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Shakespeare : a life

Author: Park Honan
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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: Biographies
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Park Honan
ISBN: 0198117922 9780198117926 0192825275 9780192825278
OCLC Number: 39217395
Description: xvi, 479 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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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