Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

Reference Entry

Shakespeare, William (1564-1616), playwright and poet

Peter Holland

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/25200
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616), playwright and poet

Preview

Shakespeare's parents | John Shakespeare and Catholicism | Players in Stratford | Shakespeare's education | After school, and marriage | The 'lost years' | Shakespeare the player | First plays: Henry VI | Early comedies, Titus Andronicus, Richard III, and Sir Thomas More | Narrative poems | The Lord Chamberlain's Men | Plays, 1594-1596 | Plays, 1596-1598 | Death of Hamnet Shakespeare | The coat of arms and purchase of property in Stratford | Shakespeare in London, 1598-1601 | Plays, 1598-1601 | The Essex uprising | Shakespeare in Stratford, 1601-1609 | Poems and plays, 1601-1603 | Plays, 1603-1606 | Friends and lodgings | Shakespeare and Stratford, 1606-1608 | Plays and publication, 1607-1609 | Shake-speares Sonnets | Plays for the Blackfriars | Lyrics, occasional poems, and revising | The last years | Shakespeare's will | Death and burial | The Stratford monument, the Droeshout engraving, and other portraits | Elegies and influence on contemporaries | The first folio | Performances and influences to 1660 | Shakespeare adapted | Praising Shakespeare | Political Shakespeare | Editions by Rowe, Pope, and Theobald | Editions and criticism to 1800 | Garrick | Shakespeare abroad in the eighteenth century | The Shakspeare Gallery and forgery | Shakespeare and English Romanticism | Kemble, Siddons, and Kean | European Romanticism | Shakespeare and nineteenth-century music and literature | Lambs' Tales and new editions | Shakespeare societies and the tercentenary, 1864 | The authorship controversy | Shakespeare in America and Russia | Shakespeare and the nineteenth-century English stage | A new style for Shakespeare in the theatre | Shakespeare studies | Shakespeare and the British empire | Shakespeare worldwide | Shakespeare and film | Shakespeare and twentieth-century literature | Shakespeare on the twentieth-century stage | Shakespeare and education | Shakespeare and popular culture

Reference Entry.  37543 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: biography ; history

full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »