The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1836 Wednesday, 6 October 2004
From: Dennis Taylor <
Date: Tuesday, 5 Oct 2004 14:53:43 -0400
Subject: 15.1812 John Shakespeare
Comment: Re: SHK 15.1812 John Shakespeare
>I think the reason there has been no "full-scale biography" of John
>Shakespeare or John Heminges is that there is simply not enough material
>from which to construct one. A chapter or an article, yes; a full-scale
>For John Heminges [and a number of other early modern theatre people of
>significance] see the newly published Oxford Dictionary of National
>Biography, now [or soon to be] available at your library [or to very
>rich people], or by subscription on-line.
Actually there may be more biographical (as opposed to theatrical)
details available about John than about his son (about whom hundreds of
biographies have been written). If you do a "John Shakespeare" search in
the "Shakespeare and Religion Chronology"
you will pull up many details, each of which needs to be imbedded in the
complex contexts of the time.
I understand that Professor Bearman is soon to publish a biographical
article on John in the Shakespeare Quarterly
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