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A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: 1599

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

An intriguing addition to Shakespeare studies, stressing his immersion in the issues of his time. Shapiro (English/Columbia Univ.) identifies 1599, when Shakespeare and his fellow shareholders built the Globe Theatre, as the pivotal year during which the 35-year-old playwright's style changed and his ambitions grew as he wrote four new plays. He had already established a strong reputation with ... Read full review

Review: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Robert Finn

Two rather obvious conclusions leap off the pages of just about every book ever written about William Shakespeare: That his plays reflect the turbulent times in which he lived, and that very little is known for certain about his life. James Shapiro, a much respected Shakespeare scholar and professor at Columbia University, has applied his enormous fund of Shakespearean knowledge and his zeal for ... Read full review

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