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1599 : a year in the life of William Shakespeare

By: Shapiro, James

0571214819 / 9780571214815
Paperback
822.3'3
06/04/2006
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England
20 cm xxiv, 429 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.)
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Reprint. Originally published: 2005.

This work presents an intimate history of Shakespeare, following him through a single year that changed not only his fortunes, but the course of literature.

How did Shakespeare go from being a talented poet and playwright to become one of the greatest writers who ever lived?

In this one exhilarating year, we follow what he reads and writes, what he saw, and who he worked with as he invests in the new Globe theatre and creates four of his most famous plays - "Henry V", "Julius Caesar", "As You Like It", and, most remarkably, "Hamlet".

This book brings the news, intrigue and flavour of the times together with wonderful detail about how Shakespeare worked as an actor, businessman, and playwright, to create an exceptionally immediate and gripping account of an inspiring moment in history.

BIC:

BGL Biography: literary, DSGS Shakespeare studies & criticism

Prizes:

W 2005 Theatre Book Prize

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