Wednesday, 28 February 2007


TITLE: 1599: A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

AUTHOR: James Shapiro

DATE PUBLISHED: 2005

DATE READ: July 2006

NOTES: I heard James Shapiro talk at the Hay Festival in 2005 and as a result bought his book.

Erudite and scholarly work. Very good detail on the political scene of the time and how this impacted on the writing of William Shakespeare. Great insights into the life and times of late 16th century England. I liked the way he relates the happenings of the times directly back to Shakespeare’s works. Fascinating.

2 comments:

william said...

Thanks for the tip. I will give this book a miss.

william said...

This is a mistake! my comments refer to the previous book