she had turn into the world's hottest writer. on the finish of 2004, following the dying of Christie's daughter, Rosalind, a amazing legacy was once published: seventy-three handwritten volumes of notes, lists, and drafts outlining all her plans for her many books, performs, and tales. Buried during this treasure trove, all within the liked author's unmistakable handwriting, are revelations approximately her well-known books that might fascinate a person who has ever learn or watched an Agatha Christie story.
Full of info she was once too modest to bare in her personal autobiography, this striking publication contains a wealth of excerpts and pages reproduced at once from the notebooks and her letters—plus, entire, lately chanced on Hercule Poirot brief tales by no means prior to published.
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Shakespeare’s stature in his own time may have been less exalted than it has been since the eighteenth century, but the tributes of Francis Meres and Ben Jonson reveal a contemporary awareness of his greatness. Yet we have no sign of any contemporary interest in his character. Was there something either intangible or unknowable, or something deterrent, about it? Or did he perhaps come alive only when entering, in his writing or his acting, the personalities of others? That too, alas, is speculation.
Perhaps historical authenticity will regain its appeal, but for the present, at least, the theatrical power of the plays does not seem dependent on the representation of it. A comparable change, it is true, has affected the staging of plays by other Renaissance dramatists. Yet in those cases there generally seems to lie, in a 28 Shakespeare, Marlowe, Jonson director’s choice of setting, a search for a social world as far as possible equivalent to, without being as deterrently remote as, the Elizabethan or Jacobean era.
G. David Norbrook, ‘Macbeth and the Politics of Historiography’, in Politics of Discourse, ed. Kevin Sharpe and Steven Zwicker (Berkeley: University of 40 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Shakespeare, Marlowe, Jonson California Press, 1987), pp. 80 and 115; Terry Eagleton, The Idea of Culture (Oxford: Blackwell, 2000), pp. 103–4. Art of Shakespeare’s Sonnets, p. 35. 47–9; Blair Worden, ‘Shakespeare and Politics’, Shakespeare Survey 44 (1992), 1–15, p. , Shakespeare and Politics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004).