HarperCollins

9780061537158

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Review of ‘Shakespeare’s Wife’

Very little of what we know about Shakespeare's life can be documented; of his wife, Ann Hathaway, we know even less. Because of the little we do know about their relationship—primarily that Shakespeare left her his "second-best bed"—Shakespeare biographers have assumed Ann played virtually no important role in his life. Germaine Greer, a scholar best…

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