Definitive, concise, and very interesting...From William Shakespeare to Winston Churchill, the Very Interesting People series provides authoritative bite-sized biographies of Britain's most fascinating historical figures - people whose influence and importance have stood the test of time. Each book in the series is based upon the biographical entry from the world-famous Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
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Peter Holland is McMeel Family Professor in Shakespeare Studies at the University of Notre Dame and former director of the Shakespeare Institute at Stratford-upon-Avon. He has published numerous books and articles on Shakespeare and his work and is Associate General Editor of the Oxford Drama Library.
Table of Contents
1. Background, early life, and marriage; 2. Making a career: early plays and poems; 3. Fame in London, prosperity in Stratford; 4. Public figure, King's Man; 5. Plays, poems, and profits; 6. Death and memorials; 7. Becoming a classic; 8. Eighteenth-century Shakepeare: England and overseas; 9. Romantic Shakespeare; 10. Responses of the Victorian age; 11. Modernist and multinational Shakespeare; 12. Worldwide Will; 13. The universal author; Sources; Index
William Shakespeare by Peter Holland
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