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      Shakespeare: An Ungentle Life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine [author]
      Series
      • Arden Shakespeare
      Published
      • London : Arden Shakespeare 2014, copyright 2014
      Physical description
      1 online resource (400 pages).
      ISBN
      • 9781408138083
      • 1408138085
      stock number
      • 9781408138083 CodeMantra
      Summary
      • `[A] deeply considered and stimulating book, informed throughout by the author's intimate knowledge of the literature and society of Shakespeare's age... ' Stanley Wells, TLS `It is unquestionably the best Shakespearean biography of the new century' Jonathan Bate, Sunday Telegraph This major biography of Shakespeare was first published in 2001 to great critical acclaim. It remains highly regarded and much cited by critics and scholars. Its author, Katherine Duncan Jones was an advisor to William Boyd for his film about Shakespeare's life (A Waste of Shame). The book shows Shakespeare as a man among men and a writer among writers. He lives in a congested city, where he encounters disease, debt and cut-throat competition. His brilliance often makes him the object of envy and malice rather than adulation. He is a shrewd purchaser of property and shows no inclination to divert any of his wealth to charitable or altruistic ends. He appears to be more interested in relationships with well-born young men than with women. Duncan Jones takes us through the complexities of life in late Elizabethan and early Jacobean England in a compelling well-told story. For this paperback reissue, the author has written a new Preface, detailing some of the recent debates about Shakespeare's biography and identity.
      Genre
      • text
      Internet Resources
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      http://copac.jisc.ac.uk/id/44769653?style=html&title=Shakespeare%3A%20An%20Ungentle%20Life
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      • Online
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      Title

      Ungentle Shakespeare : scenes from his life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine.
      Series
      • Arden Shakespeare
      • Shakespeare, William1564-1616. Works. 1995.
      • Arden Shakespeare
      Published
      • London : Arden Shakespeare 2001
      Physical description
      xiv, 322 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
      ISBN
      • 1903436265
      • 9781903436264
      Notes
      • Includes index.
      • Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-309) and index.
      • Review/s: John Idris Jones, New Welsh Review, No. 56 (Summer 2002), 41-44.
      Summary
      • This lively, readable and challenging new biography, by the editor of the acclaimed Arden edition of Shakespeare's Sonnets, takes a fresh look at an enduring cultural icon, about whose life it is widely claimed that nothing is known. As a result Shakespeare has tended to be viewed in Romantic isolation: the Bard as lonely inspired singer enthroned on a mountain peak.The aim of this study is to replace the image of the lonely genius with one of Shakespeare as deeply involved, even enmired, in the geographical, social and literary context of his time. This Shakespeare is a man who lives in a congested city and has to deal with disease, debt and cut-throat competition; his manifest brilliance often makes him the object of envy and malice, rather than adulation. Much of his life and writing is seen as the result of accident and circumstance, rather than the product of artistic vision or a grand career plan. From his shotgun wedding at the age of 18 to the burning down of the Globe Theatre over 30 years later, he is beset by bad luck. His most brilliant works are seen as creative responses to external constraints, such as the plague outbreaks that frequently closed the public theatres during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Katherine Duncan Jones also takes a fresh look at the tradition of Shakespeare's love for a 'Dark Lady' and concludes rather that he devoted his most personal and passionate writing to the service of young men.
      • Review: '[A] deeply considered and stimulating book, informed throughout by the author's intimate knowledge of the literature and society of Shakespeare's age... These scenes from Shakespeare's life...offer refreshing alternative points of view that no future biographers will be able to ignore.' Stanley Wells, Time Literary Supplement 'It is unquestionably the best Shakespearean biography of the new century' Jonathan Bate, Sunday Telegraph 'Ungentle Shakespeare is beautifully produced and lavishly illustrated. Its author's scholarly credentials are impeccable. At the same time, she tells a good story.' The Independent 'Katherine Duncan-Jones's constantly illuminating and hugely enjoyable biography restores the author and his plays to bubbly life...Duncan-Jones triumphantly constructs an upsetting trajectory from playful youth to rancorous skinflint, through which art matures even as character hardens.' The Observer 'Katherine Duncan-Jones has written an uncommonly good book. There are riches on every page... Her concentration on theatre, politics, social conditions, the effect of the recurrent outbreaks of plague, make this a book that anyone interested in Shakespeare will read eagerly and return to time and again. It is an utterly absorbing book, if a dark one.' The Times
      Other names
      • Jones, John Idris 1938- [reviewer]
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      • Illustrated
      • still image
      • text
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      http://copac.jisc.ac.uk/id/44769653?style=html&title=Ungentle%20Shakespearescenes%20from%20his%20life
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      Title

