By Laurie Maguire,Emma Smith
Was a true cranium utilized in the 1st functionality of Hamlet? have been Shakespeare's performs Elizabethan blockbusters? How a lot can we fairly learn about the playwright's existence? And what of his infamous dating along with his spouse? Exploring and exploding 30 well known myths concerning the nice playwright, this illuminating new ebook evaluates the entire proof to teach how old material—or its absence—can be interpreted and misinterpreted, and what this unearths approximately our personal own funding within the tales we tell.
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30 Great Myths about Shakespeare by Laurie Maguire,Emma Smith