Some Account Of The Life And Writings Of Mr William Shakespeare

Peter Holland talks about the difficulties inherent in writing the new Shakespeare entry for the Dictionary of National Biography.

Although Shakespeare has been allocated more words than anyone else, there are relatively few facts that are known about his life.

Instead, a biographer is faced with the necessity of picking his way through four hundred years of myths and hagiography.

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Peter Holland talks about the difficulties inherent in writing the new Shakespeare entry for the Dictionary of National Biography.

Although Shakespeare has been allocated more words than anyone else, there are relatively few facts that are known about his life.

Instead, a biographer is faced with the necessity of picking his way through four hundred years of myths and hagiography.