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Shakespeare's Life
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  • Authored by: Brett Foster
  • From the Series: Backgrounds to Shakespeare
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604135220
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-522-0
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $40.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 05/01/2012
  • Dewey Number: 822.3/3 B
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 256


Providing important context for his greatest works, Shakespeare's Life presents a thorough biography of the Bard, featuring the latest findings from scholars about his life and his works. Included is coverage of his upbringing in Stratford, his marriage and family life, the process of writing his greatest works, and his life after the theater.

Coverage includes: 

  • His early years in Stratford, including his marriage to Anne Hathaway
  • His rise to stardom within the London theater scene
  • The death of his nine-year-old son, Hamnet
  • The writing of his greatest works, including Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, and others
  • His retirement from the theater and move back to Stratford
  • And much more.


Full-color illustrations. Index. Bibliography.

About the Author(s)

Brett Foster is an assistant professor of English at Wheaton College in Illinois. He is the volume editor of two books in Bloom's Shakespeare Through the Ages set, The Sonnets and Hamlet

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