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By Graham Holderness

Acclaimed because the maximum dramatist of all time, William Shakespeare wishes little creation. Or does he? Going past Shakespeare the author and actor, Graham Holderness explores the actual fact and fiction, culture and fantasy, surrounding Shakespeare's life.

Combining biography and fictional narrative, Holderness takes a clean severe method of the matter of piecing jointly a definitive account of Shakespeare's existence and paintings from scant historic details. in its place, this examine builds upon and examines the numerous theories that encompass the lifetime of this famous, but remarkably unknown guy. 9 Shakespeares are awarded: author, participant, butcher boy, businessman, husband, pal, lover, Catholic and portrait. through rigorously critiquing those biographies and reimagining those 9 males, Nine Lives of William Shakespeare creates a different photo of ways this playwright turned Shakespeare as he's understood today.

Shakespeare Now! is a sequence of brief books that have interaction imaginatively and sometimes provocatively with the probabilities of Shakespeare's performs. It is going again to the resource - the main residing language that you can imagine - and recaptures the buzz, audacity and shock of Shakespeare. it is going to go back you to the performs with opened eyes.

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