Shakespeare and His Authors

This collection brings together leading literary and cultural critics to explore the Authorship question as a social, cultural and even theological phenomenon and consider it in all its rich diversity and significance.

Shakespeare and His Authors

Author: William Leahy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441148361

Page: 190

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The Shakespeare Authorship question - the question of who wrote Shakespeare's plays and who the man we know as Shakespeare was - is a subject which fascinates millions of people the world over and can be seen as a major cultural phenomenon. However, much discussion of the question exists on the very margins of academia, deemed by most Shakespearean academics as unimportant or, indeed, of interest only to conspiracy theorists. Yet, many academics find the Authorship question interesting and worthy of analysis in theoretical and philosophical terms. This collection brings together leading literary and cultural critics to explore the Authorship question as a social, cultural and even theological phenomenon and consider it in all its rich diversity and significance.

The Case for Shakespeare

Demonstrates that William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon really did write the plays and poems attributed to him via a literary forensics case that puts all other authorship theories to rest.

The Case for Shakespeare

Author: Scott McCrea

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275985271

Page: 280

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Demonstrates that William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon really did write the plays and poems attributed to him via a literary forensics case that puts all other authorship theories to rest.

The Life of the Author William Shakespeare

Discover an invigorating new perspective on the life and work of William Shakespeare The Life of the Author: William Shakespeare delivers a fresh and exciting new take on the life of William Shakespeare, offering readers a biography that ...

The Life of the Author  William Shakespeare

Author: Anna Beer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119605210

Page: 192

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Discover an invigorating new perspective on the life and work of William Shakespeare The Life of the Author: William Shakespeare delivers a fresh and exciting new take on the life of William Shakespeare, offering readers a biography that brings to the foreground his working life as a poet, playwright, and actor. It also explores the nature of his relationships with his friends, colleagues, and family, and asks important questions about the stories we tell about Shakespeare based on the evidence we actually have about the man himself. The book is written using scholarly citations and references, but with an approachable style suitable for readers with little or no background knowledge of Shakespeare or the era in which he lived. The Life of the Author: William Shakespeare asks provocative questions about the playwright-poet’s preoccupation with gender roles and sexuality, and explores why it is so challenging to ascertain his political and religious allegiances. Conservative or radical? Misogynist or proto-feminist? A lover of men or women or both? Patriot or xenophobe? This introduction to Shakespeare’s life and works offers no simple answers, but recognizes a man intensely responsive to the world around him, a playwright willing and able to collaborate with others and able to collaborate with others, and, of course, his exceptional, perhaps unique, contribution to literature in English. The book covers the entirety of William Shakespeare’s life (1564-1616), taking him from his childhood in Stratford-upon-Avon to his success in the theatre world of London and then back to his home town and comfortable retirement. The Life of the Author: William Shakespeare sets his achievement as a writer within the dangerous, vibrant cultural world that was Elizabethan and Jacobean England, revealing a writer’s life of frequent collaboration, occasional crisis, but always of profound creativity. Perfect for undergraduate students in Literature, Drama, Theatre Studies, History, and Cultural Studies courses, The Life of the Author: William Shakespeare will also earn a place in the libraries of students interested in Gender Studies and Creative Writing.

Shakespeare Co author

This is combined with a survey of the types of methodology used since the early nineteenth century to identify co-authorship, and a critical evaluation of some 'stylometric' techniques.Part Two is devoted to detailed analyses of the five ...

