Shakespeare: The World as a Stage (Paperback)
by Bill Bryson
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From bestselling author Bill Bryson comes this compelling short biography of William Shakespeare, our greatest dramatist and poet. Examining centuries of myths, half-truths and downright lies, Bill Bryson makes sense of the man behind the masterpieces. As he leads us through the crowded streets of Elizabethan England, he brings to life the places and characters that inspired Shakespeare's work. Along the way he delights in the inventiveness of Shakespeare's language, which has given us so many of the indispensable words and phrases we use today, and celebrates the Bard's legacy to our literature, culture and history. Drawing together information from a vast array of sources, this is a masterful account of the life and works of William Shakespeare, one of the most famous and most enigmatic people ever to have lived - not to mention a classic piece of Bill Bryson.
About the author
Bill Bryson's internationally bestselling books include 'A Short History of Nearly Everything' (shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize), 'A Walk in the Woods', 'Neither Here Nor There', 'Made in America', 'Notes from a Small Island', 'The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid' and, most recently, 'At Home'. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he now lives in Norfolk with his wife and four children.
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