William Shakespeare: A Compact Documentary Life by S. SchoenbaumWilliam Shakespeare: A Compact Documentary Life by S. Schoenbaum

William Shakespeare: A Compact Documentary Life

byS. Schoenbaum

Paperback | February 1, 1990

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Covering 400 years of Shakespeare scholarship, Schoenbaum's now classic William Shakespeare: A Documentary Life received high acclaim from critics and scholars. The New York Review of Books called it "a masterpiece," and the Guardian labeled it "our best life of Shakespeare." Making the resources of the world's greatest Shakespeare collections more accessible to all readers, this updated "Compact Life" contains a refined and amplified version of the original text and fifty of the original documents reproduced in smaller format. Schoenbaum has incorporated newmaterial into his narrative, including an eyewitness account, in harrowing detail, of a murder believed to have occurred in New Place, the house that Shakespeare bought in Stratford in 1597. He also provides a new postscript which includes newly-compiled information from recent research onShakespeare.
S. Schoenbaum, Director of the Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies at the University of Maryland, is the author of Shakespeare's Lives and Shakespeare: The Globe and the World.
Title:William Shakespeare: A Compact Documentary LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 5.31 × 7.99 × 0.83 inPublished:February 1, 1990Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195051610

ISBN - 13:9780195051612

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Editorial Reviews

"No student or reader of the plays can afford to neglect Schoenbaum either in the earlier luxurious book or in the graceful, sure-handed compact documentary life now available. The first is an investment, the new one proof that small too can be beautiful."--The New York Times BookReview