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A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare:1599
A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare1599
Author: James Shapiro
ISBN-13: 9780739465301
ISBN-10: 0739465309
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 394
Rating:
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3.5 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Harper/QPB
Book Type: Paperback
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The author juxtaposes some of Shakespeare's works with the historical events and people of his era.
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This book is a non-fiction discussion that blends the historical events and extant records of the year 1599 with Shakespeare's writings of that year. This contrast allows the author to theorize about events' effects on his writing, and purposes and messages in it. It is a fresh look at both Shakespeare's world and how it shaped his writing. It reads well and believably, and is worth the time to read it.