This work is Charles Williams' abridgement of a study on Shakespeare produced by Sir Edmund Chambers in 1930. Williams intended his version to chronicle Shakespeare's life in a more accessible and personal way. Charles Williams (1886-1945) was a British theologian, playwright, novelist and poet. As a member of the 'Inklings' literary group at Oxford, his work supported a strong sense of narrative. For Williams, spiritual exchanges were an undercurrent to life, and his literary explorations into Christian fantasy writing, such as 'Descent into Hell' (1937), earned him many followers. Chambers (1886-1954) was an English literary critic and Shakespeare scholar. This classic work is now being republished in a new modern edition with a specially commissioned introductory biography.