Shakespeare Unbound by Rene Weis
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Shakespeare Unbound
By Rene Weis

Shakespeare Unbound

Decoding a Hidden Life

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Shakespeare Unbound by Rene Weis

Book Description

At last a key that unlocks the secrets of Shakespeare's lifeIntimacies with Southampton and Marlowe, entanglements in London with the elusive dark lady, the probable fathering of an illegitimate son these are among the mysteries of Shakespeare's rich and turbulent life that have proven tantalizingly obscure. Despite an avalanche of recent scholarship, Rene Weis, an acknowledged authority on the Elizabethan period, believes the links between the bard's life and the poems and plays have been largely ignored. Armed with a wealth of new archival research and his own highly regarded interpretations of the literature, the author finds provocative parallels between Shakespeare's early experiences in the bustling market town of Stratford including a dangerous poaching incident and contacts with underground Catholics and the plays.Breaking with tradition, Weis reveals that it is the plays and poems themselves that contain the richest seam of clues about the details of Shakespeare's personal life, at home in Stratford and in the shadowy precincts of theatrical London details of a code unbroken for four hundred years."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780805088656
ISBN-10: 0805088652
Format: Paperback / softback
(226mm x 150mm x 36mm)
Pages: 479
Imprint: Henry Holt & Company
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publish Date: 2-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Rene Weis

Rene Weis is a professor of English and vice-dean of the faculty of arts and humanities at University College, London. He is the author of "The Yellow Cross" and "Criminal Justice.""

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