Citizen Shakespeare: A Social and Political Portrait

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Citizen Shakespeare is a biography of Shakespeare that reveals the influence and interplay of English history on Shakespeare's plays. Written in a manner, which portrays the author's enthusiasm for the subject, this book will appeal to Shakespearean scholars, students of English literature, and anyone interested in the events that shaped the life and writings of William Shakespeare.

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Overview

Citizen Shakespeare is a biography of Shakespeare that reveals the influence and interplay of English history on Shakespeare's plays. Written in a manner, which portrays the author's enthusiasm for the subject, this book will appeal to Shakespearean scholars, students of English literature, and anyone interested in the events that shaped the life and writings of William Shakespeare.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761820499
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 6/15/2003
  • Pages: 206
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

James C. Humes is Ryals Professor of Language and Leadership, University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword by Lord Crathorne Chapter 2 Foreword by John F. Andrews Chapter 3 Foreword by Ronnie Mulryne Chapter 4 Acknowledgements Chapter 5 Introduction Chapter 6 A Father's Dream Chapter 7 A Dream Dashed Chapter 8 The Carpenter and Christopher Chapter 9 Apprentice Actor Chapter 10 Night of Errors Chapter 11 Chronicles and Kings Chapter 12 Atrocious and Andronicus Chapter 13 Lovers and Lenders Chapter 14 Plague and Passion Chapter 15 The Plot and the Play Chapter 16 A Young Heir's Death Chapter 17 The Fat Falstaff Chapter 18 Help for a Hero Chapter 19 Eviction and Erection Chapter 20 The Deer and the Bear Chapter 21 Romantic Entanglements Chapter 22 Rebellion and Revival Chapter 23 The Sovereign and Son Who Might Have Been Chapter 24 The Playwright Finds a Patron Chapter 25 The Moor and Madness Chapter 26 The King's Man Chapter 27 The Squire and his Ladies Chapter 28 An Artist's Adieu Chapter 29 Goodbye, Globe Chapter 30 Property and Posterity Chapter 31 Conclusion: Death and Destiny Chapter 32 Bibliography Chapter 33 Index

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