The Mysterious Identity of William Shakespeare New edition
By (author) Bertram Fields
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Players by Bertram Fields
Book DescriptionI am haunted by the conviction that the divine William is the biggest and most successful fraud ever practised on a patient world' - Henry James, 1903. For centuries, scholars have debated the true identity of the author of the poems and plays attributed to William Shakespeare. Mark Twain, Sigmund Freud, Charles Dickens, John Gielgud, and Derek Jacobi, among others, have cast irresolvable doubt on the Stratford man and proposed alternatives from rival playwrights Ben Jonson and Christopher Marlowe to Queen Elizabeth I. Why did Shakespeare leave behind not a single work in his own hand? Is it possible that the Stratford man - who had a grammar school education at best - possessed the depth of knowledge reflected in the work? Was there a single man in the English theatre who knew the etiquette of the nobility, the workings of the law, and the tactics of the military and navy? So, Fields asks in his tantalising conclusion, was this actually a magnificent collaboration between two men, a partnership protected for centuries by the greatest conspiracy in literary history? Blending biography and historical investigation with vibrant scholarship and storytelling, "Players" revolutionises our understanding of the greatest writer - or writers - in our history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750943741
(234mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Immortalized by Shakespeare and historians, Richard III is history's royal villain. This book offers a look at the case of Richard and the princes in the tower. It outlines and evaluates the arguments on both sides, weighs the evidence, and offers the truth about this man. It also attempts to answer the questions inherent in the drama.
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Author Biography - Bertram Fields
Bertram Fields is widely regarded as the most prominent entertainment lawyer in America and is a partner in the firm of Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman Machtinger & Kinsella LLP in Century City. The author of Royal Blood, which was named Ricardian Book of the year by the Ricardian Society, he lives in Los Angeles.
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