      Ungentle Shakespeare : scenes from his life. / [By Duncan-Jones, Katherine.]

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine.
      Series
      • The Arden Shakespeare
      • The Arden Shakespeare
      Published
      • London : Thomson Learning 2001
      Physical description
      p. ; cm.
      ISBN
      • 1903436265
      Genre
      • Biography
      Format
      • Printed

      Held At:

      1. Aberdeen University Printed

      2.2

      Title

      Ungentle Shakespeare : scenes from his life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine.
      Published
      • London : Arden Shakespeare 2001
      Physical description
      xiv, 322 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
      ISBN
      • 1903436265
      Genre
      • Illustrated
      Format
      • Printed

      Held At:

      1. Birmingham University Printed

      2.3

      Title

      Ungentle Shakespeare : scenes from his life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine.
      Published
      • London : Arden Shakespeare 2001
      Physical description
      xiv, 322 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
      ISBN
      • 1903436265
      Notes
      • Includes index.
      Genre
      • Illustrated
      Format
      • Printed

      Held At:

      1. British Library Printed

      2.4

      Title

      Ungentle Shakespeare : scenes from his life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine.
      Series
      • Arden Shakespeare
      Published
      • London : Arden Shakespeare 2001
      Physical description
      xiv, 322p, [8]p of plates : ill. (some col.), facsims., ports., maps ; 25cm.
      ISBN
      • 1903436265
      Notes
      • Includes bibliographical references and index.
      Genre
      • Illustrated
      Format
      • Printed

      Held At:

      1. Cambridge University Printed

      2.5

      Title

      Ungentle Shakespeare : scenes from his life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine.
      Series
      • Arden Shakespeare
      • Arden Shakespeare
      Published
      • London : Arden Shakespeare 2001
      Physical description
      xiv, 322 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), facsims., ports. ; 25 cm.
      ISBN
      • 1903436265
      Notes
      • Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-309) and index.
      Genre
      • Bibliography
      • Biography
      • Illustrated
      Format
      • Printed

      Held At:

      1. Cardiff University Printed

      2.6

      Title

      Ungentle Shakespeare : scenes from his life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine.
      Published
      • London : Arden Shakespeare 2001
      Physical description
      xiv, 322 p. : ill.
      ISBN
      • 1903436265
      Genre
      • Illustrated
      Format
      • Printed

      Held At:

      1. Durham University Printed

      2.7

      Title

      Ungentle Shakespeare : scenes from his life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine.
      Series
      • The Arden Shakespeare
      • The Arden Shakespeare
      Published
      • London : Arden Shakespeare 2001
      Physical description
      xiv, 322p, [8]p of plates : ill. (some col.), facsims., ports., maps ; 25cm.
      ISBN
      • 1903436265
      Notes
      • Includes bibliographical references and index.
      Genre
      • Illustrated
      Format
      • Printed

      Held At:

      1. Exeter University Printed

      2.8

      Title

      Ungentle Shakespeare : scenes from his life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine.
      Published
      • London : Arden Shakespeare 2001
      Physical description
      xiv, 322 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
      ISBN
      • 1903436265
      Notes
      • Includes bibliographical references and index.
      Genre
      • Illustrated
      Format
      • Printed

      Held At:

