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Title:
William Shakespeare his life and work
Author:
Holden, Anthony, 1947-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
[England] : Clipper Audio ; Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2001]

â„—2001
Physical Description:
12 audio discs (14.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Unabridged.

Compact disc.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9781402510151
Format :
Audiobook on CD

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Material Type
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Status
Central Library PR2894 .H58 2001 Adult Audiobook on CD Audiobooks
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Summary

Summary

Holden's portrayal is a racy, incident-packed account of Shakespeare as husband, father, actor, poet and Stratford lad who found subsequent immortality via the stage of Elizabethan London. There are also some controversial, but intriguing claims. Not only was Shakespeare a covert Catholic, who spent his so-called "lost years" as a budding actor in Catholic households in Lancashire under the name of "Shakeshafte," but he also suffered from sexually transmitted diseases, a nervous breakdown, fathered an illegitimate son via his middle-aged landlady, and sailed close to the political wind with what Holden sees as his residual Catholic and republican instincts


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