Shakespeare  Co author

Author: Brian Vickers

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199269167

Page: 558

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No issue in Shakespeare studies is more important than determining what he wrote. For over two centuries scholars have discussed the evidence that Shakespeare worked with co-authors on several plays, and have used a variety of methods to differentiate their contributions from his. In thiswide-ranging study, Brian Vickers takes up and extends these discussions, presenting compelling evidence that Shakespeare wrote Titus Andronicus together with George Peele, Timon of Athens with Thomas Middleton, Pericles with George Wilkins, and Henry VIII and The Two Noble Kinsmen with JohnFletcher.In Part One Vickers reviews the standard processes of co-authorship as they can be reconstructed from documents connected with the Elizabethan stage, and shows that every major, and most minor dramatists in the Elizabethan, Jacobean, and Caroline theatres collaborated in getting plays written andstaged. This is combined with a survey of the types of methodology used since the early nineteenth century to identify co-authorship, and a critical evaluation of some 'stylometric' techniques.Part Two is devoted to detailed analyses of the five collaborative plays, discussing every significant case made for and against Shakespeare's co-authorship. Synthesizing two centuries of discussion, Vickers reveals a solidly based scholarly tradition, building on and extending previous work,identifying the co-authors' contributions in increasing detail. The range and quantity of close verbal analysis brought together in Shakespeare, Co-Author present a compelling case to counter those 'conservators' of Shakespeare who maintain that he is the sole author of his plays.

William Shakespeare

Who was William Shakespeare?

William Shakespeare

Author: Anthony Holden

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349141398

Page: 384

View: 669

Who was William Shakespeare? How did the 'rude groom' from Stratford grow up to be the greatest poet the world has known? Not for a generation, since the late Anthony Burgess's SHAKESPEARE (1970), has there been anything approaching a popular, mainstream biography of the greatest and most celebrated writer. Yet Shakespeare's life was as colourful, varied and dramatic as his works: the Warwickshire country boy who 'disappeared' for seven years before fetching up in London as an apprentice actor...whose fellow players could scarcely keep up with the plays he turned out for them...who rapidly became a favourite at the court of Elizabeth I...and returned to Stratford a prosperous 'gentleman', proud to realise his father's dream of a family coat of arms, before his death at 52. Anthony Holden brilliantly interleaves the poets own words with the known facts to breathe new life into a story never before told in such absorbing detail. 'The perfect blend of erudition and accessibility' - the Daily Telegraph's verdict on Holden's life of Tchaikovsky - applies equally to his revealing, very human portrait of Shakespeare.

Shakespeare and the Emblem Writers

Shakespeare and the Emblem Writers

Author: Henry Green

Publisher: Spellman Press

ISBN: 1446039536

Page: 571

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Shakespeare Enigma

As his argument develops, Peter Dawkins places them very firmly in their political, religious and philosophical context and out of that new understanding he comes to startling and original conclusions as to the true identity of the author ...

The Shakespeare Enigma

Author: Peter Dawkins

Publisher: Polair Publishing

ISBN: 0954538943

Page: 477

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Every so often a book comes along which forces us to reappraise key writers such as Shakespeare. THE SHAKESPEARE ENIGMA, by Peter Dawkins, special advisor to London's 'Shakespeare's Globe' theatre, is such a book. The writer of Shakespeare's plays and sonnets was a man of his time, deeply immersed in the religious and political struggles of the day, exceptionally well-versed in law, diplomacy, music and classical literature, and he was also widely traveled - much more so than the Stratford actor widely credited with their authorship today. Through his illuminating and detailed study of the plays and hints they contain about the author, Peter Dawkins guides us down a fascinating trail, following clues that may have been left by the writer himself for us to uncover, centuries later. A whole new perspective on the plays emerges. As his argument develops, Peter Dawkins places them very firmly in their political, religious and philosophical context and out of that new understanding he comes to startling and original conclusions as to the true identity of the author of Shakespeare's works. Like any good investigation, this book is compendious in its presentation of evidence and copiously illustrated. It will appeal to all literary-minded people, those interested in esoteric wisdom, and anyone involved in arts education. THE SHAKESPEARE ENIGMA also ties in well with modern attempts to understand how Elizabethans and Jacobeans regarded theatre, through such projects as Shakespeare's Globe on London's South Bank.

Shakespeare s Family

Provides a colorful glimpse into the life of Shakespeare through vignettes of his family and his relationships with them.

Shakespeare s Family

Author: Kate Pogue

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275995100

Page: 209

View: 949

Provides a colorful glimpse into the life of Shakespeare through vignettes of his family and his relationships with them.

Shakespeare in the Eighteenth Century

This book examines Shakespeare's influence and popularity in all aspects of eighteenth-century literature, culture and society.

Shakespeare in the Eighteenth Century

Author: Fiona Ritchie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521898609

Page: 454

View: 913

Examines Shakespeare's influence and popularity in all aspects of eighteenth-century literature, culture and society.

