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William Shakespeare: A Popular Life

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(Applause Books). Garry O'Connor's biography creates a vivd impression of Shakespeare's family life, his marriage and sexuality, the intimate details of his background, and his relationships with the theatre, his audiences and the towering political figures of his time such as Queen Elizabeth and the Earl of Essex. It captures the darkness and confusion of his religious fe ...more
Paperback, 382 pages
Published May 1st 2001 by Applause Theatre & Cinema Book Publishers (first published February 1st 2000)
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Jul 26, 2013 Brian rated it did not like it
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I loathed this book. He "imagines" Shakespeare's life, with lots of talk about Shakespeare's feelings and opinions. It picks and chooses different scholars' varying theories about the details of Shakespeare's life and presents them as if they were fact. Bad, bad, bad.
Jan 04, 2011 Karen rated it did not like it
Quite a bit of conjecture involved.
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