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Books by A.D.Wraight and Leslie Hotson

Books by A.D.Wraight and Leslie Hotson
In Search of Christopher Marlowe by A.D.Wraight & V.F.Stern.

*In Search of Christopher Marlowe

  • Author: A.D.Wraight. Photos by V.F.Stern
  • Published: Macdonald (UK) & Vanguard (NY) 1965; Adam Hart 1993.
  • Details: Paperback. 390pp.
  • ISBN: 1897763034
  • Summary: A fantastic and detailed biography of Marlowe, with a wealth of photographs.
  • Buy Online: ; Amazon.co.uk.
Christopher Marlowe and Edward Alleyn by A.D.Wraight

*Christopher Marlowe and Edward Alleyn

  • Author: A.D.Wraight
  • Published: Adam Hart 1993
  • Details: Hard cover. 503pp.
  • ISBN: 189776300X
  • Summary: Puts forward the theory that actor Alleyn is the "upstart crow" of Robert Greene's much debated 1592 reference in A Groatsworth of Wit.
  • Reviews: Shaksper.net
  • Buy Online: ; Alibris; Amazon.co.uk.
The Story That The Sonnets Tell by A.D.Wraight

*The Story That The Sonnets Tell

  • Author: A.D.Wraight
  • Published: Adam Hart 1995
  • Details: Hard cover. 585pp.
  • ISBN: 1897763018
  • Summary: Puts forward the theory that Marlowe's death at Deptford was faked, and his subsequent exile is the real story that the Sonnets tell.
  • Reviews: Marlowe Society
  • Buy Online: ; Amazon.co.uk.
Shakespeare: New Evidence by A.D.Wraight

*Shakespeare: New Evidence

  • Author: A.D.Wraight
  • Published: Adam Hart 1997
  • Details: Hard cover. Paperback. 160pp.
  • ISBN: 1897763085
  • Summary: Examines evidence in the correspondence of Anthony Bacon that Marlowe survived Deptford, working in exile as a government agent.
  • Reviews: Marlowe Society
  • Buy Online: ; Amazon.co.uk.
The Death of Christopher Marlowe by J.L.Hotson

*The Death of Christopher Marlowe

  • Author: J.L.Hotson
  • Published: The Nonesuch Press / Harvard UP 1925; Kessinger Reproduction 2003
  • Details: Hard cover. 76pp. [Contents List]
  • ISBN: 0766129284 (Kessinger Reproduction)
  • Summary: Reveals Hotson's remarkable discovery of the Coroner's Inquisition report on Marlowe's death. First issue included a fold-out reproduction of the Inquisition Report.
  • Buy Online: ; Amazon: Original, Reprint.
Mr. W.H. by Mr. Leslie Hotson

Mr. W.H.

  • Author: Leslie Hotson
  • Published: Rupert Hart-Davis 1964.
  • Details: Hard cover. 328pp.
  • Summary: Hotson's theories on the real identities of Mr. W.H., the 'dark lady', and the rival poet, from Shakespeare's Sonnets.
  • Debate: John Baker disagrees with Hotson.
  • Buy Online: ; Amazon.co.uk.
Shakespeare's Sonnets Dated - And Other Essays by Leslie Hotson

Shakespeare's Sonnets Dated - And Other Essays

  • Author: Leslie Hotson
  • Published: Rupert Hart-Davis 1949.
  • Details: Hard cover. 244pp.
  • Contents: Shakespeare's Sonnets Dated; Love's Labour's Won; Ancient Pistol; Mine Host of the Mermaid; Roaring Boys at the Mermaid; Shakespeare Mourns a Godly Brewer; John Jackson & Thomas Savage; Two Shakespearean Firsts; "Not of an Age"; In Defence of Mercutio; The Adventure of the Single Rapier.
  • Summary: Hotson puts forward a date of 1589 based on clues in sonnets 107, 123 & 124. Plus ten other essays.
  • Buy Online: ; Amazon.co.uk.
The First Night of Twelfth Night by Leslie Hotson

The First Night of Twelfth Night

  • Author: Leslie Hotson
  • Published: Rupert Hart-Davis 1954.
  • Details: Hard cover. 256pp. [Sample Chapter]
  • Contents: On the Track; Orsino; Shakespeare's Arena Stage; Comedia in the Great Chamber; Malvolio; Most Ppleasing to Her Majesty; Illyria for Whitehall; The Day of Kings; Enchanted Palaces; The Harvest of the Queen's Day; Epilogue; Original Documents.
  • Summary: Hotson's literary detective work on the background, context and occasion of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.
  • Buy Online: ; Amazon.co.uk.
  • * Recommended as indispensible reading.
 
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