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Shakespeare, his life and work

William Henry Oliphant Smeaton

Shakespeare, his life and work

by William Henry Oliphant Smeaton

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Published by J. M. Dent & sons, ltd., E. P. Dutton & co. in London, & Toronto, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Oliphant Smeaton.
    SeriesEveryman"s library, ed. by Ernest Rhys. Biography. [no. 514]
    The Physical Object
    Pagination562 p.
    Number of Pages562
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16474851M

    About the Book: William Shakespeare: His life and work is a popular, mainstream but academically rigorous biography of the millennium's most celebrated writer.. Who was William Shakespeare? How did the 'rude groom' from Stratford grow up . William Shakespeare (Ap (baptism)–d. Ap ) was an English poet and playwright and is considered a key member of the English literature canon. Shakespeare's work includes sonnets and 38 plays; while his earlier plays were comedies and histories, his later work focused on tragedy (e.g. "Macbeth").

    Though more is known about Shakespeare's life than those of most other Elizabethan and Jacobean writers, few personal biographical facts survive, which is unsurprising in the light of his social status as a commoner, the low esteem in which his profession was held, and the general lack of interest of the time in the personal lives of writers. Few records of Shakespeare's private life survive; this has stimulated considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, his sexuality, his religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others. Shakespeare produced most of his known works between and Children: Susanna Hall, Hamnet Shakespeare, .

    Who was William Shakespeare? How did the rude groom from Stratford, the son of a glover who rose to be Mayor, grow up to be the greatest poet the world has known? In the first popular biography of Shakespeare for quarter of a century, Anthony Holden sifts fact from legend to create a fresh, vivid portrait of the writer recently voted Man of the Millennium, brought alive for 4/5(1). Additional Physical Format: Online version: Smeaton, William Henry Oliphant, Shakespeare, his life and work. London & Toronto, J.M. Dent & Sons; New York.


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William Shakespeare: His Life and Work Paperback – October, by Anthony Holden (Author)Cited by: 2. The author of course outlines William Shakespeare's life. Shakespeare was born in Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, on 26 April, ; his father John Shakespeare, a respected burgess of Stratford, his mother Mary Anthony His life and work book builds on what we know about Shakespeare by inferring how his work told us more about him, his thought and experiences and how these in turn fed into his work/5.

Shakespeare His Life and Work Audio Cassette – November 1, by Dench (Author) out of 5 stars 2 ratings5/5(2). Shakespeare: His Life, Work, and Era Paperback – January 1, by Dennis Kay (Author)Cited by: 6.

Shakespeare: His Life, Work, and Era Hardcover – November 1, by Dennis Kay (Author)Author: Dennis Kay. Shakespeare’s life has been of great controversy with several myths around him, but the biggest controversy has been that some people believe that he never wrote his Works, after all, he never finished university.

He had a happy childhood, this is because his father was a succesful businessman, but this would change many years later/5. "William Shakespeare: His Life And Work" is an attempt to integrate known facts about Shakespeare's life with his literary output.

Although I found the information about his life to be interesting, the results are disappointing.4/5(6). Shakespeare's sonnets were a collection of over works that were published late in his life and without any indication of when each of the pieces was composed.

It is widely thought that the sonnets were a part of a private diary that was never meant to be read publicly but nevertheless were published. How the plague ravaged William Shakespeare’s world and inspired his work, Shapiro wrote in his book The Year of Lear: Shakespeare inthe best account of this strange time in his life.

William Shakespeare, often called England's national poet, is considered the greatest dramatist of all time. His works are loved throughout the world, but Shakespeare's personal life is shrouded. William Shakespeare, English dramatist, poet, and actor considered by many to be the greatest dramatist of all time.

No writer’s living reputation can compare to that of Shakespeare, whose notable plays included the tragedies Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth, and Othello. He was also known for his sonnets. William Shakespeare's life has been the subject of innumerable myths, yet tantalizingly little is known about the motives, passions, conflicts, ideas, and struggles that shaped him.

Now Dennis Kay looks beyond the established facts of Shakespeare's life and traces how the events of his era affected the way he lived, thought, and wrote.3/5(1). William Shakespeare’s Life & Times In his 52 years of life William Shakespeare transformed himself from the son of a small-town glovemaker to a favorite playwright of Queen Elizabeth and King James.

Today he is celebrated as the most popular writer in. As the new king claimed ancestry from Banquo, to have shown him as a murderer of kings would perhaps not have endeared the playwright to James.

King James appears to have been so greatly impressed by Shakespeare that he conferred his own royal patronage on him and his partners; they became the ‘King’s Men’. His fortunes declined, however, in the late s.

William lived for most of his early life in Stratford-upon-Avon. We do not know exactly when he went to London but he is said to have arrived in There is great conjecture about Shakespeare's childhood years, especially regarding his education.

The Best Books about Shakespeare Our pick of the ten best biographies and other books about the Bard which everyone should read – selected by Dr Oliver Tearle We thought it was time we offered our pick of the best books about William Shakespeare: the best introductions to his life and his work.

Inseven years after Shakespeare's death, John Heminge and Henry Condell (two actors from The King's Company) had Shakespeare's plays published by William Jaggard and his son, Isaac. This first folio contained 36 plays and sold for £1.

Shakespeare wrote at least 38 plays and over short and long poems, many of which are considered to be the finest ever written in English. His works have been translated into every major living language, and some others besides (the Folger's holdings include translations in Esperanto and Klingon), and nearly years after his death, they continue to be performed.

The Stratfordian view, which in conjunction with Dennis Kay's Shakespeare: His Life, Work, And Era (), that I finished reading earlier this year, that provides a counter argument to the Marlovian and De Vere theories of authorship/5.

Buy a cheap copy of William Shakespeare: His Life and Work book by Anthony Holden. This biography of the most celebrated writer in history, tracks Shakespeare's life from his youth in the Warwickshire countryside before disappearing for seven Free shipping over $Cited by: 2.

English literature - English literature - Shakespeare’s works: Above all other dramatists stands William Shakespeare, a supreme genius whom it is impossible to characterize briefly.

Shakespeare is unequaled as poet and intellect, but he remains elusive. His capacity for assimilation—what the poet John Keats called his “negative capability”—means that his work .William Shakespeare's life has been the subject of innumerable myths, yet tantalizingly little is known about the motives, passions, conflicts, ideas, and struggles that shaped him.

Now Dennis Kay looks beyond the established facts of Shakespeare's life and traces how the events of his era affected the way he lived, thought, and wrote. The extraordinary artistic and intellectual. At 18 Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway (), a woman eight years his senior, in a ceremony thought to have been hastily arranged due to her pregnancy.

A daughter, Susanna, was born less.