      1. Glasgow University Printed

      2.9

      Title

      Ungentle Shakespeare : scenes from his life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine
      Published
      • London : AS [Arden Shakespeare] 2001
      Physical description
      xiv, 322 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), facsims., ports., map ; 25 cm.
      ISBN
      • 1903436265
      • 9781903436264
      Notes
      • "The Arden Shakespeare."--Book jacket.
      • Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-309) and index.
      Genre
      • Bibliography
      • Biography
      • Illustrated
      Format
      • Printed

      Held At:

      1. King's College London Printed

      2.10

      Title

      Ungentle Shakespeare : scenes from his life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine.
      Published
      • London : AS [Arden Shakespeare] 2001
      Physical description
      xiv, 322 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), facsims., ports., map ; 25 cm.
      ISBN
      • 1903436265
      Notes
      • "The Arden Shakespeare."--Book jacket.
      • Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-309) and index.
      Genre
      • Bibliography
      • Biography
      • Illustrated
      Format
      • Printed

      Held At:

      1. Leeds University Printed

      2.11

      Title

      Ungentle Shakespeare : scenes from his life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine.
      Published
      • London : Arden Shakespeare 2001
      Physical description
      xiv,322p. : ill. (some col),coats of arms, facsims, ports. ; 25 cm.
      ISBN
      • 1903436265
      Notes
      • Includes bibliographical references and index.
      Genre
      • Biography
      • Illustrated
      Format
      • Printed

      Held At:

      1. London Library Printed

      2.12

      Title

      Ungentle Shakespeare : scenes from his life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine.
      Series
      • The Arden Shakespeare
      • The Arden Shakespeare
      Published
      • London : Arden Shakespeare c2001
      Physical description
      xiv, 322 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), facsims, ports ; 25 cm.
      ISBN
      • 1903436265
      Notes
      • Includes bibliographical references and index.
      Genre
      • Biography
      • Illustrated
      Format
      • Printed

      2.13

      Title

      Ungentle Shakespeare : scenes from his life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine.
      Published
      • London : Arden Shakespeare 2001
      Physical description
      xiv, 322 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
      ISBN
      • 1903436265
      • 9781903436264
      Notes
      • Includes index.
      Genre
      • Illustrated
      Format
      • Printed

      Held At:

      1. Manchester University Printed

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      Title

      Ungentle Shakespeare : scenes from his life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine.
      Published
      • London : Arden Shakespeare 2001
      Physical description
      xiv, 322 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
      ISBN
      • 1903436265
      Genre
      • Illustrated
      Format
      • Printed

      Held At:

      1. Newcastle University Printed

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      Title

      Ungentle Shakespeare : scenes from his life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine.
      Published
      • London : Arden Shakespeare 2001
      Physical description
      xiv, 322 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
      ISBN
      • 1903436265
      Genre
      • Illustrated
      Format
      • Printed

      2.16

      Title

      Ungentle Shakespeare : scenes from his life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine.
      Published
      • London : Arden Shakespeare 2001
      Physical description
      xiv, 322 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
      ISBN
      • 1903436265
      Notes
      • Review/s: John Idris Jones, New Welsh Review, No. 56 (Summer 2002), 41-44.
      Other names
      • Jones, John Idris 1938- [reviewer]
      Genre
      • Illustrated
      Format
      • Printed

      Held At:

      1. National Library of Wales Printed

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      Title

      Ungentle Shakespeare : scenes from his life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine.
      Series
      • Arden Shakespeare. Third series
      • Shakespeare, William1564-1616. Works. 1995.
      Published
      • London : Arden Shakespeare c2001
      Physical description
      xiv, 322 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports, facsims ; 25 cm.
      ISBN
      • 1903436265
      Notes
      • Includes bibliographical references and index.
      Genre
      • Biography
      • Illustrated
      Format
      • Printed

      Held At:

      1. Nottingham University Printed

      2.18

      Title

      Ungentle Shakespeare : scenes from his life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine.
      Series
      • Arden Shakespeare
      • Shakespeare, William1564-1616. Works. 1995.
      Published
      • London : Arden Shakespeare c2001
      Physical description
      xiv, 322 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), facsims, ports ; 25 cm.
      ISBN
      • 1903436265
      Notes
      • Includes bibliographical references and index.
      Genre
      • Biography
      • Illustrated
      Format
      • Printed

