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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…

Shakespeare's Sonnets, The First Edition (Title Page)

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This 1880 photolithographic facsimile reproduces Shakespeare’s Sonnets’ title page. No evidence exists tying Shakespeare directly to the publication of his sonnets. We don’t know whether he chose the order of the poems.

White, Will Shakespeare and the Globe Theater (Pages 4-5)

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Pages 4-5: A young Shakespeare spontaneously speaks in the playwright’s later, famous words (top right). White’s depiction of Shakespeare’s spontaneously momentous words supports an unlikely portrait of Shakespeare as preternaturally gifted without…

Godwin, The Greenwood Tree: A Portrait of William Shakespeare (Pages 60-61)

The Greenwood Tree: A Portrait of William Shakespeare
Pages 60-61: A young William courts Anne Hathaway in the forest using his own poetry. This fantasy connects Shakespeare’s professional writing with his personal life.