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Shakespeare's professional career

Author: Peter Thomson
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shakespeare was a supremely successful accommodator. The story of his career as actor and playwright, which this book tells, shows the accommodation of his remarkable talents to the circumstances of his time: the social, political and professional life of Elizabethan and Jacobean England. It describes the development of this talent into genius. It also describes a background of theatrical rivalry, opportunism,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies Dictionnaires anglais
Biographies
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Thomson
ISBN: 0521351286 9780521351287 0521466555 9780521466554
OCLC Number: 24174208
Description: xvi, 217 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Shakespeare and Stratford --
Establishing a career: of patrons and provinces --
Establishing a career: London 1590 --
A playtext and its context --
Servant to the Lord Chamberlain: 1594-1603 --
Of queen, Chamberlains, admiral and king --
Servant to the King: 1603-1616.
Responsibility: Peter Thomson.
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