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1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare

James Shapiro

1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare, by James Shapiro, is an intimate history of Shakespeare, following him through a single year that changed not only his fortunes but the course of literature.a

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Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571214815
Date Published
06.04.2006
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Summary

Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize

How did Shakespeare go from being a talented poet and playwright to become one of the greatest writers who ever lived? In this one exhilarating year we follow what he reads and writes, what he saw and who he worked with as he invests in the new Globe theatre and creates four of his most famous plays – Henry V, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, and, most remarkably, Hamlet.

This book brings the news, intrigue and flavour of the times together with wonderful detail about how Shakespeare worked as an actor, businessman and playwright, to create an exceptionally immediate and gripping account of an inspiring moment in history

JamesShapiro

James Shapiro, who teaches English at Columbia University in New York, is author of several books, including 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare (winner of the BBC4 Samuel Johnson Prize in 2006), as well as Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare? He also serves on the Board of the Royal Shakespeare Company

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