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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.
'One of the few genuinely original biographies of Shakespeare.'
Jonathan Bate, Sunday Telegraph
Publication date: 06/04/2006
Publisher: Faber and Faber
|Publication date:||6th April 2006|
|Publisher:||Faber and Faber|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites, History,|
|Categories:||Biography: literary, Shakespeare studies & criticism,|
Professor James Shapiro, who teaches at Columbia University in New York, is the author of Rival Playwrights, Shakespeare and the Jews, and Oberammergau: The Troubling Story of the World's Most Famous Passion Play. 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare won the BBC FOUR Samuel Johnson Prize in 2006.More About James Shapiro