Shakespeare of London Author:Marchette Chute Marchette Chute's magnificent and unique account of Shakespeare's life and times, based solely on contemporary documents, emphasizes Shakespeare's life as a working member of the London theatre--as an actor, a director, a producer, a playwright and theatre owner. But of almost an equal importance is the city of London itself--that brilliant, li... more »vely, creative city in which Shakespeare's art was rooted and through which it flourished. As John Mason Brown has said, "...I will tell you the truth. I have never read a book which gave so vivid a picture of the times, the theatre companies, the outstanding personalities, or the background of Shakespeare's own life."
"If I were to recommend one book on Shakespeare, his life, his England, to the average student or layman, this would be the one."