William Shakespeare: his life and work
Who was William Shakespeare? How did the rude groom from Stratford, the son of a glover who rose to be Mayor, grow up to be the greatest poet the world has known? In the first popular biography of Shakespeare for quarter of a century, Anthony Holden sifts fact from legend to create a fresh, vivid portrait of the writer recently voted Man of the Millennium, brought alive for a new generation by the Oscar-winning film Shakespeare in Love. Wearing his considerable learning lightly, Holden brilliantly interleaves the poet's own words with the known facts to breathe new life into a story never before told in such absorbing detail.
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Review: William Shakespeare: His Life and WorkUser Review - Chris - Goodreads
For the bare facts of Shakespeare's life I suppose this is good. However, the book left me wondering why Holden hates Shakespeare's wife Anne Hathaway. Considering that we know very little about the ... Read full review
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