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Shakespeare: Illustrated and Updated

Shakespeare: Illustrated and Updated - 09 edition

Shakespeare: Illustrated and Updated - 09 edition

ISBN13: 9780061965326

ISBN10: 0061965324

Shakespeare: Illustrated and Updated by Bill Bryson - ISBN 9780061965326
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Harpercollins College Division
Published: 2009
International: No
Shakespeare: Illustrated and Updated by Bill Bryson - ISBN 9780061965326

ISBN13: 9780061965326

ISBN10: 0061965324

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 09

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Summary

Bill Bryson's Shakespeare pairs one of history's most celebrated writers with one of the most popular writers in the English language today. In this elegant, updated, illustrated edition, the superstitions, academic discoveries and myths surrounding the life of one of the world's greatest poets are evoked through a series of full-color paintings, drawings, portraits, documents and photographs. Bryson also discusses the recent discoveries of the Cobbe portrait and the remains of Shakespeare's first theatre in Shoreditch.

The centuries of mysteries, half-truths and downright lies about Shakespeare are deftly explored, as Bryson draws a picture that includes many aspects of the poet's life, making sense of the man behind the masterpieces. In a journey down the streets of Shakespeare's time, Bryson brings to life the hubbub of Elizabethan England and delights in details of his folios and quartos, poetry and plays. He celebrates the glory of Shakespeare's language and his ceaseless inventiveness, which gave us hundreds of now indispensable phrases, images and words.