Who Was William Shakespeare?: An Introduction to the Life and Works

  • Publish Date: 2013-01-14
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Dympna Callaghan
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A new study of Shakespeares life and times, which illuminates our understanding and appreciation of his works.

  • Combines an accessible fully historicised treatment of both the life and the plays, suited to both undergraduate and popular audiences
  • Looks at 24 of the most significant plays and the sonnets through the lens of various aspects of Shakespeares life and historical environment
  • Addresses four of the most significant issues that shaped Shakespeares career: education, religion, social status, and theatre
  • Examines theatre as an institution and the literary environment of early modern London
  • Explains and dispatches conspiracy theories about authorship


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