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Shakespeare's missing years / John Idris Jones.

By: Jones, John Idris, 1938-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookStroud, England : Fonthill Media, 2018Description: 144 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781781556764; 1781556768.Other title: Shakespeares missing years.Subject(s): Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Biography | Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation | Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616Genre/Form: Biography. | Criticism, interpretation, etc.DDC classification: 822.3 Summary: The 'missing years' of William Shakespeare are one of the major puzzles in the field of English literature. He is by universal agreement the most important writer of the English language. Hundreds, if not thousands, of books on his works have been published, including biography and literary theory. And yet, a large part of his biography is incomplete, and biographers have found this to be an embarrassing problem. They do not know where he was or what he was doing in the period between leaving school in Stratford-upon-Avon and when he emerged as a dramatist-poet in the early 1590s. John Idris Jones has worked on Shakespeare's Missing Years for over twenty years. In this essential book, he brings together thousands of details, which add to the sum of knowledge of Shakespeare's life and work. Here, 'The Lancashire Theory' is augmented.
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The 'missing years' of William Shakespeare is one of the major puzzles in the field of English Literature. He is by universal agreement the most important writer of the English language. Hundreds, if not thousands, of books of his works have been published, including biography and literary theory. And yet, a large chunk of his biography is missing. Biographers have found this to be an embarrassing problem. They do not know where he was or what he was doing in the period between leaving school in Stratford-upon-Avon and when he emerged as a dramatist-poet in the early 1590s.

John Idris Jones has worked on this for over twenty years. In this book, he brings together thousands of details which add to the sum of knowledge of Shakespeare's life and work. Here, 'The Lancashire Theory' is augmented.

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The 'missing years' of William Shakespeare are one of the major puzzles in the field of English literature. He is by universal agreement the most important writer of the English language. Hundreds, if not thousands, of books on his works have been published, including biography and literary theory. And yet, a large part of his biography is incomplete, and biographers have found this to be an embarrassing problem. They do not know where he was or what he was doing in the period between leaving school in Stratford-upon-Avon and when he emerged as a dramatist-poet in the early 1590s. John Idris Jones has worked on Shakespeare's Missing Years for over twenty years. In this essential book, he brings together thousands of details, which add to the sum of knowledge of Shakespeare's life and work. Here, 'The Lancashire Theory' is augmented.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface (p. 5)
  • Introduction (p. 13)
  • 1 The Stanley Dynasty and Playing (p. 19)
  • 2 Stratford-upon-Avon, Schooling, and Leaving (p. 27)
  • 3 Lea, 'Shakeshafte', the Hoghtons, and Heskeths (p. 35)
  • 4 Marriage, Children, and Early Writings (p. 40)
  • 5 Edmund Spenser: Observer, Commentator, and Rival Poet? (p. 46)
  • 6 'Matchless Navarre': Ferdinando, Heir to the Throne, Poisoned (p. 52)
  • 7 Alan and Frances Keen: Book Dealers and Lancashire Investigators (p. 57)
  • 8 The First History Plays of Shakespeare, Staged in London in 1592 (p. 63)
  • 9 The Stanley Phoenix and the Salusbury Turtle (p. 70)
  • 10 Lancashire Words and Imagery: Clifford Broadbent and the Neglected Work of Frances Keen (p. 79)
  • 11 Hawarden Castle and 'A Lover's Complaint' (p. 85)
  • 12 A Possible Young Man of the Sonnets (p. 92)
  • 13 A Midsummer Night's Dream (p. 104)
  • 14 Plutarch's Lives Gifted to a Man Called William (p. 114)
  • 15 The Passionate Pilgrim (p. 119)
  • 16 'The Denbigh Poem': Part One (p. 122)
  • 17 Christmas Revels: 'The Denbigh Poem': Part Two (p. 128)
  • 18 Conclusion (p. 134)
  • Appendix I Facsimile of 'The Denbigh Poem' (p. 138)
  • Appendix II Typescript of 'The Denbigh Poem' (p. 141)
  • Bibliography (p. 143)