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Shakespeare’s original will: a re-reading, and a reflection on interdisciplinary research within archives

Bevan, Amanda; Foster, David

Authors

Amanda Bevan amanda.Bevan@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk

David Foster david.foster1@nottingham.ac.uk



Abstract

Much academic ink has been spilled on the importance of William Shakespeare’s last will and testament, particularly as a source illuminating his life and character. Drawing upon recent archival research and technical analysis, this article details the processes by which interdisciplinary approaches to the will have resulted in a fundamental reinterpretation of what the contents of the will can tell us about Shakespeare’s final years.

Citation

Bevan, A., & Foster, D. (2017). Shakespeare’s original will: a re-reading, and a reflection on interdisciplinary research within archives. Archives -London- British Records Association-, 51(Spring),

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 11, 2016
Publication Date Feb 22, 2017
Deposit Date Nov 3, 2017
Publicly Available Date Feb 23, 2019
Journal Archives: Journal of the British Records Association
Electronic ISSN 0003-9535
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 51
Issue Spring
Keywords William Shakespeare’s will; Law; Archives; Family settlements; Conveyancing; Methodology; Interdisciplinary research; Biography; Literary history; Conservation; Multi-spectral imaging
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/47806
Related Public URLs https://www.britishrecordsassociation.org.uk/archives-abstract/archives-spring-2016-double-issue-toc-and-abstracts/
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0

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Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0





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