Shakespeare did more than any person to shape the English language, coining more than a thousand words and writing a host of poems and plays considered the finest of their genres. Yet the documentary record is of his life is surprisingly scanty; literary historians know more about the lives of ancient Greek tragedians like Aeschylus and Sophocles than they do about Britain's greatest writer.
In this compact, highly readable biography, Jack Hughes separates truth from fiction, history from myth in the life of this enigmatic genius. Was Shakespeare gay or bisexual? Who were the recipients of his celebrated sonnets? Did another author write some or all of his plays? How could a single man's work so thoroughly reshape our language, our literature, and our world? The answers lie within.
"To be, or not to be, that is the question." - William Shakespeare
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- The scandalous circumstances of Shakespeare's marriage.
- How other great men, including Gutenberg, Copernicus, and Erasmus, shaped Shakespeare's times and made his genius possible.
- Christopher Marlowe's espionage activities, and how they may have caused his assassination.
- How the death of a son led to Shakespeare's greatest work.
- What we know about Shakespeare's mistresses and sexuality.
- The major themes of the Shakespearean canon, illustrated with examples from the plays.
- The curse that Shakespeare laid on his own grave.
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