Shakespeare’s Wife ~ The True Story About The Woman Shakespeare Was Married To
Little is known about Ann Hathaway, the wife of England’s greatest playwright.
While Shakespeare is above all the poet of marriage—repeatedly in his plays, constant wives redeem unjust and deluded husbands—scholars persist in posting the worst about the writer’s own spouse. In Shakespeare’s Wife, Germaine Greer boldly breaks new ground, combining literary—historical techniques with documentary evidence about life in Stratford, to reset the story of Shakespeare’s marriage in its social context. With deep insight and intelligence, she offers daring and thoughtful new theories about the farmer’s daughter who married England’s greatest poet, painting a vivid portrait of a remarkable woman.
A passionate and perceptive work of first-rate scholarship that reclaims this maligned figure from generations of scholarly neglect and misogyny, Shakespeare’s Wife poses bold questions and opens new fields of investigation and research.