Little is known of the wife of England's greatest playwright.
In play after play Shakespeare presents the finding of a worthy wife as a triumphant denouement, yet scholars persist in believing that his own wife was resented and even hated by him.
Here Germaine Greer strives to re-embed the story of their marriage in its social context and presents new hypotheses about the life of the farmer's daughter who married our greatest poet.
This is a daring, insightful book that asks new questions, opens new fields of investigation and research, and rights the wrongs done to Ann Shakespeare.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 01/09/2008
- Category: Biography: literary
- ISBN: 9780747593003