B&W illustrations-a few New York 2006 Soft cover First Thus New. No Jacket Issued Book CONDITION: NEW 2006 Barnes & Noble huge soft cover, 1st thus, 1st printing. Deckled edges.
A few B&W illustrations. CONTENT: Reviewer: " Schoenbaum doesn't discuss the plays, but instead the man who wrote them--or, more specifically, the differing ways that his life has been interpreted. That's right, it's a biography of Shakespeare's biographers, leading us step by step through several centuries of interpreters of the Bard, and the various wacky ways they have interpreted his life. It might not sound compelling, but boy it is. The early portions of the book are good enough, but it really takes off when the author starts to discuss the "Baconian" heretics--authors who have argued that Francis Bacon (or some other aristocratic, and therefore supposedly more intelligent, fop) actually wrote the world's greatest plays. He wonderfully illustrates the bizarreness of the men and women who originated this fanciful claim, and expl
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