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

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

Label
A year in the life of William Shakespeare, 1599
Title
A year in the life of William Shakespeare, 1599
Statement of responsibility
James Shapiro
Title variation
1599
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2005.
  • Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction, 2006.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
162699
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shapiro, James
Dewey number
822.3/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2907
LC item number
.S47 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Globe Theatre (London, England : 1599-1644)
  • Dramatists, English
  • Theater
  • Southwark (London, England)
Target audience
adult
Label
A year in the life of William Shakespeare, 1599, James Shapiro
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Faber and Faber, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [335]-376) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
58468350
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xix, 394 pages, pages of plates
Isbn
9780600887362
Lccn
2005043342
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Label
A year in the life of William Shakespeare, 1599, James Shapiro
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Faber and Faber, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [335]-376) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
58468350
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xix, 394 pages, pages of plates
Isbn
9780600887362
Lccn
2005043342
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)

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