      Held At:

      1. Oxford University Printed

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      Title

      Ungentle Shakespeare : scenes from his life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine.
      Published
      • London : Arden Shakespeare 2001
      Physical description
      xiv, 322 p. ; 25 cm.
      ISBN
      • 9781903436264 (hbk.)
      • 1903436265 (hbk.)
      Audience
      • specialized
      Genre
      • Bibliography
      • Biography
      • Illustrated
      Format
      • Printed

      Held At:

      1. Queen's University Belfast Printed

      2.20

      Title

      Ungentle Shakespeare : scenes from his life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine.
      Series
      • The Arden Shakespeare
      • The Arden Shakespeare
      Published
      • London : Arden Shakespeare 2001
      Physical description
      [322] p.
      ISBN
      • 1903436265
      Format
      • Printed

      Held At:

      1. Reading University Printed

      2.21

      Title

      Ungentle Shakespeare : scenes from his life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine.
      Series
      • The Arden Shakespeare
      • The Arden Shakespeare
      Published
      • London : Arden Shakespeare c2001
      ISBN
      • 1903436265
      Genre
      • Bibliography
      • Biography
      • Illustrated
      Format
      • Printed

      2.22

      Title

      Ungentle Shakespeare : scenes from his life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine.
      Series
      • Arden Shakespeare
      • Arden Shakespeare
      Published
      • London : Arden Shakespeare 2001
      Physical description
      xiv, 322p. ; 25cm.
      ISBN
      • 1903436265
      Format
      • Printed

      Held At:

      1. St Andrews University Printed

      2.23

      Title

      Ungentle Shakespeare : scenes from his life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine [author]
      Published
      • London : Arden Shakespeare 2001
      Physical description
      xiv, 322 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 25 cm.
      ISBN
      • 1903436265
      • 9781903436264
      Genre
      • Biography
      • Illustrated
      • still image
      • text
      Format
      • Printed

      Held At:

      1. Sussex University Printed

      2.24

      Title

      Ungentle Shakespeare : scenes from his life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine.
      Published
      • London : Arden Shakespeare 2001
      Physical description
      xiv, 322 p. : ill.., ports.. ; 25 cm.
      ISBN
      • 1903436265
      Notes
      • Includes bibliographical references and index.
      Genre
      • Biography
      • Illustrated
      Format
      • Printed

      Held At:

      1. Trinity College Dublin Printed

      2.25

      Title

      Ungentle Shakespeare : scenes from his life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine.
      Series
      • The Arden Shakespeare
      • Arden Shakespeare.
      Published
      • London : Arden Shakespeare c2001
      Physical description
      xiv, 322 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), facsims, ports ; 25 cm.
      ISBN
      • 1903436265
      Notes
      • Includes bibliographical references and index.
      Genre
      • Biography
      • Illustrated
      Format
      • Printed

      Held At:

      1. University College London Printed

      2.26

      Title

      Ungentle Shakespeare : scenes from his life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine.
      Published
      • London : Arden Shakespeare 2001
      Physical description
      xiv, 322p., [8]p. of plates : ill. (some col.), col. coats of arms, facsims. (some col.), geneal. table, maps, plan, ports. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
      ISBN
      • 1903436265
      Notes
      • Includes bibliographical notes and index.
      Genre
      • Illustrated
      Format
      • Printed

      Held At:

      1. Warwick University Printed

      2.27

      Title

      Ungentle Shakespeare : scenes from his life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine.
      Series
      • Arden Shakespeare
      Published
      • London : Arden Shakespeare 2001
      Physical description
      xiv, 322 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
      ISBN
      • 1903436265
      Notes
      • Includes bibliographical references and index.
      Format
      • Printed

      Held At:

