The Life of William Shakespeare: A Critical Biography (Wiley Blackwell Critical Biographies)

The Life of William Shakespeare: A Critical Biography (Wiley Blackwell Critical Biographies)

By: Lois Potter (author)Paperback

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The Life of William Shakespeare is a fascinating and wide-ranging exploration of Shakespeare's life and works focusing on oftern neglected literary and historical contexts: what Shakespeare read, who he worked with as an author and an actor, and how these various collaborations may have affected his writing. * Written by an eminent Shakespearean scholar and experienced theatre reviewer * Pays particular attention to Shakespeare's theatrical contemporaries and the ways in which they influenced his writing * Offers an intriguing account of the life and work of the great poet-dramatist structured around the idea of memory * Explores often neglected literary and historical contexts that illuminate Shakespeare's life and works

About Author

Lois Potter recently retired as Ned B. Allen Chair at the University of Delaware. She has also taught at the Universities of Aberdeen, Leicester, and Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle, and at Tsuda College, Tokyo. Her publications include Twelfth Night: Text and Performance (1986), the Arden edition of The Two Noble Kinsmen (1997, 2001), and Shakespeare in Performance: Othello (2002). She is also the editor of two volumes in the Revels History of Drama in English series (1981 and 1984), and has been a frequent reviewer of plays for the Times Literary Supplement, Shakespeare Quarterly, and Shakespeare Bulletin.

Contents

List of Illustrations vi Preface and Acknowledgments vii List of Abbreviations x The Shakespeare Family Tree xii 1 Born into the World : 1564 1571 1 2 Nemo SibiNascitur : 1571 1578 21 3 Hic et Ubique : 1578 1588 40 4 This Man s Art and That Man s Scope : 1588 1592 64 5 Tigers Hearts : 1592 1593 86 6 The Dangerous Year : 1593 1594 106 7 Our Usual Manager of Mirth : 1594 1595 134 8 The Strong st and Surest Way to Get : Histories, 1595 1596 162 9 When Love Speaks : Tragedy and Comedy, 1595 1596 181 10 You Had a Father; Let Your Son Say So : 1596 1598 201 11 Unworthy Scaffold : 1598 1599 231 12 These Words Are Not Mine : 1599 1601 258 13 Looking Before and After : 1600 1603 277 14 This Most Balmy Time : 1603 1605 300 15 Past the Size of Dreaming : 1606 1609 330 16 Like an Old Tale : 1609 1611 360 17 The Second Burden : 1612 1616 384 18 In the Mouths of Men : 1616 and After 414 Bibliography 443 Index 475

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781118281529
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 510
  • ID: 9781118281529
  • weight: 652
  • ISBN10: 1118281527

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