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1599, a year in the life of William Shakespeare

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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 u Henry the Fifth, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, and, most remarkably, Hamlet.James Shapiro illuminates both Shakespeare's staggering achievement and what Elizabethans experienced in the course of 1599: sending off an army to crush an Irish rebellion, weathering an Armada threat from Spain, gambling on a fledgling East India Company, and waiting to see who will succeed their aging and childless Queen.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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Author(s):
James Shapiro
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0571214800
ISBN-13:
9780571214808
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Faber
Title:
1599, a year in the life of William Shakespeare

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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 u Henry the Fifth, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, and, most remarkably, Hamlet.James Shapiro illuminates both Shakespeare's staggering achievement and what Elizabethans experienced in the course of 1599: sending off an army to crush an Irish rebellion, weathering an Armada threat from Spain, gambling on a fledgling East India Company, and waiting to see who will succeed their aging and childless Queen.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.

Author(s):
James Shapiro
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0571214800
ISBN-13:
9780571214808
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Faber
Title:
1599, a year in the life of William Shakespeare

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