Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare? (BOK)

James Shapiro

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For two hundred years after Shakespeare's death, no one thought to argue that somebody else had written his plays. Since then dozens of rival candidates - including Sir Francis Bacon and the Earl of Oxford - have been proposed as their true author. "Contested Will" unravels the mystery of when and why so many people began to question whether Shakespeare wrote the plays (among them such leading writers and artists as Sigmund Freud, Henry James, Mark Twain, Helen Keller, Orson Welles, and Sir Derek Jacobi). Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro's fascinating search for the source of this controversy retraces a path strewn with fabricated documents, calls for trials, false claimants, concealed identity, bald-faced deception and a failure to grasp what could not be imagined. If "Contested Will" does not end the authorship question once and for all, it will nonetheless irrevocably change the nature of the debate by confronting what's really contested: are the plays and poems of Shakespeare autobiographical, and if so, do they hold the key to the question of who wrote them?

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2010 Forfatter James Shapiro
Forlag
FABER & FABER
ISBN 9780571235766
Antall sider 384 Dimensjoner 16,5cm x 24,2cm x 3,3cm
Vekt 729 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Shakespeare studies & criticism