30 Great Myths about Shakespeare
  • Author : Laurie Maguire
  • Release Date : 22 January 2013
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 13 : 9780470658505

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Book Description: Think you know Shakespeare? Think again . . . Was a real skull used in the first performance of Hamlet? Were Shakespeare's plays Elizabethan blockbusters? How much do we really know about the playwright's life? And what of his notorious relationship with his wife? Exploring and exploding 30 popular myths about the great playwright, this illuminating new book evaluates all the evidence to show how historical material—or its absence—can be interpreted and misinterpreted, and what this reveals about our own personal investment in the stories we tell.

30 Great Myths about Shakespeare

30 Great Myths about Shakespeare

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Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Think you know Shakespeare? Think again . . . Was a real skull used in the first performance of Hamlet? Were Shakespeare's plays Elizabethan blockbusters? How much do we really know about the playwright's life? And what of his notorious relationship with his wife? Exploring and exploding 30 popular myths about the great playwright, ...

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