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The Resource Ungentle Shakespeare : scenes from his life, Katherine Duncan-Jones

Ungentle Shakespeare : scenes from his life, Katherine Duncan-Jones

Label
Ungentle Shakespeare : scenes from his life
Title
Ungentle Shakespeare
Title remainder
scenes from his life
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Duncan-Jones
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The words carved on Shakespeare's gravestone in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford, seem to repel attempts to disinter or reanimate him. The claim that virtually nothing is known about his life has been used to support a Romantic view of Shakespeare as free-standing genius in lofty isolation from the mundane doings of the Renaissance world. In fact, as this compelling and challenging study confirms, a substantial body of records bears witness to material aspects of the dramatist's life from baptism to burial and with much in between. There are also many contemporary allusions both to Shakespeare as player and poet and to his writings." "Yet this material casts little immediate light on the more personal questions asked by today's readers. Katherine Duncan-Jones has set out to write a different kind of life of Shakespeare, both by exploring areas that other biographers have neglected, and by looking afresh at many familiar documents and episodes." "Rather than chronicling each recorded event, play or poem, Duncan-Jones identifies topics and issues associated with particular phases of Shakespeare's life, weaving them into a complex narrative which brilliantly carries the reader through the complexities of life in late Elizabethan and early Jacobean England. A key element throughout is her analysis of Shakespeare's dealings with fellow writers with whom he both collaborated and competed."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UBY
Dewey number
  • 822.3/3
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2894
LC item number
.D86 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Arden Shakespeare
Label
Ungentle Shakespeare : scenes from his life, Katherine Duncan-Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The Arden Shakespeare."--Jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-309) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1610-13 Our revels now are ended
  • 1614-16 His line of life
  • Epilogue: Read him
  • 1564-88 Another Eden, another Arden
  • 1589-92 The Queen's Man
  • 1592-4 Plague and poetry
  • 1595-8 Spear-shaking Shakespeare
  • 1599 Our bending author
  • 1600-03 Sweet Master Shakespeare!
  • 1603-7 The King's Man
  • 1608-9 Painful adventures
Control code
ocm51683239
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 322 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781903436264
Lccn
2004353283
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), facsimiles, portraits, map
System control number
(OCoLC)51683239
Label
Ungentle Shakespeare : scenes from his life, Katherine Duncan-Jones
Publication
Note
"The Arden Shakespeare."--Jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-309) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1610-13 Our revels now are ended
  • 1614-16 His line of life
  • Epilogue: Read him
  • 1564-88 Another Eden, another Arden
  • 1589-92 The Queen's Man
  • 1592-4 Plague and poetry
  • 1595-8 Spear-shaking Shakespeare
  • 1599 Our bending author
  • 1600-03 Sweet Master Shakespeare!
  • 1603-7 The King's Man
  • 1608-9 Painful adventures
Control code
ocm51683239
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 322 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781903436264
Lccn
2004353283
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), facsimiles, portraits, map
System control number
(OCoLC)51683239

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