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Shakespeare : the world as a stage

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: London : HarperPress, 2007.
Series: Eminent lives.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography has long been a thicket of supposition arranged around scant facts. With his trademark wit, Bill Bryson sorts through this colorful muddle to reveal the man himself." "Bryson celebrates Shakespeare as a writer of unimaginable talent and enormous inventiveness, a coiner of phrases  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Bryson
ISBN: 9780007197897 0007197896 9780007197903 000719790X
OCLC Number: 137221359
Description: 200 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Eminent lives.
Responsibility: Bill Bryson.
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In this much anticipated addition to the Eminent Lives series, Bill Bryson's biography of William Shakespeare unravels the superstitions, academic discoveries and myths surrounding the life of our  Read more...

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