A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599

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9780060088736: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599

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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8vo tan boards with brown spine. Endpaper maps.

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"Quite brilliant..It gives a whole large picture of his life, times, and achievement. Wonderful." -- Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate (England)

"a brilliantly readable and revealing narrative." -- Nicholas Hytner, The Guardian

"Superb-the product of marathon scholarship, inspired insight, narrative flair, astute surmise and searching intelligence." -- Peter Kemp, Sunday Times (London)

"an unforgettable illumination of a crucial moment in the life of our greatest writer."--Robert McCrum, The Observer

"Superb--the product of marathon scholarship, inspired insight, narrative flair, astute surmise and searching intelligence."--Peter Kemp, Sunday Times (London)

"Quite brilliant....It gives a whole large picture of his life, times, and achievement. Wonderful."--Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate (England)

"An intriguing addition to Shakespeare studies...open-minded readers will be stimulated and enriched by Shapiro's contextual approach."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"[This] is one of the few genuinely original biographies of Shakespeare."--Jonathan Bate, Sunday Telegraph

"Only an extraordinary scholar could illuminate Shakespeare's singular genius by demonstrating how much his work owes to Elizabethan cultureandsociety."--Alexandra Alter, Chicago Tribune

"James Shapiro throws an unusually searching light across Shakespeare's creative genius and makes him come truly alive."--The Economist

"Shapiro's scrupulous scholarship has given us a Shakespeare both for his time and our own."--David Scott Kastan, General Editor, The Arden Shakespeare

"[P]assionately written study, the product of deep scholarship and acute critical thought... fascinating."--Stanley Wells, Editor of The Oxford Shakespeare

"For Irish readers...by far the best account yet written of the relationship between this island and Shakespeare's work."--Fintan O'Toole, Irish Times

"This book is a masterpiece, simply a masterpiece."--Booklist (starred review)

"Mr. Shapiro has given us by his encyclopedic scholarship and lucid narrative a hitherto unknown Shakespeare."--Jacques Barzun, author of From Dawn to Decadence

"If Will in the World is essentially an extremely good historical novel, [YLOWS] is history itself"--Jeremy Treglown, Financial Times

"As a yarn, this is up there with The Da Vinci Code but in 1599 it's all true!"--Sir Ian McKellen

"deliciously vivid....Shapiro weaves a tantalising narrative."--David Lister, The Independent

"a stunning exhibition of scholarly intelligence by an academic deeply committed to arriving at the truth."--Christopher Rush, Sunday Herald, Halifax

"Very distinguished...captivating...Shapiro succeeds where others have fallen short."--William E. Cain, Boston Globe

"Shapiro gives us a Shakespeare who chronicles his age, in a biographical form that speaks clearly to our own."--Francis Wilson, Saturday Telegraph

"a brilliantly readable and revealing narrative."--Nicholas Hytner, The Guardian

"Excellent book....superbly illuminating....Shapiro deserves whoops of applause."--Sam Leith, The Spectator

Very distinguished...captivating...Shapiro succeeds where others have fallen short. --William E. Cain, Boston Globe"

Only an extraordinary scholar could illuminate Shakespeare s singular genius by demonstrating how much his work owes to Elizabethan cultureandsociety. --Alexandra Alter, Chicago Tribune"

James Shapiro throws an unusually searching light across Shakespeare s creative genius and makes him come truly alive. --The Economist"

Superbthe product of marathon scholarship, inspired insight, narrative flair, astute surmise and searching intelligence. --Peter Kemp, Sunday Times (London)"

an unforgettable illumination of a crucial moment in the life of our greatest writer. --Robert McCrum, The Observer"

[This] is one of the few genuinely original biographies of Shakespeare. --Jonathan Bate, Sunday Telegraph"

a brilliantly readable and revealing narrative. --Nicholas Hytner, The Guardian"

For Irish readers...by far the best account yet written of the relationship between this island and Shakespeare s work. --Fintan O'Toole, Irish Times"

If Will in the World is essentially an extremely good historical novel, [YLOWS] is history itself --Jeremy Treglown, Financial Times"

Excellent book....superbly illuminating....Shapiro deserves whoops of applause. --Sam Leith, The Spectator"

Shapiro gives us a Shakespeare who chronicles his age, in a biographical form that speaks clearly to our own. --Francis Wilson, Saturday Telegraph"

Quite brilliant .It gives a whole large picture of his life, times, and achievement. Wonderful. --Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate (England)"

As a yarn, this is up there with The Da Vinci Code but in 1599 it s all true! --Sir Ian McKellen"

Mr. Shapiro has given us by his encyclopedic scholarship and lucid narrative a hitherto unknown Shakespeare. --Jacques Barzun, author of From Dawn to Decadence"

[P]assionately written study, the product of deep scholarship and acute critical thought... fascinating. --Stanley Wells, Editor of The Oxford Shakespeare"

a stunning exhibition of scholarly intelligence by an academic deeply committed to arriving at the truth. --Christopher Rush, Sunday Herald, Halifax"

deliciously vivid....Shapiro weaves a tantalising narrative. --David Lister, The Independent"

Shapiro s scrupulous scholarship has given us a Shakespeare both for his time and our own. --David Scott Kastan, General Editor, The Arden Shakespeare"

An intriguing addition to Shakespeare studies...open-minded readers will be stimulated and enriched by Shapiro s contextual approach. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"

This book is a masterpiece, simply a masterpiece. --Booklist (starred review)"

Superb the product of marathon scholarship, inspired insight, narrative flair, astute surmise and searching intelligence. --Peter Kemp, Sunday Times (London)"

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