Shakespeare: The World as Stage

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Shakespeare: The World as Stage
Author: Bryson, Bill
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Time Period: Renaissance
Time Frame: 1558-1603
Geographic Area: Europe
Country: Great Britain
Topics: Shakespeare
Genre: Non Fiction, Biography
Reading Age: Young Adult, Adult
Format: Chapter Book
Published: 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.

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