Shakespeare: The World as Stage

Shakespeare: The World as Stage

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Series: Shakespeare-Inspired Books for Readers of All Ages
Length: 210 pages
ASIN: 0062564625

From the Sunday Times: "As an abbreviated tour around the world of Shakespeare, this could hardly be bettered."

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About the Book

Publisher’s description:

Bill Bryson’s bestselling biography of William Shakespeare takes the reader on an enthralling tour through Elizabethan England and the eccentricities of Shakespearean scholarship—updated with a new introduction by the author to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death

William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography has long been a thicket of wild supposition arranged around scant facts. With a steady hand and his trademark wit, Bill Bryson sorts through this colorful muddle to reveal the man himself. His Shakespeare is like no one else’s—the beneficiary of Bryson’s genial nature, his engaging skepticism, and a gift for storytelling unrivaled in our time.