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1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare By James Shapiro

1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare
by James Shapiro

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Presents the history of Shakespeare, following him through a single year that changed not only his fortunes, but the course of literature. In this one year, we follow what he reads and writes, what he saw, and who he worked with as he creates four of his most famous plays - "Henry V", "Julius Caesar", "As You Like It", and "Hamlet".
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1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare Summary


1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare by James Shapiro

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

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1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare Reviews


"'One of the few genuinely original biographies of Shakespeare.' Jonathan Bate, Sunday Telegraph"

About James Shapiro


James Shapiro, who teaches English at Columbia University in New York, is author of several books, including 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare (winner of the BBC4 Samuel Johnson Prize in 2006), as well as Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare? He also serves on the Board of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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GOR001132677
1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare by James Shapiro
James Shapiro
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Faber & Faber
2006-04-06
464
0571214819
9780571214815
Winner of Samuel Johnson Prize for Non Fiction 2006 (Australia)
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