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Shakespeare: The World as a Stage

Bill Bryson / Bill Bryson
This short biography of William Shakespeare by world famous writer Bill Bryson brims with the author’s inimitable wit and intelligence.Includes an exclusive Q&A session with the author.Shakespeare’s life despite the scrutiny of generations of biographers and scholars is still a thicket of myths and traditions some preposterous some conflicting arranged around the few scant facts known about the Bard - from his birth in Stratford to the bequest of his second best bed to his wife when he died.Following his international bestsellers ‘A Short History of Nearly Everything’ and ‘The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid’ Bill Bryson has written a short biography of William Shakespeare for the Eminent Lives series - which seeks to pair great subjects with writers known for their strong sensibilities and sharp lively points of view.Bryson the Sunday Times bestselling author masterfully unravels the drama and criticism that shroud the Bard's life offering readers a literary feast. His top-notch autobiography of Shakespeare is a testament to his status as a bestseller.For fans of Michael Palin (The Python Years) Ben Aitken (A Chip Shop in Poznan) Richard Dawkins (The Four Horsemen) David Crystal (Shakespeare's Words) and Stephen Fry (Mythos).

  • Published by HarperCollins UK
  • Fiction/Non-FictionNon Fiction
  • Genre Biography
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 3rd September 2007
  • Duration 05 Hrs. 27 Mins.
  • ISBN 9780007268917