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Author Smith, Keverne

Title Shakespeare and son : a journey in writing and grieving / Keverne Smith
Published Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2011


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 198 pages)
Contents Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chronology; 1. Thou Boy of Tears; 2. Conceal Me What I Am; 3. I'll Seek Him Deeper Than E'er Plummet Sounded; 4. Possible Traces of Grief; I Would That I Were Low Laid in My Grave; 5. The Partial Release of Comedy; Almost the Copy of My Child That's Dead; 6. Grief, Anger, and the Difficulty of Mourning; Then Get Thee Gone and Dig My Grave Thyself; 7. Grief on Grief; That Within Which Passeth Show; 8. Grief and Chaos; And at That Time Bequeath You My Diseases; 9. Grief and a Young Man; He Was but One Hour Mine; 10. Grief, Rage, Guilt and Despair
Summary When William Shakespeare's son, Hamnet, died in August 1596, Lord Hunsdon's Men, the company Shakespeare belonged to as actor and playwright, was touring in Kent. What guilt might a father have felt who had been absent in London for most of his son's abbreviated life? How might it have been compounded if one assumes the playwright was also away when the 11-year-old died?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-191) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Knowledge -- Psychology
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Family.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Grief in literature.
Loss (Psychology) in literature.
Dramatists, English -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- Family relationships
DRAMA -- Shakespeare.
Dramatists, English -- Early modern -- Family relationships
Grief in literature
Loss (Psychology) in literature
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780313392313