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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

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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: Literary Studies Cultural Studies (General)


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Katherine Scheil and Graham Holderness

Chapter 1. Shakespeare and Marlowe: Re-writing the Relationship
Robert Sawyer

Chapter 2. The Second Best Bed and the Legacy of Anne Hathaway
Katherine Scheil

Chapter 3. Religion Revisited: William Shakespeare, Nicholas Owen, and the Culture of Doppelbödigkeit
Sonja Fielitz

Chapter 4. To Change the Picture of Shakespeare Biography
Park Honan

Chapter 5. From Biographies to Bardcom
Peter Holland

Chapter 6. Shakespeare Biography and Identity Politics
Lois Potter

Chapter 7. Shakespeare and Biography
René Weis

Chapter 8. Shakeshafte
Rowan Williams

Graham Holderness

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