Shakespeare Biographies

Bill Bryson Shakespeare (PB)
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Bill Bryson's biography of Shakespeare unravels the superstitions, academic discoveries and myths surrounding the life of our greatest poet and playwright.

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1599: A Year in the Life of Shakespeare (PB)
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How did Shakespeare go from being a talented poet and playwright to become one of the greatest writers who ever lived?

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1599: A Year in the Life of Shakespeare (PB)
1599: A Year in the Life of Shakespeare (PB)
£12.99

How did Shakespeare go from being a talented poet and playwright to become one of the greatest writers who ever lived?

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1606: Shakespeare and the Year of Lear (HB, 2015)
1606: Shakespeare and the Year of Lear (HB, 2015)
£20.00

1606: William Shakespeare and the Year of Lear traces Shakespeare's life and times from the autumn of 1605.

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30-Second Shakespeare (HB, 2015)
30-Second Shakespeare (HB, 2015)
£14.99

The 30-Second series takes a revolutionary approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should really understand.

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A Child's Portrait of Shakespeare (PB)
A Child's Portrait of Shakespeare (PB)
£5.95

A voyage of discovery that brings the Bard to life for boys and girls ages seven and up. Suitable for staging as a class play.

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Bill Bryson Shakespeare (PB)
Bill Bryson Shakespeare (PB)
£8.99

Bill Bryson's biography of Shakespeare unravels the superstitions, academic discoveries and myths surrounding the life of our greatest poet and playwright.

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Eyewitness Shakespeare (PB)
Eyewitness Shakespeare (PB)
£6.99

Great for projects or just for fun, make sure your child learns everything they need to know about Shakespeare.

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Shakespeare: The Biography (PB)
Shakespeare: The Biography (PB)
£12.99

Written with intuition and imagination unique to Peter Ackroyd, this is a book by a writer about a writer, and a fascinating and detailed depiction of the world Shakespeare inhabited.

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Soul of the Age (PB)
Soul of the Age (PB)
£10.99

Weaving a dazzling tapestry of Elizabethan beliefs and obsessions, private passions and political intrigues, Soul of the Age leads us on an exhilarating tour of the extraordinary, colourful and often violent world that shaped and informed Shakespeare's thinking. Written by one of the world's leading experts, Jonathan Bate, it combines almost everything there is to know about the man and his work in one sensational narrative, and brings us closer than ever to understanding what being Shakespeare was actually like.

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Sweet William (HB)
Sweet William (HB)
£10.00

Michael Pennington has spent over 20,000 hours performing, directing and writing about Shakespeare. In this book, he examines the plays in the order of their writing and illuminates them with his own considerable understanding of the theatre then and now.

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The Treasures of William Shakespeare (HB)
The Treasures of William Shakespeare (HB)
£30.00

Published in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and beautifully illustrated with contemporary images from Shakespeare's time as well as photographs of RSC performances, this book explores the poet's life and the enduring legacy of his work. It delves into the likely sources that inspired him to write such masterpieces as The Merchant of Venice, Othello and Macbeth and assesses the influences of subsequent generations of performers who have shown the "infinite variety" with which Shakespeare's work can be adapted to all forms of media.

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Will In The World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare (PB)
Will In The World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare (PB)
£16.99

Will in the World is about an amazing success story that has resisted explanation: it aims to be the first fully satisfying account of Shakespeare's character and the blossoming of his talent.

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William Shakespeare (HB)
William Shakespeare (HB)
£4.99

The life of Britain’s most famous playwright told for children ready to tackle longer and more complex books.

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