      1. York University Printed
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      Title

      Shakespeare : an ungentle life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine.
      Edition
      Pbk. ed.
      Published
      • London : Methuen Drama 2010
      Physical description
      xix, 376 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 20 cm.
      ISBN
      • 9781408125083 (pbk.)
      • 1408125080 (pbk.)
      Notes
      • Originally published in hardback as Ungentle Shakespeare in 2001 by The Arden Shakespeare. With additional material in 2010.
      • Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-356) and index.
      Summary
      • '[A] deeply considered and stimulating book, informed throughout by the author's intimate knowledge of the literature and society of Shakespeare's age...' Stanley Wells, TLS 'It is unquestionably the best Shakespearean biography of the new century' Jonathan Bate, Sunday Telegraph This major biography of Shakespeare was first published in 2001 to great critical acclaim. It remains highly regarded and much cited by critics and scholars. Its author, Katherine Duncan Jones was an advisor to William Boyd for his film about Shakespeare's life (A Waste of Shame). The book shows Shakespeare as a man among men and a writer among writers. He lives in a congested city, where he encounters disease, debt and cut-throat competition. His brilliance often makes him the object of envy and malice rather than adulation. He is a shrewd purchaser of property and shows no inclination to divert any of his wealth to charitable or altruistic ends. He appears to be more interested in relationships with well-born young men than with women. Duncan Jones takes us through the complexities of life in late Elizabethan and early Jacobean England in a compelling well-told story. For this paperback reissue, the author has written a new Preface, detailing some of the recent debates about Shakespeare's biography and identity.
      • Review: '[A] deeply considered and stimulating book, informed throughout by the author's intimate knowledge of the literature and society of Shakespeare's age... These scenes from Shakespeare's life...offer refreshing alternative points of view that no future biographers will be able to ignore Stanley Wells, TLS 'It is unquestionably the best Shakespearean biography of the new century' Jonathan Bate, Sunday Telegraph '...a model of lucid scholarship which tries neither to beatify nor vilify its subject, but to present [Shakespeare] as a living figure in the heat and the dust of the passing world' The Times 'Katherine Duncan-Jones's constantly illuminating and hugely enjoyable biography restores the author and his plays to bubbly life...Duncan-Jones triumphantly constructs an upsetting trajectory from playful youth to rancorous skinflint, through which art matures even as character hardens' The Observer 'Engrossing...Her account of Shakespeare's hypothetical entry into the theatrical profession is a tour de force of biographical reconstruction...Katherine Duncan-Jones shines light into dark corners and brings skeletons out of the closet. Her courageous biography is partisan, idiosyncratic, and unforgettable. Anyone seriously interested in Shakespeare should read it.' Shakespeare Quarterly 'A brilliant book...Fresh and original.' Literary Review
      Related item
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine. Ungentle Shakespeare.
      Genre
      • Bibliography
      • Biography
      • Biography.
      • Illustrated
      • text
      Direct Link
      http://copac.jisc.ac.uk/id/44769653?style=html&title=Shakespearean%20ungentle%20life
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      3.1

      Title

      Shakespeare : an ungentle life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine.
      Edition
      Pbk. ed.
      Published
      • London : Methuen Drama 2010
      Physical description
      xix, 376 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 20 cm.
      ISBN
      • 9781408125083 (pbk)
      Notes
      • Originally published in hardback as 'Ungentle Shakespeare' in 2001 by The Arden Shakespeare. With additional material in 2010.
      • Includes bibliographical references (p. 333-356) and index.
      Related item
      • Includes: Duncan-Jones, Katherine. Ungentle Shakespeare.
      Genre
      • Biography
      • Illustrated
      Format
      • Printed

      Held At:

      1. Liverpool University Printed

      3.2

      Title

      Shakespeare : an ungentle life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine.
      Edition
      Pbk. ed.
      Published
      • London : Methuen Drama 2010
      Physical description
      xix, 376 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 20 cm.
      ISBN
      • 9781408125083 (pbk)
      Notes
      • Originally published in hardback as 'Ungentle Shakespeare' in 2001 by The Arden Shakespeare. With additional material in 2010.
      • Includes bibliographical references (p. 333-356) and index.
      Related item
      • Includes: Duncan-Jones, Katherine. Ungentle Shakespeare.
      Genre
      • Biography
      • Illustrated
      Format
      • Printed