Shakespeare as German Author

The volume highlights the connection between Shakespeare’s mind (“Geist Shakespeares”) and the German mind (“deutscher Geist”).

Shakespeare as German Author

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004361596

Page: 260

View: 912

Shakespeare as German Author explores in particular the Bard’s reception in Germany 1760-1830 that witnessed the birth of modern German aesthetics and literary production. The volume highlights the connection between Shakespeare’s mind (“Geist Shakespeares”) and the German mind (“deutscher Geist”).

Shakespeare

Presents the life and times of the renowned author through a review of some plays and expressions.

Shakespeare

Author: Michael Rosen

Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)

ISBN:

Page: 96

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Presents the life and times of the renowned author through a review of some plays and expressions.

The Great Comedies and Tragedies

The collection of the finest of Shakespeare's plays presents Shakespeare's comedies with introductions by Judith Buchanan and tragedies with introductions by Emma Smith

The Great Comedies and Tragedies

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840221459

Page: 896

View: 214

The collection of the finest of Shakespeare's plays presents Shakespeare's comedies with introductions by Judith Buchanan and tragedies with introductions by Emma Smith

Jane Austen and William Shakespeare

This volume explores the multiple connections between the two most canonical authors in English, Jane Austen and William Shakespeare.

Jane Austen and William Shakespeare

Author: Marina Cano

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030256898

Page: 415

View: 839

This volume explores the multiple connections between the two most canonical authors in English, Jane Austen and William Shakespeare. The collection reflects on the historical, literary, critical and filmic links between the authors and their fates. Considering the implications of the popular cult of Austen and Shakespeare, the essays are interdisciplinary and comparative: ranging from Austen’s and Shakespeare’s biographies to their presence in the modern vampire saga Twilight, passing by Shakespearean echoes in Austen’s novels and the authors’ afterlives on the improv stage, in wartime cinema, modern biopics and crime fiction. The volume concludes with an account of the Exhibition “Will & Jane” at the Folger Shakespeare Library, which literally brought the two authors together in the autumn of 2016. Collectively, the essays mark and celebrate what we have called the long-standing “love affair” between William Shakespeare and Jane Austen—over 200 years and counting.

Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

Shakespeare belonged to a talented and influential group of writers, poets and dramatists, all of whom are illustrated throughout with portraits, engravings and documents, showing how these writers saw themselves, and how Elizabethan ...

Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

Author: Charles Nicholl

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 112

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Shakespeare belonged to a talented and influential group of writers, poets and dramatists, all of whom are illustrated throughout with portraits, engravings and documents, showing how these writers saw themselves, and how Elizabethan society valued literary talent as well

William Shakespeare Facts and Fictions

Based on solid research and clear explanations, this book provides a thorough and up-to-date analysis of 10 key facts and fictions regarding the life and works of William Shakespeare.

William Shakespeare  Facts and Fictions

Author: Douglas J. King

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440866759

Page: 202

View: 846

Based on solid research and clear explanations, this book provides a thorough and up-to-date analysis of ten key facts and fictions regarding the life and workings of William Shakespeare. Shakespeare is perhaps the most famous author in world literature. His works have attracted tremendous critical and historical attention, and the world in which he lived has been the subject of hundreds if not thousands of books. But for all the attention given to Shakespeare and his world, arguments continue about what we can say for sure concerning his life and works. This book brings a unique perspective to the ongoing fascination and debate over the life and works of the most renowned writer of all time. The book focuses on ten separate key issues, including Shakespeare's sexuality, his religion, his marriage and family, his education, and the vexing "authorship question." Each chapter treats a particular topic and provides a section on what people think happened, how the story developed, and what we now believe is the historical truth. This book looks objectively and closely at evidence to provide the most likely explanations for questions that cannot be definitively answered. Using historical primary source documents, it gives readers the clearest possible view of endlessly fascinating topics. Chapters examine popular misconceptions related to Shakespeare's life and works Each chapter discusses how the misconception developed and what we now believe is the truth behind the myth Excerpts from primary source documents show readers how the misconceptions spread and provide evidence for what are now considered the underlying historical truths Chapters cite works for further reading, and the book provides a selected, general bibliography