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Illustrated Biography of William Shakespeare ("Popular Life Stories")

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Hundreds of years have passed since William Shakespeare's time. He has left behind nearly a million words of text, but his life is still a mystery. This book is an engaging introduction to a subject that students will certainly encounter many times throughout their education—and their lives. Lucid language and dramatic illustrations re-create the Bard's world of kings and Hundreds of years have passed since William Shakespeare's time. He has left behind nearly a million words of text, but his life is still a mystery. This book is an engaging introduction to a subject that students will certainly encounter many times throughout their education—and their lives. Lucid language and dramatic illustrations re-create the Bard's world of kings and queens, fairies and potions, and bloody beheadings. It imparts an amazing amount of vivid, interesting material about place, period and background of Shakespeare. This sweeping account is a biography, a history, and a retelling of some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays—all in one approachable volume. Salient Features: • Shakespeare's Early Life • Life as Playwright and Actor • Theatre Companies • Style of Presentation • Last Years of Life • England of Shakespeare's Days • Drama in Shakespeare's Days • Shakespeare's Greatness as a Poet • Shakespeare's Influence • Works of Shakespeare in detail • Principal Facts of Shakespeare's Life


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Hundreds of years have passed since William Shakespeare's time. He has left behind nearly a million words of text, but his life is still a mystery. This book is an engaging introduction to a subject that students will certainly encounter many times throughout their education—and their lives. Lucid language and dramatic illustrations re-create the Bard's world of kings and Hundreds of years have passed since William Shakespeare's time. He has left behind nearly a million words of text, but his life is still a mystery. This book is an engaging introduction to a subject that students will certainly encounter many times throughout their education—and their lives. Lucid language and dramatic illustrations re-create the Bard's world of kings and queens, fairies and potions, and bloody beheadings. It imparts an amazing amount of vivid, interesting material about place, period and background of Shakespeare. This sweeping account is a biography, a history, and a retelling of some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays—all in one approachable volume. Salient Features: • Shakespeare's Early Life • Life as Playwright and Actor • Theatre Companies • Style of Presentation • Last Years of Life • England of Shakespeare's Days • Drama in Shakespeare's Days • Shakespeare's Greatness as a Poet • Shakespeare's Influence • Works of Shakespeare in detail • Principal Facts of Shakespeare's Life

30 review for Illustrated Biography of William Shakespeare ("Popular Life Stories")

  1. 5 out of 5

    Latika

    If you're into Shakespeare than this book is for you. The book is very very well written but is missing the verve and humor that I have come to expect. I did enjoy the book and learned a lot about Shakespeare whom I enjoy as much as the average Joe. The book does have some amusing anecdotes, but I enjoyed his Sunburned Country and Short History much much more. I appreciate the chapter on "Claimants" to Shakespeare's title as best literary figure the most interesting. It gets 4 stars because it's If you're into Shakespeare than this book is for you. The book is very very well written but is missing the verve and humor that I have come to expect. I did enjoy the book and learned a lot about Shakespeare whom I enjoy as much as the average Joe. The book does have some amusing anecdotes, but I enjoyed his Sunburned Country and Short History much much more. I appreciate the chapter on "Claimants" to Shakespeare's title as best literary figure the most interesting. It gets 4 stars because it's still overall a very well written non-fiction book, but not the 5 stars that I would normally give him.

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    Poppy

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    Ajanthan

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    Hania Mehak

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    Andrew Kigwaini

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    Karthik Dinesh

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  29. 4 out of 5

    Ajay Raina

  30. 4 out of 5

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