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Author Stirling, Simon Andrew, author.

Title Shakespeare's Bastard [electronic resource] : The Life of Sir William Davenant / Simon Andrew Stirling.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2016]


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Summary Sir William Davenant (1606-1668)-Poet Laureate and English Civil War hero-is one of the most influential and neglected figures in the history of British theater. He introduced "opera," actresses, scenes, and the proscenium arch to the English stage. Narrowly escaping execution for his Royalist activities during the English Civil War, he revived theatrical performances in London, right under Oliver Cromwell's nose. Davenant was known to boast over a glass of wine that he wrote "with the very spirit" of Shakespeare and was happy to be thought of as Shakespeare's son. By recounting the story of his eventful life backwards, through his many trials and triumphs, this biography culminates with a fresh examination of the issue of Davenant's paternity. Was his mother the voluptuous and maddening "Dark Lady," and was he Shakespeare's "lovely boy?"
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Subject D'Avenant, William, 1606-1668.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
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Other Form: Print version: Stirling, Simon Andrew. Shakespeare's bastard. Stroud, Gloucestershire : The History Press, 2016. 9780750961073 (OCoLC)920730699
ISBN 9780750968560 (e-pub)
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