      Held At:

      1. National Library of Wales Printed

      3.3

      Title

      Shakespeare : an ungentle life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine.
      Edition
      Pbk. ed.
      Published
      • London : Methuen Drama 2010
      Physical description
      xix, 376 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 20 cm.
      ISBN
      • 9781408125083 (pbk.)
      • 1408125080 (pbk.)
      Notes
      • Originally published in hardback as Ungentle Shakespeare in 2001 by The Arden Shakespeare. With additional material in 2010.
      • Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-356) and index.
      Related item
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine. Ungentle Shakespeare.
      Genre
      • Bibliography
      • Biography
      • Biography.
      • Illustrated
      • text
      Format
      • Printed
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      Title

      Shakespeare : an ungentle life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine.
      Edition
      [Rev. ed.].
      Published
      • London : Methuen Drama 2010
      Physical description
      xix, 376 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
      ISBN
      • 9781408125083 (pbk.)
      • 1408125080 (pbk.)
      Notes
      • Previous ed.: published as Ungentle Shakespeare. London: Arden Shakespeare, 2001.
      • Includes bibliographical references and index.
      Summary
      • '[A] deeply considered and stimulating book, informed throughout by the author's intimate knowledge of the literature and society of Shakespeare's age...' Stanley Wells, TLS 'It is unquestionably the best Shakespearean biography of the new century' Jonathan Bate, Sunday Telegraph This major biography of Shakespeare was first published in 2001 to great critical acclaim. It remains highly regarded and much cited by critics and scholars. Its author, Katherine Duncan Jones was an advisor to William Boyd for his film about Shakespeare's life (A Waste of Shame). The book shows Shakespeare as a man among men and a writer among writers. He lives in a congested city, where he encounters disease, debt and cut-throat competition. His brilliance often makes him the object of envy and malice rather than adulation. He is a shrewd purchaser of property and shows no inclination to divert any of his wealth to charitable or altruistic ends. He appears to be more interested in relationships with well-born young men than with women. Duncan Jones takes us through the complexities of life in late Elizabethan and early Jacobean England in a compelling well-told story. For this paperback reissue, the author has written a new Preface, detailing some of the recent debates about Shakespeare's biography and identity.
      • Review: '[A] deeply considered and stimulating book, informed throughout by the author's intimate knowledge of the literature and society of Shakespeare's age... These scenes from Shakespeare's life...offer refreshing alternative points of view that no future biographers will be able to ignore Stanley Wells, TLS 'It is unquestionably the best Shakespearean biography of the new century' Jonathan Bate, Sunday Telegraph '...a model of lucid scholarship which tries neither to beatify nor vilify its subject, but to present [Shakespeare] as a living figure in the heat and the dust of the passing world' The Times 'Katherine Duncan-Jones's constantly illuminating and hugely enjoyable biography restores the author and his plays to bubbly life...Duncan-Jones triumphantly constructs an upsetting trajectory from playful youth to rancorous skinflint, through which art matures even as character hardens' The Observer 'Engrossing...Her account of Shakespeare's hypothetical entry into the theatrical profession is a tour de force of biographical reconstruction...Katherine Duncan-Jones shines light into dark corners and brings skeletons out of the closet. Her courageous biography is partisan, idiosyncratic, and unforgettable. Anyone seriously interested in Shakespeare should read it.' Shakespeare Quarterly 'A brilliant book...Fresh and original.' Literary Review
      Related item
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine. Ungentle Shakespeare.
      Genre
      • Bibliography
      • Biography
      • Illustrated
      • text
      Direct Link
      http://copac.jisc.ac.uk/id/44769653?style=html&title=Shakespearean%20ungentle%20life
      Format
      • Printed

