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Author Edmondson, Paul, author.

Title Finding Shakespeare's New Place : An archaeological biography / Paul Edmondson, Kevin Colls and William Mitchell
Published Baltimore, Maryland : Project Muse, 2018
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (274 pages) : illustrations, tables
Contents Ancient beginnings : the site of New Place from the prehistoric to the early medieval period -- The origins of New Place : Hugh Clopton's 'grete house' of c.1483 -- Shakespeare and Stratford-upon-Avon, 1564-96 -- Shakespeare and New Place, 1597-1616, and later occupants to 1677 -- A reconstruction of Shakespeare's New Place -- After Shakespeare New Place, 1677-1759 -- The archaeologies of New Place
Summary This ground-breaking book provides an abundance of fresh insights into Shakespeare's life in relation to his lost family home, New Place. The findings of a major archaeological excavation encourage us to think again about what New Place meant to Shakespeare and, in so doing, challenge some of the long-held assumptions of Shakespearian biography. New Place was the largest house in the borough and the only one with a courtyard. Shakespeare was only ever an intermittent lodger in London. His impressive home gave Shakespeare significant social status and was crucial to his relationship with Stratford-upon-Avon. Archaeology helps to inform biography in this innovative and refreshing study which presents an overview of the site from prehistoric times through to a richly nuanced reconstruction of New Place when Shakespeare and his family lived there, and beyond. This attractively illustrated book is for anyone with a passion for archaeology or Shakespeare
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Homes and haunts -- England -- Stratford-upon-Avon
Stratford-upon-Avon (England) -- Antiquities
Form Electronic book
Author Colls, Kevin, author.
Mitchell, William (Archaeologist), author.
ISBN 1526106507