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The Resource Shakespeare : the world as stage, Bill Bryson

Shakespeare : the world as stage, Bill Bryson

Label
Shakespeare : the world as stage
Title
Shakespeare
Title remainder
the world as stage
Statement of responsibility
Bill Bryson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography has long been a thicket of supposition arranged around scant facts. With his trademark wit, Bill Bryson sorts through this colorful muddle to reveal the man himself. Bryson documents the efforts of earlier scholars, and, emulating the style of his travelogues, records episodes in his own research. He celebrates Shakespeare as a writer of unimaginable talent and enormous inventiveness, a coiner of phrases ("vanish into thin air," "foregone conclusion," "one fell swoop") that even today have common currency. His Shakespeare is like no one else's--the beneficiary of Bryson's genial nature, his engaging skepticism, and an unrivaled gift for storytelling.--From publisher description
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Summary
William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography has long been a thicket of supposition arranged around scant facts. With his trademark wit, Bill Bryson sorts through this colorful muddle to reveal the man himself. Bryson documents the efforts of earlier scholars, and, emulating the style of his travelogues, records episodes in his own research. He celebrates Shakespeare as a writer of unimaginable talent and enormous inventiveness, a coiner of phrases ("vanish into thin air," "foregone conclusion," "one fell swoop") that even today have common currency. His Shakespeare is like no one else's--the beneficiary of Bryson's genial nature, his engaging skepticism, and an unrivaled gift for storytelling.--From publisher description
Tone
Writing style
Award
YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
Biography type
individual biography
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206057
Cataloging source
DLC
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Bryson, Bill
Dewey number
  • 822.3/3
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR2895
LC item number
.B79 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Eminent lives series
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Dramatists, English
Target audience
adult
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the world as stage
Label
Shakespeare : the world as stage, Bill Bryson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-199)
Control code
ocn136782567
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vii, 199 p.
Isbn
9780060740221
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2007021647
System control number
(OCoLC)136782567
Label
Shakespeare : the world as stage, Bill Bryson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-199)
Control code
ocn136782567
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vii, 199 p.
Isbn
9780060740221
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2007021647
System control number
(OCoLC)136782567

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