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      4.1

      Title

      Shakespeare : an ungentle life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine.
      Edition
      [Rev. ed.].
      Published
      • London : Methuen Drama 2010
      Physical description
      xix, 376 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
      ISBN
      • 9781408125083 (pbk.)
      • 1408125080 (pbk.)
      Notes
      • Previous ed.: published as Ungentle Shakespeare. London: Arden Shakespeare, 2001.
      • Includes bibliographical references and index.
      Related item
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine. Ungentle Shakespeare.
      Genre
      • Bibliography
      • Biography
      • Illustrated
      • text
      Format
      • Printed

      Held At:

      1. British Library Printed

      4.2

      Title

      Shakespeare : an ungentle life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine.
      Edition
      Rev. ed.
      Published
      • London : Methuen Drama 2010
      Physical description
      xix, 376 p. ; 20 cm.
      ISBN
      • 9781408125083 (pbk.)
      • 1408125080 (pbk.)
      Notes
      • Previous ed.: published as Ungentle Shakespeare. London: Arden Shakespeare, 2001.
      Related item
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine. Ungentle Shakespeare.
      Genre
      • Biography
      Format
      • Printed

      4.3

      Title

      Shakespeare : an ungentle life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine.
      Edition
      [Rev. ed.].
      Published
      • London : Methuen Drama 2010
      Physical description
      xix, 376 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
      ISBN
      • 9781408125083 (pbk.)
      • 1408125080 (pbk.)
      Notes
      • Previous ed.: published as Ungentle Shakespeare. London: Arden Shakespeare, 2001.
      • Includes bibliographical references and index.
      Related item
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine. Ungentle Shakespeare.
      Genre
      • Bibliography
      • Biography
      • Illustrated
      Format
      • Printed

      4.4

      Title

      Shakespeare : an ungentle life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine.
      Edition
      Rev. ed.
      Published
      • London : Methuen Drama 2010
      Physical description
      xix, 376 p. ; 20 cm.
      ISBN
      • 9781408125083 (pbk.)
      • 1408125080 (pbk.)
      Notes
      • Previous ed.: published as Ungentle Shakespeare. London: Arden Shakespeare, 2001.
      Related item
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine. Ungentle Shakespeare.
      Genre
      • Biography
      Format
      • Printed

      Held At:

      1. Oxford University Printed

      4.5

      Title

      Shakespeare : an ungentle life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine.
      Edition
      [Rev. ed.].
      Published
      • London : Methuen Drama 2010
      Physical description
      xix, 376 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
      ISBN
      • 9781408125083 (pbk.)
      • 1408125080 (pbk.)
      Notes
      • Previous ed.: published as Ungentle Shakespeare. London: Arden Shakespeare, 2001.
      • Includes bibliographical references and index.
      Genre
      • Bibliography
      • Biography
      • Illustrated
      Format
      • Printed

      Held At:

      1. Sussex University Printed

      4.6

      Title

      Shakespeare : an ungentle life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine [author]
      Edition
      [Revised edition].
      Published
      • London : Methuen Drama 2010
      Physical description
      xix, 376 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
      ISBN
      • 9781408125083
      • 1408125080
      Notes
      • Includes bibliographical references and index.
      Related item
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine. Ungentle Shakespeare.
      Genre
      • Bibliography
      • Biography
      • Illustrated
      • still image
      • text
      Format
      • Printed

      Held At:

      1. Sussex University Printed

      4.7

      Title

      Shakespeare : an ungentle life / Katherine Duncan-Jones.

      Author
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine.
      Edition
      [Rev. ed.].
      Published
      • London : Methuen Drama 2010
      Physical description
      xix, 376 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
      ISBN
      • 9781408125083 (pbk.)
      • 1408125080 (pbk.)
      Notes
      • Previous ed.: published as Ungentle Shakespeare. London: Arden Shakespeare, 2001.
      • Includes bibliographical references and index.
      Related item
      • Duncan-Jones, Katherine. Ungentle Shakespeare.
      Genre
      • Bibliography
      • Biography
      • Illustrated
      Format
      • Printed

      Held At:

      1. Trinity College Dublin Printed

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