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Shakespeare : a life

Shakespeare : a life

Author: Park Honan
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
A biography of Shakespeare, the 16th century English actor, playwright and wise investor--investing first in the Globe Theater, where he became director, later in the Blackfriars Theater. While tracing Shakespeare's career, the author analyzes his plays, particularly the tragedies, and describes the carnival atmosphere which surrounded their performance.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Honan, Park.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
(DLC) 98022114
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Park Honan
ISBN: 9780199774753 0199774757 0191590991 9780191590993
OCLC Number: 779180231
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 479 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Birth --
Mother of the child --
John Shakespeare's fortunes --
To grammar school --
Opportunity and need --
Love and early marriage --
To London: and the amphitheatre players --
Attitudes --
City in September --
Patron, poems, and company work --
Servant of the Lord Chamberlain --
New place and the country --
South of Julius Caesar's Tower --
Hamlet's questions --
King's servants --
Tragic sublime --
Tales and tempests --
Gentleman's choices.
Responsibility: Park Honan.
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Park Honan uses a wealth of fresh information to dramatically alter our perceptions of Shakespeare the actor, poet, and playwright.  Read more...


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a meticulously researched ... authoritative biography ... it is lucid, enjoyable and reliable in excluding (exuding?) colourful, imaginative reconstructions and elaborate psychological theories which Read more...

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