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Shakespeare: The Lost Years
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Manchester Univ Pr
Publication date March 15, 1999
Pages 170
Binding Paperback
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780719054259
ISBN-10 0719054257
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 9 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Original list price $24.95
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: For many years scholars have puzzled over the whereabouts of the young William Shakespeare. Where was he and what was he doing during the 'lost years' between leaving school and appearing as an actor and playwright in London? This fascinating literary detective story throws fresh light on these problems and provides some intriguing and significant answers.

Bringing forward new historic and documentary evidence, one of Britain's most senior Shakespeare scholars makes it as clear as it now can be that Shakespeare worked as a schoolmaster and player for a wealthy Catholic landowner in Lancashire and later for the Earl of Derby. One of Honigmann's most startling conclusions is that Shakespeare was probably brought up as a Roman Catholic.

Step by step this strange story of patronage, recusancy and aspiring talent is pursued through complex family relationships in a lucid and readable way which will delight anyone who likes a good story about a great national figure. For the serious scholar, the book shows how the Lancashire connection and the catholic background help to explain mysterious references in a number of the plays and poems, and also fills a major gap in the understanding of our literary heritage.

For this revised edition E. A. J. Honigmann has updated the scholarship surrounding this fascinating research.

Revised edition from Manchester Univ Pr (March 1, 1999)
9780719054242 | details & prices | 170 pages | List price $69.95
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2 edition from Manchester Univ Pr (March 15, 1999)
9780719054259 | details & prices | 170 pages | 5.50 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $24.95
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