1599 : A Year In The Life of William Shakespeare (2006 Samuel Johnson Prize)

Author(s): James Shapiro

Biography / Memoir

How did Shakespeare go from being a talented poet and playwright to become one of the greatest writers who ever lived? Here at last is an intimate history of Shakespeare, following him through a single year that changed not only his fortunes but the course of literature. First published 2005.


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1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare, by James Shapiro, is an intimate history of Shakespeare, following him through a single year that changed not only his fortunes but the course of literature.a

Winner of Theatre Book Prize 2005.

"'One of the few genuinely original biographies of Shakespeare.' Jonathan Bate, Sunday Telegraph"

James Shapiro, who teaches English at Columbia University in New York, is author of several books, including 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare (winner of the BBC4 Samuel Johnson Prize in 2006), as well as Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare? He also serves on the Board of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

General Fields

  • : 9780571214815
  • : Faber & Faber
  • : Faber & Faber
  • : April 2006
  • : 197mm X 126mm X 31mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2006
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : James Shapiro
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 822.33
  • : 464
  • : Illustrations, maps, ports.,