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Searching for Shakespeare

Author: Tarnya Cooper; National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain); Yale Center for British Art.
Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, ©2006.
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Investigates the authenticity of the Chandos portrait and five others as true likenesses of playwright William Shakespeare, and explores Shakespeare's life and world, presenting and describing individual costumes, theater models, manuscripts, and maps from his time as well as portraits of his contemporaries.
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Genre/Form: Exhibitions
Expositions
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tarnya Cooper; National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain); Yale Center for British Art.
ISBN: 030011611X 9780300116113
OCLC Number: 67294299
Notes: Accompanies the exhibition held at the National Portrait Gallery, London, March 2-May 29, 2006, and the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, June 24-September 27, 2006.
Description: 239 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Contents: 'Sweet master Shakespeare': 1564-1616 / Stanley Wells --
Shakespeare's professional world / James Shapiro --
Silent 'oratory': portrait painting in England around 1600 / Tarnya Cooper --
Catalogue: Shakespeare's face: his known likeness --
Likeness and myth: the search for Shakespeare's portrait --
The early years: Shakespeare's family and his life in Stratford-upon-Avon --
Elizabethan theatre: London playhouses in the 1580s --
The established playwright: patrons and players, wealth and reputation --
At court: the Essex Rebellion and the king's men --
Poets and playwrights: Shakespeare's contemporaries --
Death and legacy: the will and the plays --
National identity and the afterlife of Shakespeare's portraits / Marcia Pointon.
Responsibility: Tarnya Cooper ; with essays by Marcia Pointon, James Shapiro, and Stanley Wells.
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Investigates the authenticity of the Chandos portrait and five others as true likenesses of playwright William Shakespeare, and explores Shakespeare's life and world, presenting and describing individual costumes, theater models, manuscripts, and maps from his time as well as portraits of his contemporaries.

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