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Shakespeare: The Biography

Shakespeare: The Biography (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Annotated edition)

By Ackroyd, Peter

Drawing on an exceptional combination of skills as literary biographer, novelist, and chronicler of London history, Peter Ackroyd surely re-creates the world that shaped Shakespeare--and brings the playwright himself into unusually vivid focus. With characteristic narrative panac...he, Ackroyd immerses us in sixteenth-century Stratford and the rural landscape-the industry, the animals, even the flowers-that would appear in Shakespeare's plays. He takes us through Shakespeare's London neighborhood and the fertile, competitive theater world where he worked as actor and writer. He shows us Shakespeare as a businessman, and as a constant reviser of his writing. In joining these intimate details with profound intuitions about the playwright and his work, Ackroyd has produced an altogether engaging masterpiece.
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ISBN 9781400075980
Released NZ 14 Nov 2006
Publisher Random House
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Annotated edition
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ISBN-13 9781400075980
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Random House
Imprint Random House Inc
Released 14 Nov 2006
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Annotated edition
Edition Annotated edition
Author(s) By Ackroyd, Peter
Category Biography & Autobiography: Literary
Number of Pages 572
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 194mm
Spine: 31mm
Dewey Code B
Weight 562g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Shakespeare, William, Dramatists, English - Early modern, 1500-1700, Shakespeare, William
NBS Text Biography: Literary
ONIX Text Young adult