A Short Life of Shakespeare with the Sources

A Short Life of Shakespeare with the Sources

by Charles Williams

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Overview

"This book is an abridgment of William Shakespeare: A Study of Facts and Problems, by Sir Edmund Chambers, published in 1030 in two volumes. It has been made for the convenience of those who cannot possess and perhaps do not find it easy to consult the major work, but have nevertheless a vivid interest in all that can be known of Shakespeare. The antagonistic, economic, and cultural circumstances of our time tend to increase the number of such readers. Being one of them, I have wanted to make for them the kind of book that I should myself desire. I have therefore retained as much as possible concerning Shakespeare's life, even at the cost of omitting important critical and bibliographical matter." — From the introduction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498294690
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 05/30/2016
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Author and scholar Charles Williams (1886-1945) joined, in 1908, the staff of the Oxford University Press, the publishing house in which he worked for the rest of his life. Throughout these years, poetry, novels, plays, biographies, history, literary criticism, and theology poured from his pen. At the beginning of the Second World War the publishing house was evacuated to Oxford where, in addition to his own writing and his editorial work for the Press, he taught in the University.

Table of Contents

Principal Dates vi

Pedigree of Shakespeare and Arden viii

I Shakespeare's Origin 1

II Shakespeare and his Company 25

III The Plays: Publication 67

IV The Plays: Authenticity and Chronology 83

V The Sonnets 122

Appendix I Records 133

Appendix II Contemporary Allusions (To the First Folio, 1623) 187

Appendix III Tradition (From 1625) 222

Index 253

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