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

Bevan, Amanda and Foster, David (2017) Shakespeare’s original will: a re-reading, and a reflection on interdisciplinary research within archives. Archives: Journal of the British Records Association, 51 (Spring). pp. 8-34. ISSN 0003-9535

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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.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: William Shakespeare’s will; Law; Archives; Family settlements; Conveyancing; Methodology; Interdisciplinary research; Biography; Literary history; Conservation; Multi-spectral imaging
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law
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Depositing User: Foster, David
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2017 10:57
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2017 19:59
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/47806

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