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Author Honan, Park.

Title Shakespeare : a life / Park Honan.

Imprint Oxford, [England] ; New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 1998.


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  822.33 BH754s    ---  Available
Description xvi, 479 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 425-450) and index.
Contents Stratford youth -- Birth -- Mother of the child -- John Shakespeare's fortunes -- To grammar school -- Opportunity and need -- Love and early marriage -- Actor and poet of the London stage -- 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 -- Maturity of genius -- South of Julius Caesar's Tower -- Hamlet's questions -- King's servants -- Tragic sublime -- Last phase -- Tales and tempests -- Gentleman's choices.
Summary 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.
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Biography.
Dramatists, English -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- Biography
ISBN 0198117922 (acid-free paper)

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