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Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
202-544-7077
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http://www.folger.edu/woSummary.cfm?wotypeid=9&season=c&woid=490

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“Ambitious, brilliant… Greer exposes as wishful thinking a whole set of assumptions.” —London Review of Books

Description

In Shakespeare’s Wife, Australian-born writer and academic Germaine Greer presents the first full-length biography of William Shakespeare’s wife, Anne Hathaway — the woman to whom, in the playwright’s will, he famously left only his “second-best bed.” With precious few facts about Hathaway, Greer posits how history and its many scholars have deduced the worst about this mysterious woman.

Greer received her PhD from the University of Cambridge with a thesis on Shakespeare’s early comedies and has taught at universities in Australia, Britain, and the United States. In 1989, she set up her own publishing imprint, Stump Cross Books, and went on to publish scholarly editions of Katherine Philips, Anne Wharton, and Anne Finch, Countess of Winchelsea.

About the Ticket Supplier: Folger Theatre

Home to the world's largest Shakespeare collection, Folger Shakespeare Library is a world-class center for scholarship, learning, culture, and the arts.

The Folger's Elizabethan Theatre, modeled after the innyard theatres popular in Shakespeare's day, hosts more than 40,000 audience members each year. It presents a full calendar of performances and programs, from the Helen Hayes Award-winning Folger Theatre productions and Folger Poetry readings to early music concerts by the Folger Consort and family activitie.

The Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, is home to the world's largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials and to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art.