Shakespeare: The Illustrated and Updated Edition

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William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography has long been a thicket of wild supposition arranged around scant facts. With a steady hand and his trademark wit, Bill Bryson sorts through this colorful muddle to reveal the man himself. Bryson documents the efforts of earlier scholars, from today's most respected academics to eccentrics like Delia Bacon, an American who developed a firm but unsubstantiated conviction that her namesake, Francis Bacon, was the true author of Shakespeare's plays. Emulating the style of his famous travelogues, Bryson records episodes in his research, including a visit to a bunkerlike room in Washington, D.C., where the world's largest collection of First Folios is housed. Bryson celebrates Shakespeare as a writer of unimaginable talent and enormous inventiveness, a coiner of phrases ("vanish into thin air," "foregone conclusion," "one fell swoop") that even today have common currency. His Shakespeare is like no one else's--the beneficiary of Bryson's genial nature, his engaging skepticism, and a gift for storytelling unrivaled in our time.

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HardCover. Pub the Date: November 2009 Pages: 256 in Publisher by: Harper Bill yson's Shakespeare pairs one of history's most celeated writers with one of the most withpopular writers in the English language today. In the this elegant. Updated. Illustrated edition. The other superstitions. academic discoveries and myths surrounding the life of one of the world's greatest poets are evoked through a series of full-color paintings. drawings. portraits. documents and photographs. yson also discusses the recent discoveries of the Cobbe portrait and the remains of Shakespeare's first theatre in Shoreditch. The centuries of mysteries. half-truths and downright lies about Shakespeare are deftly explored. as yson draws a picture that includes many aspects of the poet's life. making sense of the man behind the masterpieces. In a journey down the streets of Shakespeare's time. yson ing...

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Shakespeare: The Illustrated Edition is an exquisitely illustrated, updated edition of Bill Bryson s bestselling biography of William Shakespeare that takes the reader on an enthralling tour through Elizabethan England and the eccentricities of Shakespearean scholarship. With more than 100 color and black-and-white illustrations throughout, and updated to include recent discoveries, Shakespeare: The Illustrated Edition evokes the superstitions, academic discoveries, and myths surrounding the life of one of the greatest poets, and makes sense of the man behind the masterpieces."

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