Shakespeare: The World As A Stage

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Paperback. Pub Date: in 1905 06 Pages: 272 in Publisher: HarperPerennial From bestselling author Bill yson comes this compelling short biography of William Shakespeare. our greatest dramatist of poet.Examining centuries of myths. half-truths and downright lies. Bill yson makes sense of the man behind the masterpieces. As he leads us through the crowded streets of Elizabethan England. he ings to life the places and characters that inspired Shakespeare's work. Along the way he delights in the inventiveness of Shakespeare's language. which has given us so many of the indispensable words and phrases we use today. and celeates the Bard's legacy to our literature. culture and history.Drawing together information from a vast array of sources. this is a masterful account of the life and works of William Shakespeare. one of the most famous and most enigmatic people ever to have lived...

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Bill Bryson's Shakespeare pairs one of history's most celebrated writers with one of the most popular writers in the English language today. In this elegant, updated, illustrated edition, the superstitions, academic discoveries and myths surrounding the life of one of the world's greatest poets are evoked through a series of full-color paintings, drawings, portraits, documents and photographs. Bryson also discusses the recent discoveries of the Cobbe portrait and the remains of Shakespeare's first theatre in Shoreditch.

The centuries of mysteries, half-truths and downright lies about Shakespeare are deftly explored, as Bryson draws a picture that includes many aspects of the poet's life, making sense of the man behind the masterpieces. In a journey down the streets of Shakespeare's time, Bryson brings to life the hubbub of Elizabethan England and delights in details of his folios and quartos, poetry and plays. He celebrates the glory of Shakespeare's language and his ceaseless inventiveness, which gave us hundreds of now indispensable phrases, images and words.

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Bill Bryson is the New York Times bestselling author of A Walk in the Woods, The Lost Continent, The Mother Tongue, Neither Here Nor There, Made in America, Notes from a Small Island, Notes from a Big Country, Down Under, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, Shakespeare: The World as Stage, At Home, and A Short History of Nearly Everything, which was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, won the Aventis Prize for Science Books, and was awarded the Descartes Science Communication Prize. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, Bryson now lives in Norfolk, England, with his wife and four children.

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