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Shakespeare: The World as a Stage Hardcover – Illustrated, Special Edition

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: HarperPress; Illustrated Gift edition edition (29 Oct. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007325231
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007325238
  • Product Dimensions: 18.4 x 2.6 x 24.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,468 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 609,741 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'A brilliantly funny and gently insightful travel guide to 16th century England. Bryson is great at picking out of the morass of Elizabethan fact the small details that illuminate and amuse…he also uncovers from the world that surrounded the theatre some fascinating examples of Elizabethan eccentricity…As an abbreviated tour around the world of Shakespeare, this could hardly be bettered.' Sunday Times

'Bill Bryson has always been able to spot a market; and there ought to be a market for his latest book…an accessible, sensible Life of Shakespeare…surely a fine gift for someone encountering Shakespeare for the first time…Bryson is shrewd…and as funny as you'd expect…he sets down all the important bits of evidence, and assesses them in a measured scholarly way. He's good value too.' Daily Telegraph

'Measured, sensible and, at times, as wryly humorous as you'd expect.' The Times

'Fast paced jaunt through Bardolatry…wittily evokes Elizabethan England.' Sunday Times

'A work worthy of one of the greatest writers in the English language.' Daily Express

'Bryson uses an inimitably light touch and squeezes a vast subject down to manageable proportions…he is a warm and funny guide through the whole complicated morass of Shakespearean scholarship.' Financial Times

About the Author

Bill Bryson's many books include, most recently ‘The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid’ as well as ‘A Short History of Nearly Everything‘, ‘I'm a Stranger Here Myself’, ‘A walk in the Woods’, ‘Neither Here Nor There’, ‘Made in America’, and ‘Notes from a Small Island’. He edited ‘The Best American Travel Writing 2000’. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, USA, he now lives in Norfolk with his wife and four children.



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