Jacksons Dilemma by Iris MurdochHer last book (published in 95). Apparently set in modern times (eg computers self-consciously mentioned in passing), but very old fashioned feel. A bride disappears on the eve of her wedding, leaving friends and family devastated and perplexed, with hurt and mysteries in their own past to face up to.
Doesnt flow quite as well as some of her earlier works; in particular, it is somewhat disjointed and, especially towards the end, rather rushed with sections of very theatrical dialogue, which dont ring true.
Linguistic analysis re her Alzheimers has shown how limited the vocabulary and how simple the sentences are compared with her earlier works: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articl....
Birth and death of William Shakespeare celebrated
On April 23, , English poet and playwright William Shakespeare died in his hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon at the age of fifty-two. His death occurred on or near his birthday the exact date of his birth remains unknown , which may have been the source of a later legend that he fell ill and died after a night of heavy drinking with two other writers, Ben Jonson and Michael Drayton. Although Shakespeare had achieved some measure of acclaim and financial success during his life, writing for the stage was, at the time of his death, not yet thought of as a serious artistic pursuit, and his modest burial at Holy Trinity Church was more suited to a wealthy local retiree than a celebrity. In John Heminge and Henry Condell assembled his plays into a single large-format edition. We know this edition as the First Folio, one of the most famous texts in English literature.
William Shakespeare died on 23 April , his 52nd birthday. Stratford Upon Avon, where his grave remains. More convincing is the theory that Shakespeare was sick for over a month before he died. This points to the fact that Shakespeare was aware his life was coming to an end. Some scholars also point to his signature on his will being somewhat shaky, giving evidence of his frailty at the time. But living in Elizabethan England where the average life expectancy was just 35 years, Shakespeare died a grandfather after living a relatively long and healthy life. He is suck a good actor even though he died due to a shooting at a school He was so good at being a actor in Shakespere.
William Shakespeare died on 23 April , his 52nd birthday. In truth, the exact date of Shakespeare's death is not known, but assumed from a record of his burial two days later, 25 April Tay, how ironic that you appear illiterate yourself.
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Shakespeare was a famous and respected dramatist at the time of his death. Why was so little attention paid to his passing? Shakespeare was indeed a man of fame and wealth for many years before his death, thanks in great part to the privileges granted him by King James I. Yet, surprisingly there are no records of any significant tributes to Shakespeare by his fellow actors and writers at the time of his death. The situation was quite different for Shakespeare's friend and legendary actor, Richard Burbage. When Burbage died in the nation mourned and eulogies poured forth from distraught writers whose characters would surely die with him. The shock and sadness over Burbage's passing may be the key to our understanding of why so little was written on Shakespeare's death just three years earlier - a brilliant theory put so eloquently by C.