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Searching for Shakespeare

Author: Tarnya Cooper; National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain); Yale Center for British Art.
Publisher: London : National Portrait Gallery, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1856 the National Portrait Gallery was presented with a painting of William Shakespeare, known as the 'Chandos' portrait. In this book, the authenticity of the 'Chandos' portrait and five other portraits is examined, and the results of scientific analysis commissioned by the Gallery are presented. This book reveals Shakespeare's identity.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cooper, Tarnya.
Searching for Shakespeare.
London : National Portrait Gallery, 2006
(OCoLC)67230777
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tarnya Cooper; National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain); Yale Center for British Art.
OCLC Number: 646994323
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (239 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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