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The Resource A year in the life of William Shakespeare, 1599, James S. Shapiro

A year in the life of William Shakespeare, 1599, James S. Shapiro

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A year in the life of William Shakespeare, 1599
Title
A year in the life of William Shakespeare, 1599
Statement of responsibility
James S. Shapiro
Title variation
1599
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Language
eng
Summary
Unlike any other book on Shakespeare, this richly detailed biography takes a single year and from the events of those twelve months illuminates the whole of the dramatist's creative life. During 1599, William Shakespeare broke through to a new level, writing four of his greatest plays: Henry V, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, and Hamlet. In each play, he made a significant dramatic advance and staked out new territory. He also oversaw the building of the Globe Theater, settled into living in Southwark, and shared with his countrymen the extraordinary events of this remarkable year: an English invasion of Ireland, the terrifying threat of a Spanish invasion, and the creation of the famed East India Company
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An intimate history of Shakespeare, following him through a single year--1599--that changed not only his fortunes but the course of literature. How was Shakespeare transformed from being a talented poet and playwright to become one of the greatest writers who ever lived? In this one exhilarating year we follow what he reads and writes, what he sees, and whom he works with as he invests in the new Globe Theatre and creates four of his most famous plays--Henry the Fifth, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, and, most remarkably, Hamlet. Shapiro illuminates both Shakespeare's staggering achievement and what Elizabethans experienced in the course of 1599: sending off an army to crush an Irish rebellion, weathering an Armada threat from Spain, gambling on the fledgling East India Company, and waiting to see who would succeed their aging and childless queen.--From publisher description
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10137563
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Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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1955-
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Shapiro, James
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822.3/3
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Read by Lewis Grenville
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Grenville, Lewis
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Globe Theatre (London, England : 1599-1644)
  • Dramatists, English
  • Theater
  • Southwark (London, England)
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adult
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A year in the life of William Shakespeare, 1599, James S. Shapiro
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rdacarrier.
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spoken word
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spw
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (900 min.))
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  • electronic
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9780792744481
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MWT11631673
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A year in the life of William Shakespeare, 1599, James S. Shapiro
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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digital storage
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
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not applicable
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unknown
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spoken word
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spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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MWT11631673
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (900 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9780792744481
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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c
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT11631673
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
11631673
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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