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A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare, 1599

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by James Shapiro
 

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1599 was an epochal year for Shakespeare and England

Shakespeare wrote four of his most famous plays: Henry the Fifth, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, and, most remarkably, Hamlet; Elizabethans sent off an army to crush an Irish rebellion, weathered an Armada threat from Spain, gambled on a fledgling East India Company, and

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A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare, 1599 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It's well-written and engaging, placing Shakespeare's writing within the cultural and political events happening while he wrote. Shapiro did a truly astounding amount of research and presents it effortlessly. I read this book for fun, but as an English student and future teacher, I found it intellectually stimulating and will continue to reference it in my studies and career. I recommend it very highly!
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