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White, Will Shakespeare and the Globe Theater (Pages 58-59)

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Pages 58-59: White depicts the influence of Marlowe on Shakespeare.

White, Will Shakespeare and the Globe Theater (Pages 56-57)

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Pages 56-57: At the start of his writing career, Shakespeare assesses his achievements, acknowledging that Titus Andronicus “was not a good play” despite its popularity. This view of Titus reflects the critical consensus of her own day more than…

White, Will Shakespeare and the Globe Theater (Pages 42-43)

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Pages 42-43: Young Shakespeare proves a poor prospect as an actor. James Burbage notes that his company needs “plays…not players.”

Godwin, The Greenwood Tree: A Portrait of William Shakespeare (Pages 104-105)

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Pages 104-105: Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, and Christopher Marlowe debate the age’s potential for literary greatness at a tavern, as a happy barmaid hoists a tankard.

Godwin, The Greenwood Tree: A Portrait of William Shakespeare (Pages 128-129)

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Pages 128-129: The Godwins depict Queen Elizabeth I as “absorbed” by a performance of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Via Elizabeth’s perspective, they offer conventional praise of Shakespeare’s ability to inspire the audience’s identification with his…

Bennett, Master Skylark (Page 308-309)

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Pages 308-309: Bennett imagines a sparkling dinner party bringing together the children, Shakespeare, and Shakespeare’s family and theatrical associates.

Bennett, Master Skylark (Page 305)

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Page 305: Motivated both by generosity and self-interest, Shakespeare’s other associates volunteer to foster the children and to add Nick, the protagonist, to the King’s Men. Bennett’s Shakespeare alone thinks to ask Nick what he wants.

Cowden Clarke, "Ophelia; The Rose of Elsinore," The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Heroines (Pages 196-197)

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Pages 196-197: Ophelia’s wet nurse’s troubled son frightens Ophelia with attention and cruelty. Note Cowden Clark’s interest in representing the boy’s violence toward flies in ways figured in other Shakespeare scenes, King Lear 4.1 and Titus…

Cowden Clarke, "Ophelia; The Rose of Elsinore," The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Heroines (Pages 236-237)

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Pages 236-237: Ophelia’s new friend at court, Thyra, reveals her attraction to and misunderstanding of the same lord who seduced and abandoned Jutha. Cowden Clark represents the unreliability and danger of male attention in Ophelia’s world.

Benson, Poems: Written by Wil. Shake-speare. Gent (Scornefull Sonnet)

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"A Request to his Scornefull Love" : Benson’s headers were always in the third person. Here Benson groups Sonnets 88-91 into a single unbroken lyric.