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Shakespeare and Biography
Edited by Katherine Scheil and Graham Holderness
140 pages, index
ISBN 978-1-78920-903-7 $150.00/£107.00 Hb Not Yet Published (September 2020)
ISBN 978-1-78920-904-4 $34.95/£27.95 Pb Not Yet Published (September 2020)
eISBN 978-1-78920-905-1 eBook Not Yet Published
From Shakespeare’s religion to his wife to his competitors in the world of early modern theatre, biographers have approached the question of the Bard’s life from numerous angles. Shakespeare & Biography offers a fresh look at the biographical questions connected with the famous playwright’s life, through essays and reflections written by prominent international scholars and biographers.
Katherine Scheil is Professor of English at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and author of several books on Shakespeare, including Imagining Shakespeare’s Wife: The Afterlife of Anne Hathaway (Cambridge, 2018).
Graham Holderness is the author of numerous books on literary criticism, theory, and scholarship, as well as fiction, poetry, and drama. His most recent works include The Faith of William Shakespeare (Lion Books, 2016), Tales from Shakespeare: Creative Collisions (Cambridge University Press, 2014), Re-writing Jesus: Christ in 20th Century Fiction and Film (Bloomsbury, 2014), and the historical fantasy novel Black and Deep Desires: William Shakespeare, Vampire Hunter (Top Hat Books, 2015).
Subject: General Cultural Studies
Katherine Scheil and Graham Holderness
Chapter 1. Shakespeare and Marlowe: Re-writing the Relationship
Chapter 2. The Second Best Bed and the Legacy of Anne Hathaway
Chapter 3. Religion Revisited: William Shakespeare, Nicholas Owen, and the Culture of Doppelbödigkeit
Chapter 4. To Change the Picture of Shakespeare Biography
Chapter 5. From Biographies to Bardcom
Chapter 6. Shakespeare Biography and Identity Politics
Chapter 7. Shakespeare and Biography
Chapter 8. Shakeshafte
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