Shakespeare Before Shakespeare: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire and the Elizabethan State

Glyndwr Parry, Cathryn Enis

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A ground-breaking study of William Shakespeare's political, cultural, religious and social environment 1564 to c. 1590, based on recently discovered archival evidence, and the contextual reinterpretation of previously known evidence about that environment. We connect the wider context with the experiences of Shakespeare's family, their friends and neighbours, and point to the implications for his creative life of the intrusion of central government into the local context.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages240
ISBN (Print) 9780198862918
Publication statusPublished - 6 Aug 2020

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