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Author Frye, Roland Mushat.

Title Shakespeare's life and times : a pictorial record
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1967


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Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations, portraits
Contents Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Portraits of Shakespeare: Frontispiece -- Shakespeare's Bust in Stratford -- Shakespeare's Bust, Another View -- The Memorial Inscription -- The Chandos Portrait -- Stratford-Upon-Avon: The Pleasant Town of Stratford-upon-Avon -- A Church of England Baptism -- Shakespeare's Boyhood Home -- Religious Art Defaced by Shakespeare's Father -- A Merchant Displays his Wares -- Stratford's School and its Chapel -- Elizabethan Schoolboys Reciting in Class -- A Water Pageant for Queen Elizabeth -- Anne Hathaway's Home -- Bishop Whitgift and a Special Marriage License -- Marriage-and a Family -- Early Years in the Theatre: Varieties of Renaissance Entertainment -- Bull- and Bearbaiting Rings -- The Popularity of Executions -- The White Hart: An Innyard for Players -- Richard Tarlton, the Popular Clown -- The Spanish Tragedy, by Thomas Kyd -- Doctor Faustus, by Christopher Marlow -- Edward Alleyn, the Famous Tragedian -- Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay by Robert Greene -- A Cutpurse -- A Gentleman -- Thomas Nashe -- The Plague Years and the Narrative Poems: The Plague Diverts a Rising Career -- Death Cart and Gravedigger at Work -- Venus and Adonis -- Lucrece -- Shakespeare's Early Patron, the Earl of Southhampton -- Later Years in the London Theatrical World: Map of London Playhouses -- Titus Andronicus: Shakespeare's First Printed Play -- Titus Andronicus on the Elizabethan Stage -- Henry Carey, the Lord Chamberlain -- Queen Elizabeth -- Performances at Greenwich Palace -- A Rowdy Evening in Gray's Inn Hall -- Shakespeare's Parish: St. Helen's, Bishopsgate -- A New Neighborhood: Southwark and Bankside -- The Swan Theatre -- Shakespeare's Coat of Arms -- Shakespeare's Stratford Home: New Place -- Ben JOnson -- The Question of Shakespeare's Learning -- Hales of Eton Defends Shakespeare -- Francis Meres Recognizes Greatness -- Love's Labour's Lost, with Shakespeare's Name -- Bookship -- A Shakespeare Folio and Quarto -- Going to Press -- Shakespeare as a Theatrical Writer -- Thomas Heywood on PLaywrights, Printers, and Shakespeare -- The Globe Theatre -- Actors on the Apron Stage -- Bare Apron Stage -- The Globe Theatre, Exterior -- The Globe Theatre, Interior -- Richard Burbage, Shakespeare's Great Tragic Actor -- Will Kempe, the Clown who Danced Away -- Robert Armin, and a New Comic Style -- John Lowin, and his Shakespearean Roles -- Falstaff and the Hostess -- Gower, the Chorus to Pericles -- Shakespeare on Shipboard -- Caliban? -- Shakespeare in Kingly Roles? -- "Our English Terence' and his Theatre -- An Historian Asks for More -- Cambridge Students Discuss Shakespeare -- Thomas Fuller on Shakespeare's Repartee -- The Earl of Essex: A Favorite Turned Traitor -- A Successful Performance in Middle Temple Hall -- A Scandalous Story, or the Story of a Scandal? -- Farming the Land -- In The Reign of King James I: King James I Comes to London -- James I as a Theatre Patron -- Queen Anne and the Players -- Sir Dudley Carleton -- A Highwayman Comments on Hamlet -- Grooms of the Chamber at Somerset House -- Playing at Whitehall Palace -- Actors on Tour -- Shakespeare's London Apartment -- Shakespeare Sues an Apothecary -- The Welcombe Hills: A New Investment -- Davenant Tavern and Sir William Davenant -- William Camden -- Church of England Communion -- William Drummond of Hawthornden -- A Daughter's Marriage -- A Son-in-Law's Book -- A Brother Buried -- London and Blackfriars -- An Indoor Stage -- Francis Beaumont -- John Fletcher -- William Cartwright -- The Sonnets -- Dr. Simon Forman -- Retirement an Last Years: Stratford: the Church and the River -- Pipes and Ale -- The Prince Palatine and his Bride, Princess Elizabeth -- A London Investment: Blackfriars Gatehouse -- Henry VIII and the Globe Fire -- Susanna Appeals to Worcester Cathedral -- John Combe -- A Thirsty Preacher Visits New Place -- House of Judith Shakespeare and Thomas Quincy -- Shakespeare's Final Signature -- A Message for Gravediggers -- The Second-best Bed? -- The First Folio: Shakespeare's Works Then and Now -- Bibliographical Note -- Notes on the Illustrations -- Index
Summary This handsomely illustrated biography provides a dramatic, human view of Shakespeare as he lived his life. Narrative and pictures follow Shakespeare from his birth and boyhood in Stratford, through his career in the London theatre, and back to Stratford during the last years of his life, in retirement. Included in the 114 illustrations-many of them taken from sixteenth- and seventeenth-century originals-are two authentic portraits of Shakespeare. Pictures of the houses in which he lived, the theatres in which he acted, the other actors with whom he worked, and the faces of many people who knew him and wrote about him-all add a sense of immediacy to the biographical narrative and make Shakespeare come alive within the context of his own age. Originally published in 1967
Analysis Dramatists, English Biography Pictorial works Early modern, 1500-1700
England Intellectual life Pictorial works 16th century
England Intellectual life Pictorial works 17th century
England Social life and customs Pictorial works 16th century
England Social life and customs Pictorial works 17th century
Shakespeare, William Homes and haunts Pictorial works England
Notes Bibliography
Bibliography Bibliography
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Contemporary England -- Pictorial works
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Contemporary England
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Homes and haunts -- Pictorial works -- Pictorial works
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Dramatists, English -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- Biography -- Pictorial works.
England -- Civilization -- 16th century -- Pictorial works.
England -- Civilization -- 17th century -- Pictorial works.
England -- Intellectual life -- 16th century -- Pictorial works.
England -- Intellectual life -- 17th century -- Pictorial works.
England -- Social life and customs -- 16th century -- Pictorial works.
England -- Social life and customs -- 16th century.
England -- Social life and customs -- 17th century -- Pictorial works.
LC no. 67011031