Shakespeare: An Ungentle Life (Arden Shakespeare)

Shakespeare: An Ungentle Life (Arden Shakespeare) by Katherine Duncan-Jones 1408125080 9781408125083
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[A] deeply considered and stimulating book, informed throughout by the authors intimate knowledge of the literature and society of Shakespeares age? Stanley Wells, TLSIt is unquestionably the best Shakespearean biography of the new century Jonathan Bate, Sunday TelegraphThis major biography of Shakespeare was first published in 2001 to great critical acclaim. It remains highly regarded and much cited by critics and scholars. Its author, Katherine Duncan Jones was an advisor to William Boyd for his film about Shakespeares life (A Waste of Shame).The book shows Shakespeare as a man among men and a writer among writers. He lives in a congested city, where he encounters disease, debt and cut-throat competition. His brilliance often makes him the object of envy and malice rather than adulation. He is a shrewd purchaser of property and shows no inclination to divert any of his wealth to charitable or altruistic ends. He appears to be more interested in relationships with well-born young men than with women. Duncan-Jones takes us through the complexities of life in late Elizabethan and early Jacobean England in a compelling well-told story.For this paperback reissue, the author has written a new Preface, detailing some of the recent debates about Shakespeares biography and identity.

Author: Katherine Duncan-Jones

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 400

Publisher: The Arden Shakespeare

Publication Date: 2010-06-01


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