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Shakespeare's Face: Unraveling the Legend and History of Shakespeare's Mysterious Portrait

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A fascinating literary detective story charting the surprising, true history of a recently discovered painting of Shakespeare held by the same family for 400 years -- adding new drama to the Bard's life.
When author Stephanie Nolen reported the discovery of the only portrait of William Shakespeare painted while he was alive, the announcement ignited furious controversy arou
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ebook, 384 pages
Published June 15th 2010 by Atria Books (first published July 2nd 2002)
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S.M.
Nov 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this when it came out but I am posting it now to encourage others to read this fascinating book. Current information from 2013: the label, ink and glue on the back of the painting which identify the sitter as William Shakespeare, have been tested and proven to date between 1600-1640. Extensive research has been done on the family of the owner, further linking the owner's direct ancestor to Wm Shakespeare. See http://www.canadianshakespeares.ca/mu...
for more information.
(If link doesn't wo
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Harvey
Jun 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
- I enjoyed this collection of essays, and book-long debate, regarding the verification of this 'found' portrait of Shakespeare.
- book quotes:
- "Why should the 'discovery' of what might be a portrait of William Shakespeare make it to the front page of the newspapers? Because, the answer will come, Shakespeare was the greatest writer in the history of the world."
- "After God," proclaimed Alexandre Dumas, the nineteenth-century French author "Shakespeare created most."
- "...the mythic and legenda
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