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The Resource A year in the life of William Shakespeare : 1599, James Shapiro, (talking book MP3)

A year in the life of William Shakespeare : 1599, James Shapiro, (talking book MP3)

Label
A year in the life of William Shakespeare : 1599
Title
A year in the life of William Shakespeare
Title remainder
1599
Statement of responsibility
James Shapiro
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This biography examines how public events left their mark on the four plays-"Henry V," "Julius Caesar," "As You Like It," and "Hamlet"-that Shakespeare wrote during 1599, the year in which the thirty-five-year-old playwright "went from being an exceptionally talented writer to one of the greatest who ever lived." That year's output not only spans a shift in artistic direction and theatrical taste, but also echoes the intrigues of Queen Elizabeth's court and the downfall of her favorite, the Earl of Essex. Shapiro notes the importance of mundane events in Shakespeare's art, starting here with the construction of the Globe Theatre and the departure of Will Kemp, the company's popular comic actor. Having a stable venue and repertory gave Shakespeare the space to write and experiment during the turmoil created by Essex's unsuccessful military ventures in Ireland, a threatened invasion by a second Spanish Armada and, finally, Essex's disastrous return to court
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shapiro, James S.
Dewey number
822.3/3
LC call number
PR2907
LC item number
.S47 2005
PerformerNote
Read by Lew Grenville
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Globe Theatre (London, England : 1599-1644)
  • Dramatists, English
  • Theater
  • Southwark (London, England)
Label
A year in the life of William Shakespeare : 1599, James Shapiro, (talking book MP3)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Control code
cpl00493959
Extent
2 sound discs (15 hrs., 3 mins.)
Isbn
9780792738442
Publisher number
CMP 861
System details
System requirements: CD/MP3 player, or PC with MP3-capable format
Label
A year in the life of William Shakespeare : 1599, James Shapiro, (talking book MP3)
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Control code
cpl00493959
Extent
2 sound discs (15 hrs., 3 mins.)
Isbn
9780792738442
Publisher number
CMP 861
System details
System requirements: CD/MP3 player, or PC with MP3-capable format

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