Shakespeare by Bill Bryson audiobook

Shakespeare: The World as Stage

By Bill Bryson
Read by Bill Bryson

HarperAudio
5.49 Hours Unabridged
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Shakespeare: The Illustrated Edition is an exquisitely illustrated, updated edition of Bill Bryson’s bestselling biography of William Shakespeare that takes the reader on an enthralling tour through Elizabethan England and the eccentricities of Shakespearean scholarship. With more than 100 color and black-and-white illustrations throughout, and updated to include recent discoveries, Shakespeare: The Illustrated Edition evokes the superstitions, academic discoveries, and myths surrounding the life of one of the greatest poets, and makes sense of the man behind the masterpieces.

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Shakespeare: The Illustrated Edition is an exquisitely illustrated, updated edition of Bill Bryson’s bestselling biography of William Shakespeare that takes the reader on an enthralling tour through Elizabethan England and the eccentricities of Shakespearean scholarship. With more than 100 color and black-and-white illustrations throughout, and updated to include recent discoveries, Shakespeare: The Illustrated Edition evokes the superstitions, academic discoveries, and myths surrounding the life of one of the greatest poets, and makes sense of the man behind the masterpieces.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A delightful account of Shakespeare’s elusiveness—and the extraordinary lengths people have gone to to remedy it…The pairing of Bryson with Shakespeare is a happy one.” Times Literary Supplement (London)
“This season’s bestselling volume.” Independent (London)
“Bryson uses an inimitably light touch and squeezes a vast subject down into manageable proportions…He is a warm and funny guide through the whole complicated morass of Shakespearean scholarship.” Financial Times
“A consistent pleasure…accessible and intelligent. Will and Bill are a great double act.” Houston Chronicle

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Reviews

by ShortNFuzzy 9/13/2017
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Excellent, but less "Bryson-y"

Bill Bryson is an author well known for his research, writing and humor. This audio book has 2 of those. It's a great book, written beautifully (if you are going to write a book about Shakespeare you better know how to put a sentence together) and offers well cited sources for facts (and some opinions) on Shakespeare that are truly awe inspiring. You feel this may very well have been a labour of love for Mr. Bryson. Now, this being said, Bill Bryson's usual humor that pervades most of his books is much less present in this tome. This is no complaint. BUT, buyer/renter beware, if that is what you are looking for...it ain't there. I still highly recommend this book for insight into "the bard".

Author

Author Bio: Bill Bryson

Author Bio: Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson is the New York Times bestselling author of At HomeA Walk in the WoodsThe Lost ContinentMade in AmericaThe Mother Tongue, A Short History of Nearly Everything—winner of the Aventis Prize—and various other works. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he now lives in England, where he has worked for both the Times and Independent and written for most other major British and American publications.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 5.49
Audience: Adult
Language: English