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The ‘Shakespeare Documents’, a documentary trail of the life of William Shakespeare

Registration year: 2017
Submission year: 
2016
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2016-103

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United Kingdom
United States

The ‘Shakespeare Documents’ are the key archival sources for understanding William Shakespeare’s life.  These unique handwritten documents, dating from within Shakespeare’s lifetime, name him and provide an evidential basis for understanding the narrative of his life and how this inspired and influenced his creative works.They provide glimpses into Shakespeare’s personal life, his birth, death, family affairs, property and business dealings, as well as his context within a period of history that saw major changes in cultural, religious and socio-political society.

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