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This book brings the news, intrigue and flavour of the times together with wonderful detail about how Shakespeare worked as an actor, businessman and playwright, to create an exceptionally immediate and gripping account of an inspiring ...

Author: James Shapiro

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571266425

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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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? In this one exhilarating year we follow what he reads and writes, what he saw and who he worked with as he invests in the new Globe theatre and creates four of his most famous plays - Henry V, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, and, most remarkably, Hamlet. This book brings the news, intrigue and flavour of the times together with wonderful detail about how Shakespeare worked as an actor, businessman and playwright, to create an exceptionally immediate and gripping account of an inspiring moment in history.
2011-10-06 By James Shapiro

Shapiro illuminates both Shakespeare's staggering achievement and what Elizabethans experienced in the course of 1599: sending off an army to crush an Irish rebellion, weathering an Armada threat from Spain, gambling on the fledgling East ...

Author: James Shapiro

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ISBN: 0739465309

Category: Dramatists, English

Page: 394

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An intimate history of Shakespeare, following him through a single year--1599--that changed not only his fortunes but the course of literature. How was Shakespeare transformed from being a talented poet and playwright to become one of the greatest writers who ever lived? In this one exhilarating year we follow what he reads and writes, what he sees, and whom he works with as he invests in the new Globe Theatre and creates four of his most famous plays--Henry the Fifth, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, and, most remarkably, Hamlet. Shapiro illuminates both Shakespeare's staggering achievement and what Elizabethans experienced in the course of 1599: sending off an army to crush an Irish rebellion, weathering an Armada threat from Spain, gambling on the fledgling East India Company, and waiting to see who would succeed their aging and childless queen.--From publisher description.
2005 By James Shapiro

Another study to offer a slice of Shakespeare's life was James Shapiro 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare (2005). Shapiro attempts to describe a key year in Shakespeare's life but only manages to describe some of the ...

Author: Kevin Gilvary

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351186056

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

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Modern biographies of William Shakespeare abound; however, close scrutiny of the surviving records clearly show that there is insufficient material for a cradle to grave account of his life, that most of what is written about him cannot be verified from primary sources, and that Shakespearean biography did not attain scholarly or academic respectability until long after Samuel Schoenbaum published William Shakespeare A Documentary Life in 1975. This study begins with a short survey of the history and practice of biography and then surveys the very limited biographical material for Shakespeare. Although Shakespeare gradually attained the status as a national hero during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, there were no serious attempts to reconstruct his life. Any attempt at an account of his life or personality amounts, however, merely to "biografiction". Modern biographers differ sharply on Shakespeare’s apparent relationships with Southampton and with Jonson, which merely underlines the fact that the documentary record has to be greatly expanded through contextual description and speculation in order to appear like a Life of Shakespeare.
2017-12-12 By Kevin Gilvary

2 Cf. James Shapiro, 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare, pp. 322ff. 3 The Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, gen. ed. Kathleen Coburn, vol. 5: Lectures 1808–1819, On Literature, ed. R. A. Foakes, London and ...

Author: John Hardy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429750038

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 170

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Shakespeare's great tragedies portray through their richly imagined worlds the inescapable fact of human mortality. As the work of a great creative genius, they are so diverse that critical formulas used to describe their overall impact tend to be somewhat suspect. Their impact follows from a response to the entire dramatic action, what is felt at the end with the weight or experience of the whole play behind it. It draws on how our feelings and judgement are exercised and engaged throughout the drama. Shakespeare portrays what life can be like, without pandering to the wish for something easier to contemplate. Something more invigorating than consolation is provided, such art at its greatest achieving the strength of truth. What it compels is a complex acceptance, reflected in Edgar's words, "The weight of this sad time we must obey". Not only implicit positives give value to these plays. Their significance finally results from what they imaginatively invite their audience to experience and witness. This gives a sense not only of the value of life, but also of what can threaten it.
2018-10-25 By John Hardy

A particularly successful example of this tendency was James Shapiro's 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare. None of the reviewers who welcomed this work commented on the ambiguity of its title, which would have led ordinary ...

Author: David Ellis

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748653881

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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A polemical attack on the ways recent Shakespeare biographers have disguised their lack of information
2013-09-13 By David Ellis

1599 James Shapiro. breast-fed infants, and babies were often swaddled for their first year. Childhood was brief, and most adolescents, rich and poor, were sent from home to live and serve in other households.

