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In Search of Shakespeare Hardcover – 22 May 2003

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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Books; 1st edition (22 May 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 056353477X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0563534778
  • Package Dimensions: 24.8 x 18.8 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 654,108 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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There can be few more appropriate writers and TV presenters to go In Search of Shakespeare than Michael Wood. Having already gone In Search of England and pursued the history of the Conquistadors in his recent acclaimed series, Wood has now taken on The Bard in the book to accompany his latest TV series. This is well-trodden ground, but Wood tells the story with relish and an historian's eye for detail, dismissing Bardolatry in favour of a "tale of one man's life, lived through a time of revolution--a time when not only England, but the larger world beyond, would go through momentous changes."

From Shakespeare's early days in Warwickshire to the sophisticated world of theatrical life and political skulduggery in London, Wood makes few claims to new discoveries, but offers a refreshingly global understanding of what drove Shakespeare and his creativity, from his Catholic origins to the Black Londoners that he met every day. Wood too often has to "enter the realm of diverting speculation rather than that of verifiable historical fact". Did Shakespeare have an affair with Emilia Lanier? Did he die an alcoholic? Wood colourfully poses such questions, though too many remain unanswered; he cheerfully admits that he's no Shakespeare scholar, but a popular historian who has enthusiastically placed Shakespeare back into the extraordinarily fertile world that produced him. --Jerry Brotton

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Michael Wood evokes the physical and intellectual environment in which Shakespeare lived and worked with vivid and original immediacy. -- Professor Stanley Wells, Editor of The Oxford Shakespeare

Shakespeare's world is brought alive more vividly than in any other biography of him that I have read. -- Sunday Telegraph, Jun 8th 2003

Wood is a perceptive, entertaining and enthusiastic companion. -- Sunday Times, Jun 8th 2003

Wood paints a provocative portrait -- The Washington Post

Wood's is an honest, well-organised account that will serve the reader well. -- Independent on Sunday

[This book] is excellent. Faceless yet forceful, Shakespeare emerges from the book as the master general he must have been. -- Clive James, Times Literary Supplement

[Wood] has thrown new light on our poet's long-hidden life. -- Robert Giroux, Los Angeles Times

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