William Shakespeare: A Popular Life

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Hal Leonard Corporation, Apr 1, 2001 - Drama - 377 pages
(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 feelings, and his painful search for identity as well as his continuous commitments to change and development. O'Connor imaginatively and persuasively reconstructs the playwright's life and career.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Blessed is the Womb
5
Rage and Swell
11
The kingdom of childhood
19
A father forgotten
25
Fire in the blood
35
A great profession
43
Factions and fictions
48
I am that I am
183
Whole men sick
199
Double blessing
204
A sense of limit
210
The gathered self
221
Deeds of darkness
229
Violent vanities
247
The restoration of mothers
255

The wonder of our stage
55
Outer and inner worlds
62
The groundplan of imagination
69
Half a god
73
The body is his book
81
Drops of water
87
Queint mistery of Ovid
91
The lure of foreign parts
99
A friends infirmities
109
Investigation of marriage
118
La Passionata
123
Lawful magic
133
The shape of a grief
140
The absence of mothers
149
Green fields
159
Life measured by the act
167
The cockle of rebellion
176
Flying the courts of princes
261
Sick men whole
265
Whats in a face?
273
In one person many people
278
Dying menstruums
284
The great invisible
292
Life measured by the space
297
Anon anon sir
302
Look here upon this portrait and on this
305
CHRONOLOGY
309
Tables of Facts and Traditions
310
Acknowledgments
322
Select Bibliography
324
NOTES AND REFERENCES
327
Index
367
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