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The Resource Nine Lives of William Shakespeare, Graham Holderness Colophon

Nine Lives of William Shakespeare, Graham Holderness Colophon

Label
Nine Lives of William Shakespeare
Title
Nine Lives of William Shakespeare
Statement of responsibility
Graham Holderness Colophon
Title variation
9 lives of William Shakespeare
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Combining biography and fictional narrative, Graham Holderness takes a fresh approach to the problem of piecing together a conclusive account of Shakespeare's life and work. Acknowledging both the practical impossibility and creative limitation of a definitive biographical record, Holderness instead offers us nine possible short 'lives'
Summary
Holderness (English, University of Hertsfordshire, UK) presents nine scenarios of Shakespeare's possible 'lives' and his various roles and identities, such as writer, actor, business man, and Catholic. The scenarios are in the form of fictional narratives in various writing styles, such as short story, magical realism fable, memoir, and even a Sherlock Holmes story. Each scenario includes an essay outlining the biographical facts and historical documents used for the scenario and how they've been interpreted, and examines traditions of literary biography, providing insight on how literary biographies are written and how literary tradition becomes 'fact' over time. The book is part of a series that attempts to recover the freshness of criticism through emphasis on the vitality of the aesthetic/literary experience, without sacrificing rigor. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10095256
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holderness, Graham
Dewey number
B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Shakespeare Now!
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Dramatists, English
Target audience
adult
Label
Nine Lives of William Shakespeare, Graham Holderness Colophon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Life One -- Shakespeare the Writer -- Story: `The Shakespeare Code' -- Life Two -- Shakespeare the Player -- Memoir: `Master Shakespeare's Instructions to the Actors' -- Life Three -- Shakespeare the Butcher Boy -- Memoir: `Some further account of the life &c. of Mr William Shakespear' -- Life Four -- Shakespeare die Businessman -- Story: `Best for Winter' -- Life Five -- Shakespeare in Love: `Husband, I come' -- Memoir: `Shakespeare's Ring: First Circle' -- Life Six -- Shakespeare in Love: `Fair Friend' -- Story: `The Adventure of Shakespeare's Ring' -- Life Seven -- Shakespeare in Love: `A female evil' -- Story: "Shakespeare's Ring: Full Circle' -- Life Eight -- Shakespeare the Catholic -- Story: `He dyed a papist' -- Life Nine -- Shakespeare's Face: `The mind's construction' -- Fable: `An Account of a Voyage to Bardolo'
Control code
000051783134
Extent
206 pages ; 24 cm.
Isbn
9781441151858
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Label
Nine Lives of William Shakespeare, Graham Holderness Colophon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Life One -- Shakespeare the Writer -- Story: `The Shakespeare Code' -- Life Two -- Shakespeare the Player -- Memoir: `Master Shakespeare's Instructions to the Actors' -- Life Three -- Shakespeare the Butcher Boy -- Memoir: `Some further account of the life &c. of Mr William Shakespear' -- Life Four -- Shakespeare die Businessman -- Story: `Best for Winter' -- Life Five -- Shakespeare in Love: `Husband, I come' -- Memoir: `Shakespeare's Ring: First Circle' -- Life Six -- Shakespeare in Love: `Fair Friend' -- Story: `The Adventure of Shakespeare's Ring' -- Life Seven -- Shakespeare in Love: `A female evil' -- Story: "Shakespeare's Ring: Full Circle' -- Life Eight -- Shakespeare the Catholic -- Story: `He dyed a papist' -- Life Nine -- Shakespeare's Face: `The mind's construction' -- Fable: `An Account of a Voyage to Bardolo'
Control code
000051783134
Extent
206 pages ; 24 cm.
Isbn
9781441151858
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)

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