Shakespeare by Dennis Kay
His Life, Work, and Era

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Combining careful historical research with a literary understanding of William Shakespeare, a new biography of ""The Bard"" traces the influence of social and political factors on the legendary writer's life and career. 20,000 first printing. $15,000 ad/promo.
 

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Published November 1, 1992 by William Morrow & Co. 446 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Acknowledging that ``the evidence that usually underpins a biography--diaries, journals, letters--simply does not exist in Shakespeare's case,'' Oxford English professor Kay illuminates the life of the great dramatist and poet (1564-1616) by presenting a readable, cogent account of the Elizabetha...

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London Review of Books

Fraser devotes three and a half pages (pages 170-74) to the whole of Jacobean drama, brusquely dismissing Webster and Jonson and Ford, not even mentioning Middleton – except to dismiss The Revenger’s Tragedy, which he continues to misattribute to Tourneur – apparently as uninterested in the last ...

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