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The Life of William Shakespeare: A Critical Biography

The Life of William Shakespeare: A Critical Biography (Hardback)

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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

BiographyBiography: generalAutobiography: generalBiographyBiography: generalBiography: literaryBiographyDiaries, letters & journalsBiographyTrue storiesTrue stories of heroism, endurance & survivalEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: plays & playwrightsShakespeare studies & criticism Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd Publication Date: 01/06/2007 ISBN-13: 9780631207849  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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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.

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