Sederi Yearbook 23

Sederi 23
Sederi 23 — 2013
Berta Cano Echevarría & Ana Sáez-Hidalgo
Francisco J. Borge López
ISSN 1135-7789


Peter Holland, “’A Kind of Character in thy Life’: Shakespeare and the Character of History.” SEDERI 23 (2013): 7-31.


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This article explores the early modern concept of “character” – and Shakespeare’s use of the word – as a way to rethink the nature of Shakespearean biography. Through the material of evidence of Shakespeare’s character, his writing, I turn to the figuring of “history” in Shakespeare’s plays, the writing of letters (leaving traces of characters as writing), before finally imaging a different kind of Shakespeare biography.

Keywords: Biography; character; history; Richard Quiney; Henry IV Part 2.




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