By Robert S. C. Gordon
Muddy Waters used to be the best blues musician ever, and the main influential. He invented electrical blues, encouraged the Rolling Stones and created the template for the rock 'n' roll band and its wild lifestyle.
Robert Gordon's definitive biography vividly chronicles the intense existence and character of the musical legend who replaced the process glossy renowned music.
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The question 32 • Chapter Two asked by Faustus at the outset is the one also raised by Hamlet: If God gave us curiosity, why would he intend us not to exercise it? Sure he that made us with such large discourse, Looking before and after, gave us not That capability and godlike reason To fust in us unus’d. 36–39) This dangerous reasoning is exactly that used by the learned Doctor Faustus in wanting to go beyond conventional knowledge, thereby being drawn into the devil’s party. Another premise underlying the two plays concerns the ways in which the devil might tempt us, and the point is raised acutely by Hamlet: The spirit that I have seen May be the devil, and the devil hath power T’assume a pleasing shape, yea, and perhaps, Out of my weakness and my melancholy, As he is very potent with such spirits, Abuses me to damn me.
The other type, “speaking to himself,” was newer and may even have been more or less invented by Marlowe and Kyd. 23]), it does not seem impossible that a character may in one speech speak to the audience and speak to himself, while being overheard by the audience but not by other characters. In our modern terms, this would be something like the audience itself being asked to impersonate the character, something we might find impossible within the limitations of our own “either/or” understanding of Elizabethan conventions.
159–69) It is not an arbitrary or gratuitous reference. Compared with the older medieval universities, Wittenberg, founded in Germany in 1502, was decisively new. In the first generation after its inception, it gained a reputation for the most radical and important change in the history of Western religion, for it was here, in its first decade, that one Martin Luther graduated with a doctorate and was appointed to teach theology, a position he held for the rest of his life. In 1517, he began his “disputation” with the Roman Catholic Church with a letter known as the Ninety-Five Theses, and on refusing to repudiate his criticisms of the papacy and church practices, he was excommunicated.