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Will and Me: How Shakespeare Took Over My Life, a Memoir (Signed By Author)

Dromgoole, Dominic

Published by Pegasus, 2007
ISBN 10: 1933648465 / ISBN 13: 9781933648460
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Title: Will and Me: How Shakespeare Took Over My ...

Publisher: Pegasus

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Collectible-Good+

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Pegasus Edition

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Good condition. Light to moderate shelf wear, creasing on covers. Binding intact. (T18). Bookseller Inventory # 100128046

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"Dominic Dromgoole is a fitting witness to the passage of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre from curiosity to respected showcase."-The New York Times

"A passionate, often very funny account."-The Economist

"A superbly written, infectiously high-spirited narrative. It is a bumptious, opinionated memoir crammed with fascinating anecdotes, finely tuned phrases, and genuine shafts of insight. A book hard to put down."-Terry Eagleton

William Shakespeare has always been part of Dominic Dromgoole's life. Here he recounts the story of his life through Shakespeare, and in turn shows us what Shakespeare can tell us about the world. In this freewheeling and passionate exploration of Shakespeare the artist, the man, the playwright, and the genius, Dromgoole explores why it is that he can enter our lives with such force and teach us so much about living.

Using his own encounters as a guide, Dromgoole shows how Shakespeare's words on war, love, death, drunkenness, family, friendship, and everything else reveal us to ourselves. This is the true nature of Shakespeare, a godhead of comic, sexual, sublime humanism, whose plays and characters have become a universal gateway to an understanding of the world.

A passionate Shakespearean practically since birth, Dominic Dromgoole is the new artistic director for the Globe Theatre, the playhouse Shakespeare made famous. He is a columnist for the Guardian and a regular contributor to The Sunday Times. His first book, The Full Room, was one of the most controversial and successful theater books in England of the last few years.

About the Author: A passionate Shakespearean practically since birth, Dominic Dromgoole is the new Artistic Director for the Globe Theatre, the playhouse Shakespeare made famous. He is a columnist for the Guardian and a regular contributor to the Sunday Times. His first book, The Full Room, was one of the most controversial and successful theatre books in England of the last few years.

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