Shakespeare: The World as Stage

HarperCollins, 26 2016 - 224

Bill Brysons bestselling biography of William Shakespeare takes the reader on an enthralling tour through Elizabethan England and the eccentricities of Shakespearean scholarshipupdated with a new introduction by the author to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeares death

William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography has long been a thicket of wild supposition arranged around scant facts. With a steady hand and his trademark wit, Bill Bryson sorts through this colorful muddle to reveal the man himself. His Shakespeare is like no one else'sthe beneficiary of Bryson's genial nature, his engaging skepticism, and a gift for storytelling unrivaled in our time.

 

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SHAKESPEARE: The World as Stage

  - Kirkus

A telling glance at one of history's most famously unknowable figures.As sometimes happens with expatriates, journalist Bryson (The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir, 2006, etc.) often ...

Fantastic book

  - ZeusBaby - Borders

This book is such an interesting and fast read. Bryson truly 'sets the stage', describing the life and times of a Londoner in Elizabethan and Jacobian times. Since so little is known of the details of ...

Introduction
The Lost Years 15851592
The Plays
The Reign of King James 16031616
Claimants
Copyright

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 (2016)

Bill Bryson's bestselling books include One Summer, A Short History of Nearly Everything, At Home, A Walk in the Woods, Neither Here nor There, Made in America, and The Mother Tongue. He lives in England with his wife.