Shakespeare: the dramatist

Biografia di Shakespeare in lingua inglese (1 pagine formato doc)

Appunto di giovyx94
Only half Shakespearian's plays were printed during his lifetime, usually after being performed.
This works must be dated combining three kind of evidence.
External evidence: consists in a clear mention or reference to a particular play and seldom gives the date of the first performance of any play.

Internal evidence: is when the play includes itself a reference to an identifiable event.
Stylistic evidence: is the most difficult method of dating. Infact the changes in shakespeare's style are so clear which a play can be placed in a precise period of its evolution.