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Year in the Life of William Shakespeare 1599

Year in the Life of William Shakespeare 1599( )
Author: Shapiro, James S.
ISBN:978-0-06-008873-6
Publication Date:Oct 2005
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $27.95
Book Description:

What accounts for Shakespeare's transformation from talented poet and playwright to one of the greatest writers who ever lived? In this gripping account, James Shapiro sets out to answer this question, "succeed[ing] where others have fallen short." (Boston Globe)

1599 was an epochal year for Shakespeare and England. During that year, Shakespeare wrote four of his most famous plays: Henry the Fifth, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, and, most remarkably, Hamlet; Elizabethans...
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Book Details
Pages:416
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Shakespeare
Biography & Autobiography / Literary Figures
Performing Arts / Theater / History & Criticism
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 1.393 Inches
Book Weight:1.626 Pounds
Author Biography
Shapiro, James S. (Author)
James Shapiro was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 11, 1955. He earned a B.A. and Master's degrees at Columbia University, and his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago. His work in teaching includes Dartmouth College, Goucher College, Colombia University, and Fulbright lecturer at Bar-llan University and Tel-Aviv University. He served as the Samuel Wanamaker Fellow at the Globe Theatre in London. He has received awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Huntington Library, and the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture. He has written for numerous periodicals such as the Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Book Review. His more recent books include 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare, for which he won the 2006 Samuel Johnson Prize and the 2006 Theatre Book Prize. His book, Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare?, won the 2011 George Freedley Memorial Award. In 2016, his book entitled 1606: Shakespeare and the Year of Lear won the James Tait Black Prizes for biography.

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