Shakespeare, more than any other writer in the western world, based much of his work on the consequences of friendship. Given the value placed on friends in his writing, many readers have wondered about the role friendship played in his own life. This work gives readers the chance to learn more about Shakespeare's friends, who they were and what they can tell us about Shakespeare and his times. For instance, Richard Field was a boyhood friend with whom Shakespeare went to school in Stratford. Field became a well-known London printer. The details of Field's life illuminate both the details of Shakespeare's boyhood education and the poet's relationship with the printing, publishing, and book-selling world in London. Francis Collins, a lawyer who represented Shakespeare in a number of legal dealings, drafted both versions of Shakespeare's will. This life-long friend was one of the last men eve to see Shakespeare pick up a pen to write. Through these vivid and animated sketches, readers will come to know about Shakespeare's life and times.
While the book has a lively, accessible narrative tone within chapters, its organization and features make it highly useful to the school library market as well as the academic world. It contains cross references, a detailed Table of Contents and a highly organized structure with uniformity across sections and chapters. The writing is accessible and could be easily used by upper-level high school students looking to augment school assignments.
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41 42 Julius Shaw John Robinson Francis Collins William Walker 43 45 47 48 50 53 55 63 Shakespeare's London Friends Friends of a Sort : Shakespeare and Royalty Queen Elizabeth I King James I Henry Wriothesley , the Earl of Southampton ...
119 122 129 Augustine Phillips Richard Burbage John Heminges Henry Condell The Wives In Stratford : Judith Sadler , Bess Quiney , Anne Digges Russell , Ann Shaw Aspinall In London : Jacqueline Vautrollier Field , Rebecca Heminges ...
... and Charles Connell's They Gave Us Shakespeare ( Oriel , 1982 ) , a book that pays homage to Shakespeare's friends Henry Condell and John Heminges , who were the first to publish the complete and accurate version of his plays .
... and as all too little is known about them , it seemed logical to group them together at the end . The First Folio reveals the depth of friendship felt for Shakespeare by his friends John Heminges and Henry Condell ...
Richard II depicts a king utterly dependent on his royal friends ; Henry IV , Parts 1 and 2 take Prince Hal to the Boar's Head Inn to carouse with his disreputable friends Falstaff , Peto , and Bardolph ; The Merry Wives of Windsor lets ...
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In this handy volume, Pogue (drama, Univ. of Houston) has compiled brief biographies of about 50 of Shakespeare├ƒ┬»├‚┬┐├‚┬Żs friends and acquaintances. Introductory material provides perspective and ... Read full review