'[A] deeply considered and stimulating book, informed throughout by the author's intimate knowledge of the literature and society of Shakespeare's age... These scenes from Shakespeare's life...offer refreshing alternative points of view that no future biographers will be able to ignore' --Stanley Wells, TLS
'It is unquestionably the best Shakespearean biography of the new century' --Jonathan Bate, Sunday Telegraph
'...a model of lucid scholarship which tries neither to beatify nor vilify its subject, but to present [Shakespeare] as a living figure in the heat and the dust of the passing world' --The Times
About the Author
Katherine Duncan Jones is editor of the Arden Third Series Shakespeare's Sonnets and co-editor of the Arden Third Series Shakespeare's Poems. She is the author of several books on Shakespeare and early modern writers and is a regular theatre reviewer for the TLS.