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A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare 1599 (P.S.) by James Shapiro

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Published by Harper Perennial .
Written in English


  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616,
  • Literary,
  • Great Britain - History - Tudor And Stuart (1485-1714),
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Shakespeare,
  • Historical - General,
  • Biography & Autobiography / Historical,
  • Europe - Great Britain - General

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages394
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9229487M
ISBN 100060088745
ISBN 109780060088743

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Book Summary: William Shakespeare and the Year of Lear traces Shakespeare's life and times from the autumn of , when he took an old and anonymous Elizabethan play, The Chronicle History of King Leir, and transformed it into his most searing tragedy, King Lear. proved to be an especially grim year for England, which witnessed the bloody aftermath . In this book, we get much more than just a year in Shakespeare's life. We get a better understanding of how his style changed as he matured; we see how he abandons traditional Elizabethan theatre which relied strongly on the clown (or what we think of as comedian), who often improvised and even joked with the audience at the end of scenes/5().   For those who enjoy juicy, well-researched historical detail on the Bard's life and times (such as Frank Kermode's -The Age of Shakespeare-), Shapiro goes to the next level in this book. He depicts Shakespeare's life as he lived it during one momentous year, , a decision that is not arbitrary.5/5(5). A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: by James Shapiro Two rather obvious conclusions leap off the pages of just about every book ever written about William Shakespeare: That his plays reflect the turbulent times in which he .

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