Will's Will: The Last Wishes of William Shakespeare

Will's Will: The Last Wishes of William Shakespeare

by Simon Trussler


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The original will - one of the National Archives' most prized treasures - is reproduced in full, with a transcript for modern readers. Individual phrases are probed with a light, entertaining touch to reveal what we can piece together about Shakespeare the writer and the man - his friends and family, his lovers, the places where he lived, his beliefs, his growing wealth and, of course, the theatres where he made his name. The result is a fascinating, freewheeling jourbaney into a life (and death) with tantalizingly few facts and room for intriguing conjecture.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781905615247
Publisher: A&C Black Publishers, Ltd.
Publication date: 11/30/2007
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.26(w) x 6.42(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

'In the county of Warr.' - Shakespeare's places'To my ffellowes.' - Shakespeare's friends'In the blackfriers in London.' - Shakespeare's theatres'My second best bed.' - Shakespeare's lovers'I gyve and bequeath.' - Shakespeare's money'Heirs male of the bodie.' - Shakespeare's religion'By me William Shakespeare.' - Shakespeare's enigma

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