1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare (Paperback)James Shapiro (author)
Exploring how Shakespeare worked as an actor, businessman and playwright, Shapiro’s thrilling and detailed narrative sheds light on an extraordinary year in the life of the Bard.
Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Winner of Winners Award
Winner of the Samuel Johnson Book Prize
How did Shakespeare go from being a talented poet and playwright to become one of the greatest writers who ever lived?
In this one exhilarating year we follow what he reads and writes, what he saw and who he worked with as he invests in the new Globe theatre and creates four of his most famous plays - Henry V, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, and, most remarkably, Hamlet.
This book brings the news, intrigue and flavour of the times together with wonderful detail about how Shakespeare worked as an actor, businessman and playwright, to create an exceptionally immediate and gripping account of an inspiring moment in history
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 369 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 28 mm
'One of the few genuinely original biographies of Shakespeare.' Jonathan Bate, Sunday Telegraph
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