Shakespeare : A Life: A Life
Clarendon Press, 29/10/1998 - 480 páginas
In the most complete, accurate, and up-to-date narrative of Shakespeare's life ever written, Park Honan uses a wealth of fresh information to dramatically alter our perceptions of the actor, poet, and playwright. The young poet's relationships, his early courtship of Anne Hathaway, their marriage, his attitudes to women such as Jennet Davenant, Marie Mountjoy, and his own daughters, are seen in a new light, illuminating Shakespeare's needs, habits, passions and concerns. Park Honan examines the world of the playing companies -- the power of patronage, theatrical conditions, and personal rivalries -- to reveal the relationship between the man and the writing, and using previously unpublished material explores the causes of Shakespeare's success; Stratford childhood, his parents' capabilities, and his preparations for a London career. Shakespeare: A Life casts new light on the complexity and fascination of Shakespeare's life and his extraordinary development as an artist.
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advantage of a bridge built by the town's benefactor Sir Hugh Clop- ton in the
reign of Henry VII to take goods to market. John Leland, the antiquary, saw
Stratford's bridge with its fourteen stone arches around 1540, and noted the well-
Robert de Stratford (taking his surname from the town) probably founded the
chapel of the Gild in 1296. John de Stratford, his son, rose to be Bishop of
Winchester and three times Chancellor of England, before returning to found, in
If a baby died, the town's bell might be sounded, as when the clerk records a '
ringing of ye grete bell' for three small children.10 A boy who survived would
wear swaddling-clothes until he was ready for a little russet- coloured dress. 'Hie
Certainly, a borough town of some size and diversity of crafts gave one a chance
to observe the nation's practical life ... and human aspirations in this age were
Marlowe and Shakespeare, both products of market towns and sons of craftsmen.
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LibraryThing ReviewProcura do Utilizador - jcbrunner - LibraryThing
Park Honan’s Shakespeare biography is filled with wonderful details as long as he is not speaking about the bard himself. Shakespeare’s family background and what happened after his death are ... Ler crítica na íntegra
LibraryThing ReviewProcura do Utilizador - knightlight777 - LibraryThing
I love biographies. I did not like this one much. At times written as tedious and difficult as some of the subjects's plays in original text. It is interesting how little is really known about Shakespeare in his life. The author spends much more time on the plays then the life in my view. Ler crítica na íntegra