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

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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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