Shakespeare, the Player: A Life in the Theatre
This text argues that in the many analyses of Shakespeare's life, one vital factor has been overlooked; his profession as a player. The author asserts that Shakespeare cannot be separated from his profession nor his works separated from the context and original purpose of their creation. His life as a player must be taken into account, as there is no other explanation for how an inexperienced man from a small Warwickshire town with no theatrical background or training came to have such command of theatrical ways and means, such knowledge and understanding of the poetic and dramatic techniques of his predecessors and contemporaries, that within a few years, he was able to surpass them to write the greatest plays in the language.
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Shakespeare, the player: a life in the theatreUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Often taught only as an author of unique genius, Shakespeare is here rounded out in this treatment of his life as an actor. Read in conjunction with more traditional biographies (e.g., Park Honan's ... Read full review
An well thought out biographyUser Review - njtorn - Borders
Well written and interesting theories on Lost Years. Read full review