1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare

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Faber & Faber, 2005 - Dramatists, English - 429 pages
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Here is an intimate history of Shakespeare, following him through a single year that changed not only his fortunes but the course of literature as we know it.

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A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599

User Review  - Nicholas Graham - Book Verdict

This "biography of a year" looks at England at a time when Shakespeare was writing and performing some of his most memorable works. Shapiro fills biographical gaps by delving into evocative details of social, political, and artistic life in London in 1599. (LJ 9/15/05) Read full review

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User Review  - Susan - Goodreads

I love Shakespeare and am not an anti-Avonian. I started reading this book as a birthday present to me and I am glad that I did. I am absolutely agog over the brilliance of James Shapiro. Granted ... Read full review

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