The Portrait of Mr. W. H.

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Februar 2003



In 1609, the first edition of Shakespeare's "Sonnets" was published, featuring the mysterious dedication: "To Mr W.H." Ever since, the identity of Mr W.H. has been the subject of a series of fascinating theories--but none quite so ingenious as that of Oscar Wilde's "The Portrait of Mr W.H. "Cambridge scholar Cyril Graham spent his days performing in Shakespeare's plays, and, being somewhat effeminate in nature, he was cast in the female roles. And then he made a rather startling discovery--the "Mr W.H." to whom Shakespeare dedicated his Sonnets could be none other than Will Hughes, the boy-actor of Shakespeare's plays! But when no one shares his conviction, he resolves to find another way to convince them.


Foreword by Peter Ackroyd; The Portrait of Mr W.H.; Notes; Biographical note


Irish-born Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), notorious for his flamboyant and unorthodox lifestyle, is best remembered for the theatrical masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest. Peter Ackroyd began his literary career as a poet before moving into fiction. His recent masterpieces include London: The Biography, and biographies of Wilde, Dickens and T.S. Eliot amongst others.
EAN: 9781843910312
ISBN: 1843910314
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2003
Seitenanzahl: 104 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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