William Shakespeare by Anthony Holden audiobook

William Shakespeare: His Life and Work

By Anthony Holden
Read by Paul Matthews

Recorded Books, Inc.
14.54 Hours 1
Format : CD (In Stock)
  • Regular Price: $49.99

    Special Price $25.00

    ISBN: 9781664625389

    Free shipping on orders over $35

    In Stock ● Ships in 1-2 days

Anthony Holden, an experienced biographer, has written a refreshing and entertaining biography of one of the most celebrated writers in history. Holden's portrayal is a racy, incident-packed account of Shakespeare as husband, father, actor, poet and Stratford lad who found subsequent immortality via the stage of Elizabethan London. There are also some controversial, but intriguing claims. Not only was Shakespeare a covert Catholic, who spent his so-called "lost years" as a budding actor in Catholic households in Lancashire under the name of "Shakeshafte," but he also suffered from sexually transmitted diseases, a nervous breakdown, fathered an illegitimate son via his middle-aged landlady, and sailed close to the political wind with what Holden sees as his residual Catholic and "republican instincts." Shakespeare's life was as colourful, varied and dramatic as his works, and is illuminated by Holden's lively narrative and refreshing approach to the Bard as an Elizabethan man behaving badly.

Learn More

Summary

Summary

Anthony Holden, an experienced biographer, has written a refreshing and entertaining biography of one of the most celebrated writers in history. Holden's portrayal is a racy, incident-packed account of Shakespeare as husband, father, actor, poet and Stratford lad who found subsequent immortality via the stage of Elizabethan London. There are also some controversial, but intriguing claims. Not only was Shakespeare a covert Catholic, who spent his so-called "lost years" as a budding actor in Catholic households in Lancashire under the name of "Shakeshafte," but he also suffered from sexually transmitted diseases, a nervous breakdown, fathered an illegitimate son via his middle-aged landlady, and sailed close to the political wind with what Holden sees as his residual Catholic and "republican instincts." Shakespeare's life was as colourful, varied and dramatic as his works, and is illuminated by Holden's lively narrative and refreshing approach to the Bard as an Elizabethan man behaving badly.

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Anthony Holden

Author Bio: Anthony Holden

Titles by Author

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 14.54
Audience: Adult
Language: English