"A Kind of Character in thy Life:" Shakespeare and the Character of History (Martin Ridge Lecture)

05.10.2010 - By Shakespeare and His World

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History is usually seen as a grand narrative across nations and across time; for Shakespeare it was individualized, the story of characters inscribed onto lives. Peter Holland, professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, examines how our stories about Shakespeare's own life offer a new perspective on Shakespeare's histories.

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