A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 432 pages
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1599 was an epochal year for Shakespeare and England

Shakespeare wrote four of his most famous plays: Henry the Fifth, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, and, most remarkably, Hamlet; Elizabethans sent off an army to crush an Irish rebellion, weathered an Armada threat from Spain, gambled on a fledgling East India Company, and waited to see who would succeed their aging and childless queen.

James Shapiro illuminates both Shakespeare’s staggering achievement and what Elizabethans experienced in the course of 1599, bringing together the news and the intrigue of the times with a wonderful evocation of how Shakespeare worked as an actor, businessman, and playwright. The result is an exceptionally immediate and gripping account of an inspiring moment in history.

 

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This book is not your typical biography. Shapiro (English & comparative literature, Columbia Univ.; Shakespeare and the Jews ) offers a critical examination of four plays Shakespeare wrote in the ... Read full review

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The hot core at center earth spread over everything that follows story by the acts.

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Contents

PREFACE
Prologue
WINTER
1
2
3
4
5
11
12
AUTUMN
13
14
15
Epilogue
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY

SPRING
6
7
8
SUMMER
9
10
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
SEARCHABLE TERMS
About the Author
Also by James Shapiro
Credits
Copyright

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James Shapiro, aprofessor at Columbia University in New York, is the author of Rival Playwrights, Shakespeare and the Jews, and Oberammergau.

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