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Finding Shakespeare's New Place : An Archaeological Biography (Paperback) (Paul Edmonson)
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This ground-breaking book provides an abundance of fresh insights into Shakespeare's life in relation to his lost family home, New Place. The findings of a major archaeological excavation encourage us to think again about what New Place meant to Shakespeare and, in so doing, challenge some of the long-held assumptions of Shakespearian biography. New Place was the largest house in the borough and the only one with a courtyard. Shakespeare was only ever an intermittent lodger in London. His impressive home gave Shakespeare significant social status and was crucial to his relationship with Stratford-upon-Avon.Archaeology helps to inform biography in this innovative and refreshing study which presents an overview of the site from prehistoric times through to a richly nuanced reconstruction of New Place when Shakespeare and his family lived there, and beyond. This attractively illustrated book is for anyone with a passion for archaeology or Shakespeare.
Number of Pages: 236
Genre: Literary Criticism, Social Science
Publisher: Manchester Univ Pr
Author: Paul Edmonson
Street Date: October 1, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-4463
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