The Life of William Shakespeare: A Critical Biography  -     By: Lois Potter
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The Life of William Shakespeare: A Critical Biography

Wiley-Blackwell / 2012 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 496
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 1118281527
ISBN-13: 9781118281529
Availability: In Stock
Series: Blackwell Critical Biographies

Author Bio

Lois Potter recently retired as Ned B. Allen Chair at theUniversity of Delaware. She has also taught at the Universities ofAberdeen, Leicester, and Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle, and at TsudaCollege, Tokyo. Her publications include Twelfth Night: Text andPerformance (1986), the Arden edition of The Two NobleKinsmen (1997, 2001), and Shakespeare in Performance:Othello (2002). She is also the editor of two volumes in theRevels History of Drama in English series (1981 and 1984), and hasbeen a frequent reviewer of plays for the Times LiterarySupplement, Shakespeare Quarterly, and ShakespeareBulletin.

Editorial Reviews

“Two of the Mighty dead have been brought back to life inexemplary fashion: Shakespeare in Lois Potter’s The Life ofWilliam Shakespeare: A Critical Biography, which very cleverly usesexpert theatre-knowledge as a way of making her enigmatic subjectseem plausibly substantial; and Keats in Nicholas Roe’s JohnKeats: A New Life, which puts the poet properly in hisplace.”  (The Guardian, 24 November 2012)

“This study will have wide appeal to readers who wish toexpand their appreciation of the works of WilliamShakespeare.  Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty; generalreaders.”  (Choice, 1 November 2012)

“A richly suggestive, undogmatic book in which Lois Potterranges across the entire canon and the period that helped produceit.”  (Around the Globe, 1 October 2012)

“Lois Potter’s Life of William Shakespeare, rankswith the most distinguished examples of its kind … Herachievement lies in her catholicity, her simultaneous commitment tomatters personal, historical, theatrical, literary, cultural. She exhibits an absolute command of the available facts, alifetime’s acquaintance with the works gained in teaching andplaygoing, an unparalleled familiarity with theatrical history from1567 to the present, and a talent for connecting the fictional andthe actual.”  (Times Literary Supplement, 10August 2012)

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