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William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was born to John Shakespeare and mother Mary Arden some time in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. He wrote about 38 plays (the precise number is uncertain), a collection of sonnets and a variety of other poems.
Paul Prescott has acted and taught Shakespeare in Japan, America and the UK. His publications include articles on theatre history and forthcoming books on Richard III in performance, and Shakespeare and the Director (with Dennis Kennedy).
G R Hibbard taught at the Universities of Nottingham and Waterloo, Canada. Author of the standard biography of Thomas Nashe, he edited, among other plays, Love's Labour's Lost, Hamlet, and Coriolanus.
Stanley Wells is Emeritus Professor of the University of Birmingham and Chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
William Shakespeare was born to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. He wrote about 38 plays (the precise number is uncertain), many of which are regarded as the most exceptional works of drama ever produced, including Romeo and Juliet (1595), Henry V (1599), Hamlet (1601), Othello (1604), King Lear (1606) and Macbeth (1606), as well as a collection of 154 sonnets, which number among the most profound and influential love poetry in English. Shakespeare died in Stratford in 1616.
Date of Death:2018
Place of Birth:Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Place of Death:Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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The Tragedy of Coriolanus
Excerpted from "Coriolanus"
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Table of ContentsIntroduction: date, theatre, chronology; Sources; Contemporary contexts: dearth, riots, rebellions; Politics and the franchise; Essex and Ralegh; The play; Coriolanus on Shakespeare's stage; Stage history; Recent stage and critical interpretations, by Bridget Escolme; Note on the text; List of characters; THE PLAY; Textual analysis; Appendix: lineation; Reading list.
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