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Subject: famous authors
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: killermunchkin-ga
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Posted: 05 Jan 2003 08:15 PST
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Question ID: 137803
which authors wrote books about shakespeare?

Request for Question Clarification by tehuti-ga on 05 Jan 2003 09:18 PST
Do you mean authors of fiction about Shakespeare, authors of
biographies of Shakespeare or authors of academic studies about the
works of Shakespeare?

Clarification of Question by killermunchkin-ga on 06 Jan 2003 14:04 PST
the teacher's question was Who wrote books about Shakespeare?  I think
biographies would probably be best, but fiction might also be
Subject: Re: famous authors
Answered By: luciaphile-ga on 06 Jan 2003 16:20 PST
Hi killermunchkin-ga,

Thanks for your question.

There have been a number of famous authors who wrote about Shakespeare
from a variety of different aspects. Based on your pricing for this
question, I’m afraid it’s not going to be an exhaustive list. I’ve
also tried to give you authors that fit in the alphabetical range you
listed on your other questions.

Anthony Burgess, the author of “A Clockwork Orange,” wrote
“Shakespeare” in 1970.


The English Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, wrote and lectured
about William Shakespeare.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Clemens, the real name of author, Mark Twain, wrote a piece
about the theory that Francis Bacon was the actual author of plays
attributed to Shakespeare entitled, “Is Shakespeare Dead?”

Mark Twain – Is Shakespeare Dead?

Scholar Harold Bloom, famous in literary criticism circles, wrote
about Shakespeare as well.

Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human

G.K. Chesterson, who wrote the famous “Father Brown” mysteries also
penned “Chesterton on Shakespeare.”

Thomas DeQuincey, a famous author who wrote "Confessions of an Opium
Eater," wrote a book called “Biographies of Shakspeare, Pope, Goethe,
and Schiller, and on the political parties of modern England.”

Another famous author, John Dryden, wrote about Shakespeare and based
one of his own works on “Antony and Cleopatra.”

John Dryden

Search strategy:
Google search: Shakespeare
I was also familiar with several pieces by the above authors.

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please ask for clarification and I’ll do my best to assist you.

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