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William Shakespeare : a compact documentary life

William Shakespeare : a compact documentary life

Author: S Schoenbaum
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Rev. ed. with a new postscriptView all editions and formats
An abridged edition that will remain the standard biography for many years.

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Genre/Form: collective biographies
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S Schoenbaum
ISBN: 0195051610 9780195051612
OCLC Number: 15223682
Description: xx, 384 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 21 cm
Contents: Stratford town and Stratford church --
The Shakespeares: from Snitterfield to Stratford --
Offspring --
Rise and fall --
John Shakespeare's spiritual testament --
Faith and knowledge --
Early employment and marriage --
The lost years --
London and the theatres --
The upstart crow --
Plays, plague, and a patron --
The Lord Chamberlain's man --
A gentleman of means --
His Majesty's servant --
Stratford again.
Responsibility: S. Schoenbaum.
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