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  • ISBN: 067697483X
  • Author: Stephanie Nolen
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  • Publisher: Knopf Canada; 1st edition (2002)
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Shakespeare’s Face tells the riveting story of how the painting came to reside in the home of a retired engineer . Excerpt from Chapter 1 of Shakespeare’s Face by Stephanie Nolen By the late afternoon I was beginning to go a little cross-eyed

The painting is reputed to be by John Sanders of Worcester, England. As a retirement project, the engineer, whose grandmother kept the family treasure under her bed, embarked on authenticating the portrait: the forensic analyses that followed have proven it without doubt to the period. Excerpt from Chapter 1 of Shakespeare’s Face by Stephanie Nolen By the late afternoon I was beginning to go a little cross-eyed. I had examined countless documents and read the test results from the painting’s painstaking forensic analysis.

Shakespeare's Face book. Shakespeare’s Face is the biography of a portrait - a literary mystery story - and the furious debate that has On May 11, 2001, Globe and Mail reporter Stephanie Nolen announced a stunning discovery to the world: an attractive portrait held by an Ontario family for twelve generations, which may well be the only known portrait of Shakespeare painted during his lifetime. Shakespeare’s Face is the biography of a portrait - a literary mystery story - and the furious debate that has ensued since its discovery.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. On May 11, 2001, Globe and Mail reporter Stephanie Nolen announced a stunning discovery to the world: an attractive portrait held by an Ontario family for twelve generations, which may well be the only known port. On May 11, 2001, Globe and Mail reporter Stephanie Nolen announced a stunning discovery to the world: an attractive portrait held by an Ontario family for twelve generations, which may well be the only known portrait of Shakespeare painted during his lifetime. Shakespeares Face is the biography of a portrait a literary mystery story and the furious debate that has ensued since its discovery. A slip of paper affixed to the back proclaims Shakespere. This likeness taken 1603, Age at that time 39 ys. But is it really Shakespeare who peers at us from the small.

Shakespeare's Face - Stephanie Nolen

Shakespeare's Face - Stephanie Nolen. Other books by stephanie nolen. Promised the Moon: The Untold Story of the First Women in the Space Race. Is this the face of genius? CHOOSING YOUR SHAKESPEARE, Alexander Leggatt. Read another way, Shakespeare’s Face is a fascinating work of literary and art historical scholarship in which a distinguished group of experts from Canada, Great Britain and the United States bring all their wit and learning to bear on a very old picture. They look at the Sanders portrait as an artifact, as a work of art, as a cultural icon and as a fascinating window into Shakespeare’s world.

Shakespeare's Face: Unraveling the Legend and History of Shakespeare's Mysterious Portrait (first e. Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf.

Nolen is a four-time recipient of the Amnesty International Award for Human Rights Reporting. Her book on Africa's AIDS pandemic, 28: Stories of AIDS in Africa, was nominated for the 2007 Governor General's Literary Award and has been published in 15 countries. She is the co-founder of the Museum of AIDS in Africa. She currently lives in Mexico City. Shakespeare's Face: Unraveling the Legend and History of Shakespeare's Mysterious Portrait (first e. ISBN 978-0-307-36651-1.

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Nolen puts a very human face on HIV/AIDS in Africa, verbally and visually The faces in the photos appear no different than faces of everyday Americans, but that appearance.

Nolen puts a very human face on HIV/AIDS in Africa, verbally and visually. A photograph accompanies each of the book's 28 personal histories (one subject stands for one million infected people in sub-Saharan Africa). The faces in the photos appear no different than faces of everyday Americans, but that appearance belies the horrific reality of lives shredded by devastating disease.

Stanley Wells, a Shakespeare scholar who heads the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon, said it deserves serious consideration because of its pedigree. The news that there might be an authentic portrait of Shakespeare, painted in life, provokes arched eyebrows from scholars and curators. People are always looking at pictures of men with beards and saying they're Shakespeare," Ms. MacLeod said. We have to take a very skeptical stance because there is a whole industry in portraits of Shakespeare being discovered.

A fascinating literary detective story charting the surprising, true history of a recently discovered painting of Shakespeare held by the same family for 400 years -- adding new drama to the Bard's life. When author Stephanie Nolen reported the discovery of the only portrait of William Shakespeare painted while he was alive, the announcement ignited furious controversy around the world.

