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30 great myths about Shakespeare / Laurie Maguire, Emma Smith.

Thirty great myths about Shakespeare.

  • Author

    Maguire, Laurie E.,

  • Date published

    2013

  • Publisher

    [Hoboken, NJ] : Wiley-Blackwell 2013

  • Subject

    Shakespeare, William 1564-1616 Criticism and interpretation.

    Literary criticism and cultural theory

Contents: Myth 1 Shakespeare was the most popular writer of his time -- Myth 2 Shakespeare was not well educated -- Myth 3 Shakespeare's plays should be performed in Elizabethan dress -- Myth 4 Shakespeare was not interested in having his plays printed -- Myth 5 Shakespeare never traveled -- Myth 6 Shakespeare's plays are politically incorrect -- Myth 7 Shakespeare was a Catholic -- Myth 8 Shakespeare's plays had no scenery -- Myth 9 Shakespeare's tragedies are more serious than his comedies -- Myth 10 Shakespeare hated his wife -- Myth 11 Shakespeare wrote in the rhythms of everyday speech -- Myth 12 Hamlet was named after Shakespeare's son -- Myth 13 The coarse bits of Shakespeare are for the groundlings; the philosophy is for the upper classes -- Myth 14 Shakespeare was a Stratford playwright -- Myth 15 Shakespeare was a plagiarist -- Myth 16 We don't know much about Shakespeare's life -- Myth 17 Shakespeare wrote alone -- Myth 18 Shakespeare's sonnets are autobiographical -- Myth 19 If Shakespeare were writing now, he'd be writing forHollywood -- Myth 20 The Tempest was Shakespeare's farewell to the stage -- Myth 21 Shakespeare had a huge vocabulary -- Myth 22 Shakespeare's plays are timeless -- Myth 23 Macbeth is jinxed in the theater -- Myth 24 Shakespeare did not revise his plays -- Myth 25 Boy actors played women's roles -- Myth 26 Shakespeare's plays don't work as movies -- Myth 27 Yorick's skull was real -- Myth 28 Queen Elizabeth loved Shakespeare's plays -- Myth 29 Shakespeare's characters are like real people -- Myth 30 Shakespeare didn't write Shakespeare.