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William Shakespeare; A Biography

Charles Knight

William Shakespeare; A Biography

by Charles Knight

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Published by Ams Pr Inc .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages544
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Open LibraryOL7473267M
ISBN 100404037348
ISBN 109780404037345

The Best William Shakespeare Plays and Books. Most Recommended Books. Five Books has a series of interviews with world-leading Shakespeare scholars discussing the best William Shakespeare plays and the best books on William Shakespeare. Writing a traditional biography of Shakespeare is impossible, says Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro. William Shakespeare Resources Books. The Riverside Shakespeare This is the definitive collection of Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. Think of it as an entire course on Shakespeare squished into one single volume. The notes on Shakespeare's life and times are invaluable, and the introductory essays to each play are pretty much the best overview.

Genre/Form: Biographies Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Rowse, A.L. (Alfred Leslie), William Shakespeare. New York, Harper & Row []. Essay on Biography of William Shakespeare Words | 11 Pages. Biography of William Shakespeare William Shakespeare was born on Ap He was baptized on Ap , in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. He was the third of eight children born to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden, three of whom died in childhood.

Twentieth Century Interpretations of Henry IV Part 2 by William Shakespeare. Title: Twentieth Century Interpretations of Henry IV Part 2. We use the traditional book grading system of (from best to worst): As New, Fine, Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor. If anything, we tend to grade lower than we should.   The book Who Was William Shakespeare, by Celeste Davidson Mannis is a good book that was pretty entertaining and had some good information on William Shakespeare. The book talks about how William was an actor and theater owner. What hes known for is having one of the greatest playwrights of all time which is Romeo and Juliet.4/5.


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SHAKESPEARE: THE BIOGRAPHY is unlike the works other writers-excellent academics-have written, which merely analyze and describe.

Rather, Peter Ackroyd has used his skill, his extraordinary knowledge, and his historical intuition to craft this major full-scale book on one of the most towering figures of the by: William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in Apriland his birth is traditionally celebrated on April The facts of his life, known from surviving documents, are sparse.

He was one of eight children born to John Shakespeare, a merchant of some standing in his community. 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 s:   William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor of William Shakespeare; A Biography book Renaissance era.

He was an important member of the King’s Men company of theatrical players from roughly onward. Known. 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 /5. Although these books are quite hefty volumes, his writing is extremely erudite and set out in short chapters that make his tomes hard to put down.

'Shakespeare-The Biography' takes bardolatry up to a whole new level. In view of the fact that personal records of Will4/5. It has been called ‘the best modern book on Shakespeare’ (by RSC founder Sir Peter Hall) and is essential reading for anyone interested in the Bard.

Also well worth the read is Bate’s biography of the Bard Jonathan Bate, Soul of the Age: The Life, Mind and World of William Shakespeare.

William Shakespeare was the son of John Shakespeare, an alderman and a successful glover (glove-maker) originally from Snitterfield, and Mary Arden, the daughter of an affluent landowning farmer. He was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, where he was baptised on 26 April Children: Susanna Hall, Hamnet Shakespeare.

William Shakespeare, Shakespeare also spelled Shakspere, byname Bard of Avon or Swan of Avon, (baptized ApStratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England—died ApStratford-upon-Avon), English poet, dramatist, and actor often called the English national poet and considered by many to be.

What is William Shakespeare's best work. Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and. About A.L. Rowse. Alfred Leslie Rowse, CH FBA, known professionally as A.

Rowse and to his friends and family as Leslie, was a prolific Cornish historian. He is perhaps best known for his poetry about Cornwall and his work on Elizabethan England/5.

This is easily the best biography of Shakespeare ever Cardinal paperback contains the same photo section in its' center as the hardback edition/5(7). William Shakespeare was indisputably among the top English-language poets and playwrights of all time.

He was born in the village of Stratford-upon-Avon in April and died there in April His surviving body of work includes 38 plays, sonnets and two narrative poems, the majority of which he penned between and 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.

Considered the greatest English-speaking writer in history and known as England’s national poet, William Shakespeare () has had more theatrical works performed than any other playwright. William Shakespeare book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. PrefaceIllustrationsElizabethian WarwickshireStratford town Family /5(1). Published by Wiley-Blackwell, this is an academic `biography' of Shakespeare which places the texts in their historicised, intellectual context.

If you're looking for a personal biography of /5(10). Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. Born inWilliam Shakespeare was the eldest son of John and Mary Shakespeare.

Shakespeare’s father was a landowner who raised sheep, and a well respected guild member in Stratford-Upon-Avon. The prestige and respect Mr. Shakespeare earned in his lifetime afforded him and his descendants the honor of being granted [ ].

William Shakespeare Biography Many books have assembled facts, reasonable suppositions, traditions, and speculations concerning the life and career of William Shakespeare. Taken as a whole, these materials give a rather comprehensive picture of England's foremost dramatic poet.

Shakespeare bibliography William Shakespeare (–) was an English poet and playwright. He wrote approximately [note 1] 39 plays and sonnets, as .Widely esteemed as the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare () was an actor and theatrical producer in addition to writing plays and sonnets.

Dubbed "The Bard of Avon," Shakespeare oversaw the building of the Globe Theatre in London, where a number of his plays were staged, the best-known of which include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet.

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 5/5(1).