Now, in this provocative biography of the portrait, she tells the riveting story of how a rare image of the young Bard at thirty-nine came to reside in the suburban home of a retired engineer, whose grandmother kept the family treasure under her bed, and how he embarked on authenticating it. The ultimate Antiques Roadshow dream, the portrait has been confirmed by six years of painstaking forensic studies to date from around 1600, and it has not been altered since.

Comments (7)

Mot
Shakespeare's Face is like a documentary film exploring how a painting can be tested and authenticated. In addition, it tells a wonderful story about a painting that was passed down through generations for over 400 years in one family and of the current owner's desire to prove that it was a painting of Shakespeare. That famous name had once been written on the back. He faced a terrific struggle: One that shows the workings of the art world and the experts. If you like Shakespeare and you know the usual image presented of him, this is like reading a great mystery with many twists and turns. However, whether you like Shakespeare's plays or not, this book is a fascinating read. Imagine that you have a painting and you want to know more about it. Reading this book will give you some insights into how you can find the answers. It takes us into the world of investigative journalism, art historical scholarship, and an historical detective's story in which the evidence is 400 years old.
CrazyDemon
As a Shakespeare fanatic of many years, I adored this mystery and Alexander Leggatt's affectionate, down to earth essay. This is a fascinating and enjoyable read. The genealogical study for the provenance of the picture is helpful for anyone like me researching their ancestors in England.
Celore
I have just finished reading this book, and the 7 reviews on this site, and I am puzzled by the number of claims that Ms. Nolen is determined to claim the painting is authentic. While she sympathizes with the owner's desire to prove that the painting is authentic, she never claims so herself -- she admits that she would like to believe it is, even tentatively leans that way, but she also admits that, while the scientific evidence puts it in the right time and place, there simply is not the kind of documented evidence that can prove that it is a picture of William Shakespeare. The experts who contribute their essays to the book are also well balanced in their views, constructing scenarios and opinions for and against the portrait, but only presenting them as actual facts when there is the evidence and documentation to back them up. For almost every opinion and piece of evidence for, there is one against, and vice-versa, and Ms. Nolen says as much. In fact the only thing that would make me declare the portrait an authentic one of Shakespeare is that Adam Gopnik says it can't be, and since as far as I'm concerned Gopnik is a pretentious lightweight... but let's save that for another review.
Tygokasa
This book is fast-paced and reads like a detective novel, and is very entertainting, yet at the same time is educational. I have learned many interesting facts about life in the Elizabethan times, the strange history of Shakespeare's portraiture and about Shakespeare himself - in particular, how little is known about him. However, enough is known to tear down the whole Oxfordian authorship hysteria. One of the contributors offers a fascinating essay that destroys the Oxfordian myth with clear, indisputable facts. The same is true of the portrait - after reading this book, no one with a sound mind will believe that it is of Shakespeare, despite the author's naive attempts at exploiting the layman's gullibility (how typical of mass-media journalism) - there is enough scientific and historical evidence presented in the book to make it obvious that this is seriously unlikely to be the case. Ironically, the more I read, the less I believed in the possibility. The book undermines the author's intent to generate excitement in the portrait, which I found interesting and even amusing. Definitely a keeper.
Billy Granson
I'm not an Elizabethan scholar, but I've been reading the Great Man's work since the age of 10 when I found my mother's copy of his Collected Plays. His other portraits do nothing for me. They don't convey the spirit, the fun, the tragedy and frivolity of life. I saw this picture and...it's him!!! Like the woman who saw the portrait in Canada..."This guy is fun!" I think Ms. Nolen makes quite a good case that this may be Shakespeare's portrait. Just because there is no provenance that certifies William Shakespeare sat for the portrait---this is the best we have to date.
Tetaian
This book makes an excellent argument for this being a true portrait of Shakespeare. I was convinced that this is Shakespeare. I do not understand why this image does not become the standard illustration in Shakespeare books and plays, and why Shakespeare scholars and enthusiast and actors have not embraced this image, which has more claim to authenticity than any other. The book is well researched and written with clear facts and thoughtful points.Shakespeare's Face
Sudert
impeccable

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