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by James Shapiro
And what a year it was for Shakespeare - highlighted by the building of the Globe Theater, in which he had an ownership stake, and the writing of four plays: "Henry the Fifth", "Julius Caesar", "As You Like It", and "Hamlet".
He also won the 2011 George Freedley Memorial Award, given by the Theatre Library Association, for his study of the Shakespeare authorship question, Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare?, which has been described as the "definitive. His most recent book, "The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606," was awarded the James Tait Black Prize for Biographyas well as the Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography
A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599.
A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599. Oberammergau: The Troubling Story of the World's Most Famous Passion Play. Shakespeare and the Jews. Rival Playwrights: Marlowe, Jonson, Shakespeare. Shakespeare in a divided america. Now, in this fascinating book, he ingeniously explores how unending disagreements over the plays illuminate our national past as well as the present. Selecting powerful stories where history and literature meet, he spares his readers none of America's violent passions-or Shakespeare's.
Boston Globe) 1599 was an epochal year for Shakespeare and England.
In 1599, Elizabethans sent off an army to crush an Irish rebellion, weathered an armada threat from Spain, gambled on a fledgling East India Company, and waited to see who would succeed their aging and childless queen. They also flocked to London’s playhouses, including the newly built Globe. It was at the theater, noted Thomas Platter, a Swiss tourist who visited England and saw plays there in 1599, that the English pass their time, learning at the play what is happening abroad. England’s dramatists did not disappoint, especially Shakespeare, part owner of the.
This book brings the news and intrigue of the times together with a wonderful evocation of how Shakespeare worked as an actor, businessman, and playwright.
This book tries to illuminate Shakespeare's life by recreating the world around him. Unfortunately the reason we don't know much about Shakespeare as a person is because sources to confirm any claims or beliefs just do not exist.
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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 sent off an army to crush an Irish rebellion, weathered an Armada threat from Spain, gambled on a fledgling East India Company, and waited to see who would succeed their aging and childless queen.
James Shapiro illuminates both Shakespeare’s staggering achievement and what Elizabethans experienced in the course of 1599, bringing together the news and the intrigue of the times with a wonderful evocation of how Shakespeare worked as an actor, businessman, and playwright. The result is an exceptionally immediate and gripping account of an inspiring moment in history.