Shakespeare: The Evidence: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Man and His Work

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Macmillan, 15/01/1999 - 512 páginas

A first-time-in-paperback reissue, this full-fledged biography takes on all of the famous Shakespearean debates, from whether or not Shakespeare actually wrote his plays to speculation regarding his sexuality to the mysterious curse he set upon his own grave. This lively and provocative book weaves together the most complete, objective, and readable account of Shakespeare's life ever written. Includes 24 pages of illustrations.

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Índice

Through a Glass Darkly
1
Was Shakespeare Really Shakespeare?
12
StratforduponAvon One of the Biggest Frauds in England?27
27
A Curious Testament
44
As an Unperfect Actor on the Stage
59
Trials of a Writer
78
Foundthe Mystery Patron?
93
Entry into History
113
Like Favourites Made Proud
272
One of the Kings Men
291
Under the Tragic Muse
309
A New Mood
325
To the Onlie Begetter
343
A Curious Purchase
360
And England Keep my Bones
382
He was for all time
405

Unto Southampton do we Shift our Scene
130
My Mistress Brows are Raven Black
148
Murder Most Foul
166
Lord Chamberlains Man
185
To Show the World I am a Gentleman
204
Hand of the Censor
221
Most Excellent for the Stage
237
This Wooden O
252
Notes References
423
Family Trees
453
Chronology
456
Miscellaneous Documents
468
Bibliography
480
Index
489
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Born in London in 1941, Ian Wilson attended Emanuel School in London and Magdalen College in Oxford. After his schooling, Wilson pursued a career in business management. In 1973, he was invited to study the Shroud of Turin, a topic of interest very close to his heart. His work resulted in the best-seller The Turin Shroud, which was later translated into 10 languages. Wilson also co-scripted a critically-acclaimed television documentary on the subject, entitled The Silent Witness. This was followed by the best-selling book Jesus: The Evidence. Wilson is known for the investigative approach he takes in examining the evidence for life after death, stigmata, the biblical Exodus, the discovery of America, and the historical Shakespeare. Such was his approach in writing The Blood and the Shroud, which is the first detailed re-appraisal of the Shroud of Turin following the famous carbon dating. Wilson is married and has two sons.

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