A Life of William Shakespeare

A Life of William Shakespeare

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by Sidney Lee
     
 

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Sir Sidney Lee (1859-1926) was a lifelong scholar and enthusiast of Shakespeare, but is also remembered as the 'sub-editor' recruited by Sir Leslie Stephen when he was embarking on the great project of the Dictionary of National Biography, and whose editorial and organisational skills were vital in keeping

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Sir Sidney Lee (1859-1926) was a lifelong scholar and enthusiast of Shakespeare, but is also remembered as the 'sub-editor' recruited by Sir Leslie Stephen when he was embarking on the great project of the Dictionary of National Biography, and whose editorial and organisational skills were vital in keeping the publication programme close to its planned schedule. Lee was acknowledged as joint Editor with Stephen of Volume 21, and as sole Editor for Volumes 27 to 63. His own contributions included an account of the life of Queen Victoria and (in Volume 51, 1897) William Shakespeare. This full-length life followed in 1898 and is often credited as the first modern biography of the poet. It was an immediate popular success, and, given the limitations of the material available at the time of writing, was regarded for much of the twentieth century as the most reliable account of Shakespeare's life.

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ISBN-13:
2940023593241
Publisher:
The Macmillan Company
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
911 KB

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Sir Sidney Lee, 5 December 1859 - 3 March 1926, was an English biographer.

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A Life Of William Shakespeare 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This work brings clarity to the oft-confused rumors and myths concerning Shakespeare and his works. Especially effective is the surgical skill in which the author dismisses the crediting of the genius' work to a panoply of other contemporaries. Of interest too, is his use of frequent references to lines to indicate many of his philosophical views on life. Interpretations of his sonnets will be of great interest to students of the motivation and object of his poetic zeal. The writing is an irreplaceable reference for the serious scholar as well as to the sycophant. Shakespeare remains one of most studied and honored playwrights, though many years have passed since he penned his great works. Not only did I purchase the book, but I gifted one tp a friend who is still in the teaching profession. (J.H.M.)