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A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare

1599

By James S. Shapiro, 1955-

1599 was an epochal year for Shakespeare and England

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.

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2005

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Format: Book
Author: Shapiro, James S., 1955-
Title: A year in the life of William Shakespeare : 1599 / James Shapiro.
Publisher Date: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 2005.
Subject: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Homes and haunts -- England -- London. Globe Theatre (London, England : 1599-1644) Dramatists, English -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- Biography Theater -- England -- London -- History -- 16th century Southwark (London, England) -- Social life and customs.
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Format: Book
Author: Shapiro, James S., 1955-
Title: A year in the life of William Shakespeare : 1599 / James Shapiro.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 2005.
Description: xix, 394 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Subjects: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Homes and haunts -- England -- London.
Subjects: Globe Theatre (London, England : 1599-1644)
Subjects: Dramatists, English -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- Biography
Subjects: Theater -- England -- London -- History -- 16th century
Subjects: Southwark (London, England) -- Social life and customs.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [335]-376) and index.
LCCN: 2005043342
ISBN: 0060088737 (acid-free paper)
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Call Number: B Shakespeare