Hidden Shakespeare: A Biography

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On 26 April 1564, William Shakespeare was baptised in Stratford-upon-Avon. He would go on to be the greatest writer who ever lived. In Hidden Shakespeare, Nicholas Fogg explores Shakespeare's life, from his family background and education in Stratford, through his career in London, to 1616, when he finally shuffled off this mortal coil. Fogg examines the circumstances and stories surrounding Shakespeare, providing reasoned answers to the many questions. Did he leave school at the age of thirteen? Did he have an arranged marriage? Why did he leave Stratford to emerge as a star of the London stage? What impact did his life and the period in which he lived have on his work? William Shakespeare's talent was the result of a fortuitous combination of environment, epoch and genius. This fascinating new book draws these threads together to provide a more complete impression of the man and his works.Includes 25 Illustrations

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A colourful portrait of the man, the town that bred him and the dangerous age in which he lived' (STRATFORD-UPON-AVON HERALD)

Refreshing.' (SHAKESPEARE BIRHPLACE TRUST)

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Nicholas Fogg was born in Stratford-upon-Avon and educated at Warwick School and the Universities of Nottingham, Oxford and London. He has had a varied career in social work, journalism and as a teacher at Marlborough College. He is an expert on Shakespeare’s life, his works and the history of Stratford-upon-Avon and has lectured widely on the subject. He has written the Shakespeare website for Historica, an international schools Internet project, penned a series of historical books and has long been a contributor to the UK broadsheets. He is a Fellow of Queen’s University, Ontario. He lives in Marlborough.

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