Imagining Shakespeare's Wife by Katherine West Scheil
What has been the appeal of Anne Hathaway over the past four hundred years? Why does she continue to be reinterpreted and reshaped? Imagining Shakespeare's Wife examines representations of Anne, from the earliest depictions and details in the eighteenth century, to contemporary portrayals in theatre, biographies and novels. This richly original study reveals how the material circumstances of history affect the later reconstruction of lives, and is the very first cultural history of Anne Hathaway.
Published by Cambridge University Press