Author: James Shapiro

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061840906

Category: History

Page: 432

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What accounts for Shakespeare’s transformation from talented poet and playwright to one of the greatest writers who ever lived? In this gripping account, James Shapiro sets out to answer this question, "succeed[ing] where others have fallen short." (Boston Globe) 1599 was an epochal year for Shakespeare and England. During that year, 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 waited to see who would succeed their aging and childless queen. James Shapiro illuminates both Shakespeare’s staggering achievement and what Elizabethans experienced in the course of 1599, bringing together the news and the intrigue of the times with a wonderful evocation of how Shakespeare worked as an actor, businessman, and playwright. The result is an exceptionally immediate and gripping account of an inspiring moment in history.
2009-10-13 By James Shapiro

... and some books about William Shakespeare's life have taken an anecdotal and partial approach.7 American biographer James Shapiro focuses on two years in Shakespeare's life in 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare (2005), ...

Author: Jane McVeigh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319583839

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 217

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This book is about one person’s reading and what has been learnt about how the lives of other people, particularly authors, have been written in British literary biographies over the last fifty years. It is less interested in what happened in the lives of the people described in these biographies, and more concerned with how these stories have been told. It aims to have a conversation with British biographers, particularly Michael Holroyd, Richard Holmes, Hermione Lee and Claire Tomalin, to make their voices heard, to set them talking. It understands biography as an ongoing collaboration, not only between biographers and their subjects, but between biographers and their readers. This is also a study of haunting, in which we haunt the lives of others to help us come to a better understanding of our own.
2017-10-13 By Jane McVeigh

James Shapiro, 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare (London: Faber and Faber, 2005); James Shapiro, 1606: Shakespeare and the Year of Lear (London: Faber and Faber, 2015). The idea of accompanying Shakespeare through a given ...

Author: Graham Holderness

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781789206739

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 150

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Though better known for his literary merits, Shakespeare made money, wrote about money and enabled money-making by countless others in his name. With chapters by leading scholars on the economic, financial and commercial ramifications of his work, this multifaceted volume connects the Bard to both early modern and contemporary economic conditions, revealing Shakespeare to have been a serious economist in his own right.
2020-05-01 By Graham Holderness

SHAKESPEARE'S. LIFE. Bentley, G.E., Shakespeare: A Biographical Handbook , New Haven: Yale University Press, ... James, 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare , London: Faber & Faber, 2005 Shapiro, James, 1606: William ...

Author: Ann Thompson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474296397

Category: Drama

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This new Complete Works marks the completion of the Arden Shakespeare Third Series and includes all of Shakespeare's plays, poems and sonnets, edited by leading international scholars. New to this edition are the 'apocryphal' plays, part-written by Shakespeare: Double Falsehood, Sir Thomas More and King Edward III. The anthology is unique in giving all three extant texts of Hamlet from Shakespeare's time: the first and second Quarto texts of 1603 and 1604-5, and the first Folio text of 1623. With a simple alphabetical arrangement the Complete Works are easy to navigate. The lengthy introductions and footnotes of the individual Third Series volumes have been removed to make way for a general introduction, short individual introductions to each text, a glossary and a bibliography instead, to ensure all works are accessible in one single volume. This handsome Complete Works is ideal for readers keen to explore Shakespeare's work and for anyone building their literary library.
2020-10-15 By Ann Thompson

I had originally planned to use Making Shakespeare as the title to this book, but Tiffany Stern beat me to it. ... And James S. Shapiro's Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599 (New York: HarperCollins, 2005)—published in the ...

Author: Jack Lynch

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802718671

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Becoming Shakespeare begins where most Shakespeare stories end-with his death in 1616-and relates the fascinating story of his unlikely transformation from provincial playwright to universal Bard. Unlike later literary giants, Shakespeare created no stir when he died. Though he'd once had a string of hit plays, he had been retired in the country for six years, and only his family, friends, and business partners seemed to care that he was gone. Within a few years he was nearly forgotten. And when London's theaters were shut down in 1642, he seemed destined for oblivion. With the Restoration in 1660, though, the theaters were open once again, and Shakespeare began his long ascent: No longer merely one playwright among many, he became the transcendent genius at the heart of English culture. Fifty years after the Restoration scholars began taking him seriously. Fifty years after that he was considered England's greatest genius. And by 1800 he was practically divine. Jack Lynch vividly chronicles Shakespeare's afterlife-from the revival of his plays to the decades when his work was co-opted and "improved" by politicians and other playwrights, and culminating with the "Bardolatry" of the Stratford celebration of Shakespeare's three-hundredth birthday in 1864. Becoming Shakespeare is not only essential reading for anyone intrigued by Shakespeare, but it also offers a consideration of the vagaries of fame.
2009-05-26 By Jack Lynch