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John Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1836  Wednesday, 6 October 2004

From:           Dennis Taylor <
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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
 >biography, no.
 >
 >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.
 >
 >Bill Lloyd

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"

http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/relarts/shakespeare/shakespeare.html

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

Best
Dennis T

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