(015148) Schmidgall, Gary. Shakespeare and the Poet's
Life. Lexington: Univ. Press Of Kentucky, 1990. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo.
234 pages. Fine in Fine DJ. Wide-ranging study of Shakespeare's self-imaging,
social metier, and contemporary reputation takes as its point of departure the
unanswered question about his career: Why--after "Venus and Adonis, " "The Rape
of Lucrece, " and the Sonnets of the mid 1590s--did he cease in his efforts to
combine the professions of courting poet and dramatist and devote himself almost
exclusively to the world of the Globe and Blackfriars?. (Shakespeare,