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A life of William Shakespeare

Author: Sidney Lee, Sir
Publisher: London : Smith, Elder & Co., 1915.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : New edition, Rewritten and EnlargedView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Bibliographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lee, Sidney, Sir, 1859-1926.
Life of William Shakespeare.
London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1915
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sidney Lee, Sir
OCLC Number: 9443749
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxxiii, 776 pages : 3 portrait (including frontispiece) facsimiles ; 21 cm
Contents: Parentage and birth --
Childhood, education, and marriage --
The farewell to Stratford --
The migration to London --
Shakespeare and the actors --
On the London stage --
First dramatic efforts --
Progress as playwright, 1591-1594 --
The first appeal to the reading public --
The sonnets and their literary history --
The conceits of the sonnets --
The patronage of the Earl of Southampton --
The development of dramatic power --
The practical affairs of life --
Shakespeare's financial resources --
Maturity of genius --
The accession of King James I --
The highest themes of tragedy --
The latest plays --
The close of life --
Survivors and descendants --
Autographs, portraits, and memorials --
Quartos and folios --
The editors of the eighteenth century and after --
Shakespeare's posthumous reputation in England and America --
Shakespeare's foreign vogue --
General estimate.
Responsibility: by Sir Sidney Lee; with portraits and facsimiles.


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