|aThe truth about William Shakespeare :|bfact, fiction and modern biographies /|cby David Ellis.
|aEdinburgh :|bEdinburgh Unviersity Press,|c2013.
|aEdinburgh :|bEdinburgh University Press,|c
|ax, 198 pages ;|c24 cm
|aFirst published in hardcover: Edinburgh University Press, 2012.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aRules of the game -- How to make bricks without straw -- Forebears -- The female line and Catholicism -- Boyhood and youth -- Marriage -- The theatre -- Patronage, or who's who in the Sonnets -- Shakespeare and the love of men -- Shakespeare and the love of women -- Friends -- London life -- Politics -- Money -- Retirement and death -- Post-mortem --
|aGossip -- The post-modernist challenge -- The argument from expertise -- Final thoughts.
|a"A probing account of the ways recent Shakespeare biographers have disguised their lack of information"--Page  of cover.
|aBiography as a literary form.
|aAuthors, English|xBiography|xHistory and criticism.
內容簡介top The Truth About William Shakespeare 簡介 How can biographies of Shakespeare continue to appear when so little is known about him? And when what is known has been in the public domain for so long? In the past decade, the majority of these biographies have been published by distinguished Shakespeareans - shouldn't they know better? To solve this puzzle, David Ellis looks at the methods that Shakespeare's biographers have used to hide their lack of knowledge. At the same time, by exploring efforts to write a life of Shakespeare along traditional lines, it asks what kind of animal "biography" really is and how it should be written.