Shakespeare A Life

ISBN-10: 0192825275

ISBN-13: 9780192825278

Edition: 1999

Authors: Park Honan

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In the most complete, accurate, and up-to-date narrative of Shakespeare's life ever written, Park Honan uses a wealth of fresh information to dramatically alter our perceptions of the actor, poet, and playwright.
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List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/27/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

List of Illustrations
A Note on Conventions Used in the Text
A Stratford Youth
Master Bretchgirdle's arrival
The chamberlain's first son
Mother of the Child
Mary Shakespeare at Henley Street
'Hic incepit pestis'
Air and music
John Shakespeare's Fortunes
In the bailiff's family
Debts and a downfall
To Grammar School
A classroom
Rhetoric at dawn
The Lord of Misrule
Opportunity and Need
'In the Countrey'
Upon a promontory
Love and Early Marriage
Anne Hathaway and the Shottery fields
A licence for lovers
After Davy Jones's show
Actor and Poet of the London Stage
To London--and the Amphitheatre Players
Streets and conduits
Hirelings, repertory, and poets
Crab the dog
Marlowe, Kyd, and Shoreditch
'I am the sea': Titus Andronicus and the Shrew
The white rose of York
The City in September
Plague and prospects
The 'waspish little worme' and 'upstart Crow'
Shagbag, The Comedy of Errors, and Love's Labour's Lost
A Patron, Poems, and Company Work
To the 'Earle of Southampton'
The sonneteer
Politics and King John
A Servant of the Lord Chamberlain
Sharing with the Burbages
Dreams and the doors of breath
Falstaff, Hal, and a Henriad
New Place and the Country
Gains and losses
Two murders, New Place, and M[superscript r] Quiney's little faults
'This is the Forest of Arden'
The Maturity of Genius
South of Julius Caesar's Tower
Ben Jonson's thumb
Shylock, the troubled Merchant of Venice, and Francis Meres
Julius Caesar at the Globe
Hamlet's Questions
Poets' wars and 'little eyases'
The Prince's world
The King's Servants
King James's arrival
Pageantry, Measure for Measure, and All's Well That Ends Well
The 'plumed troops'
The Tragic Sublime
Jennet's guest and Marie's lodger
Time's perpetuity: Macbeth and King Lear
Classical roots: Egypt, Rome, and Athens
The Last Phase
Tales and Tempests
Susanna's marriage
Lands of 'painful adventure' from Pericles to The Tempest
A fire at the Globe
A Gentleman's Choices
Stratford friends and family affairs
Making a will and the struggles of the Harts
'For all time'
The Arden and Shakespeare Families
Descendants of Shakespeare's Nephew Thomas Hart (b. 1605) Down to the Sale of the Birthplace in 1806
A Note on the Shakespeare Biographical Tradition and Sources for his Life
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