Shakespeare: The World as Stage
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 wild supposition arranged around scant facts. With a steady hand and his trademark wit, Bill Bryson sorts through this colorful muddle to reveal the man himself. His Shakespeare is like no one else— the beneficiary of Bryson's genial nature, his engaging skepticism, and a gift for storytelling unrivaled in our time.
Bill Bryson received the Aventis Prize for A Short History of Nearly Everything. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he now lives in Norfolk, England, with his wife and children.
Bill Bryson, 2008, Paperback, 208 Pages. ISBN-13: 978-0-06-167369-6.