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- DescriptionThink you kw 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 kw about the playwright's life? And what of his torious 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.
- Author BiographyLaurie Maguire is Professor of English at the University of Oxford, tutorial fellow at Magdalen College, and the author or editor of seven books. She is a regular theater reviewer for the TLS and has lectured widely across the UK and the USA. Emma Smith is tutorial fellow at Hertford College, Oxford. She is the author or editor of six books, a regular reviewer for the TLS, and has lectured widely across the UK and the USA. The authors have previously collaborated together on articles on Middleton and Shakespeare and on graduate courses at the University of Oxford.
- Author(s)Emma Smith,Laurie Maguire
- PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons Ltd
- Date of Publication14/12/2012
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationHoboken
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight290 g
- Width154 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine10 mm
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