Gaps in Our Ignorance

Dr. Kevin Gilvary writes about the limited biographical material for William Shakespeare. “It is not possible to write a cradle-to-grave biography of William Shakespeare of Stratford due to the limited distribution of the extant records and to their poor quality,” claims Dr. Gilvary. ‘Gaps in our ignorance’ is based on Dr. Gilvary’s doctoral thesis: Shakespearean Biografiction: How modern biographers rely on context, conjecture and inference to construct a life of the Bard. Brunel University London (2015).