The Life of William Shakespeare: A Critical Biography

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Wiley, Mar 1, 2012 - 496 pages
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The Life of William Shakespeare is a fascinating and wide-ranging exploration of Shakespeare's life and works focusing on oftern neglected literary and historical contexts: what Shakespeare read, who he worked with as an author and an actor, and how these various collaborations may have affected his writing.
  • Written by an eminent Shakespearean scholar and experienced theatre reviewer
  • Pays particular attention to Shakespeare's theatrical contemporaries and the ways in which they influenced his writing
  • Offers an intriguing account of the life and work of the great poet-dramatist structured around the idea of memory
  • Explores often neglected literary and historical contexts that illuminate Shakespeare's life and works

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About the author (2012)

Lois Potter recently retired as Ned B. Allen Chair at theUniversity of Delaware. She has also taught at the Universities ofAberdeen, Leicester, and Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle, and at TsudaCollege, Tokyo. Her publications include Twelfth Night: Text andPerformance (1986), the Arden edition of The Two NobleKinsmen (1997, 2001), and Shakespeare in Performance:Othello (2002). She is also the editor of two volumes in theRevels History of Drama in English series (1981 and 1984), and hasbeen a frequent reviewer of plays for the Times LiterarySupplement, Shakespeare Quarterly, and ShakespeareBulletin.

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