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The truth about William Shakespeare : fact, fiction and modern biographies

Author: David Ellis
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2012.
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A polemical attack on the ways recent Shakespeare biographers have disguised their lack of information. How can biographies of Shakespeare continue to appear when so little is known about him? And when what is known has been in the public domain for so long? Why have the majority of the biographies published in the last decade been written by distinguished Shakespeareans who ought to know better? To solve this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ellis, David.
Truth About William Shakespeare : Fact, Fiction and Modern Biographies.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2012
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Ellis
ISBN: 9780748646685 074864668X
OCLC Number: 795695185
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: COVER; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; PART I; 1 Rules of the game; 2 How to make bricks without straw; 3 Forebears; 4 The female line and Catholicism; 5 Boyhood and youth; 6 Marriage; 7 The theatre; 8 Patronage, or who's who in the Sonnets; 9 Shakespeare and the love of men; 10 Shakespeare and the love of women; 11 Friends; 12 London life; 13 Politics; 14 Money; 15Retirement and death; 16 Post-mortem; PART II; 17Gossip; 18 The post-modernist challenge; 19 The argument from expertise; 20 Final thoughts; Notes; Index.
Responsibility: David Ellis.

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A polemical attack on the ways recent Shakespeare biographers have disguised their lack of information. How can biographies of Shakespeare continue to appear when so little is known about him? And when what is known has been in the public domain for so long? Why have the majority of the biographies published in the last decade been written by distinguished Shakespeareans who ought to know better? To solve this puzzle, David Ellis looks at the methods that Shakespeare's biographers have used to hide their lack of knowledge. At the same time, by exploring efforts to write a life of Shakespeare al.

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