Shakespeare: The World as Stage by Bill BrysonShakespeare: The World as Stage by Bill Bryson

Shakespeare: The World as Stage

byBill Bryson

Paperback | April 26, 2016

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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.

Title:Shakespeare: The World as StageFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.5 inPublished:April 26, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062564625

ISBN - 13:9780062564627

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting Interesting take on Shakespeare, well written and fun.
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice biography by nice writer Not a lot of new content, but a lot of fun to read.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fun! If you're a fan of the bard. This compiles all the known biographical info and conspiracy theories (authorship, the portrait debate, etc.) into a fun read.
Date published: 2016-11-30