William Shakespeare : the man behind the genius : a biography

by Anthony Holden

Hardcover, 2000

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Available

Publication

Boston : Little, Brown, [2000]

Description

Holden's portrayal is a racy, incident-packed account of Shakespeare as husband, father, actor, poet and Stratford lad who found subsequent immortality via the stage of Elizabethan London.

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Another half-read book to possibly be continued at a later date. My fault I feel rather than the author's.

The book is brilliantly researched and written and flows well. The text is augmented and enhanced by relevant quotations and first-rate illustrations (a pleasure in themselves).

Loved the first three chapters - Stratford (1564-69), Childhood (1569-79) and The 'Lost' Years (1579-87). But from then on the book did not hold my attention sufficiently to want to carry on reading.… (more)

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