Search Results: "William Shakespeare"


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BRAVO, MR. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE! by Marcia Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"All the adoring fans of Williams's Tales from Shakespeare will rejoice, and new ones will join in the applause. (Picture book. 8-12)"
Will's twins, Hamnet and Judith, might themselves have been entranced by this clever telling of seven of their dad's plays. Read full book review >

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The Apocryphal William Shakespeare by Sabrina Feldman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A complex theory depending on many assumptions presents the not-entirely-implausible contention that William Shakespeare did not write his famous plays."
Another painstakingly detailed argument that questions the authorship of works attributed to William Shakespeare. Read full book review >

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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE AND THE GLOBE by Aliki
Released: May 31, 1999

PLB 0-06-027821-8 For Aliki (Marianthe's Story, 1998, etc.), the story of the Globe Theatre is a tale of two men: Shakespeare, who made it famous, and Sam Wanamaker, the driving force behind its modern rebuilding. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET LIFE OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE by Jude Morgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"A tour de force."
Morgan (A Little Folly, 2013, etc.) draws restless young Will Shakespeare as he resists being trapped in apprenticeship to his glove-maker father. Read full book review >

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THE LAST DAYS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE by Vlady Kociancich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 1991

"An impressive debut."
Argentinian writer Kociancich's first US appearance—a novel that echoes both Orwell and Garc°a-M†rquez as it describes with wit and perception a society coerced into conformity. Read full book review >

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A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE by James Shapiro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Sure to be hated by Harold Bloom and others who view any attempt to locate the Bard in history as blasphemy against the religion of Pure Art, but open-minded readers will be stimulated and enriched by Shapiro's contextual approach."
An intriguing addition to Shakespeare studies, stressing his immersion in the issues of his time. Read full book review >

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SHAKESPEARE by Anthony Burgess
Released: Oct. 14, 1970

With a little highly educated guesswork but no invention, with great humor and infinite admiration, the "nth" attempt to recreate the life and society from which the plays and poems stemmed, as well as to lend substance to the shadow of the man. Read full book review >

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SHAKESPEARE by Bill Bryson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Shakespeare redux for the common reader."
A telling glance at one of history's most famously unknowable figures. Read full book review >

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SHAKESPEARE by Michael Rosen
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Beautiful and engaging. (timeline, bibliography) (Biography. 10+)"
Rosen makes the life and work of Shakespeare vibrant and exciting in this perfectly splendid biography. Read full book review >