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The nine lives of William Shakespeare, Graham Holderness

Label
The nine lives of William Shakespeare
Title
The nine lives of William Shakespeare
Statement of responsibility
Graham Holderness
Title variation
9 lives of William Shakespeare
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Who was Shakespeare and how did he live? Combining fact, tradition and imagination, Shakespeare's many lives are told in 9 possible ways. We know relatively little about Shakespeare's life, and yet it continues to fascinate us. This new biography identifies and expounds the many possible lives that can reasonably be drawn around the basic facts
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 Each scenario includes an essay outlining the biographical facts and historical documents used for the scenario and how they've been interpreted, and examines traditions of literary biography, providing insight on how literary biographies are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
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10095256
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Holderness, Graham
Dewey number
822.33
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Dramatists, English
Target audience
adult
Label
The nine lives of William Shakespeare, Graham Holderness
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000047964550
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 215 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781441151858
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
The nine lives of William Shakespeare, Graham Holderness
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000047964550
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 215 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781441151858
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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