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Shakespeare: The World as Stage Hardcover – Oct 23 2007

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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Eminent Lives (Oct. 23 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060740221
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060740221
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.1 x 21 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 363 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 840 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,353,896 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From Publishers Weekly

Considering the hundreds of thousands of words that have been written about Shakespeare, relatively little is known about the man himself. In the absence of much documentation about his life, we have the plays and poetry he wrote. In this addition to the Eminent Lives series, bestselling author Bryson (The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid) does what he does best: marshaling the usual little facts that others might overlook—for example, that in Shakespeare's day perhaps 40% of women were pregnant when they got married—to paint a portrait of the world in which the Bard lived and prospered. Bryson's curiosity serves him well, as he delves into subjects as diverse as the reliability of the extant images of Shakespeare, a brief history of the theater in England and the continuing debates about whether William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon really wrote Shakespeare's works. Bryson is a pleasant and funny guide to a subject at once overexposed and elusive—as Bryson puts it, he is a kind of literary equivalent of an electron—forever there and not there. (Nov.)
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About the Author

Bill Bryson's bestselling books include One Summer, A Short History of Nearly Everything, At Home, A Walk in the Woods, Neither Here nor There, Made in America, and The Mother Tongue. He lives in England with his wife.


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