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Shakespeare's Life
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  • Authored by: Brett Foster
  • From the Series: Backgrounds to Shakespeare
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  • ISBN-10: 9781646930081
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-64693-008-1
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 07/01/2020
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  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 256


Providing important context for his greatest works, Shakespeare's Life presents a thorough biography of the Bard, featuring the latest findings from scholars about his life and his works. Included is coverage of his upbringing in Stratford, his marriage and family life, the process of writing his greatest works, and his life after the theater.

Coverage includes: 

  • His early years in Stratford, including his marriage to Anne Hathaway
  • His rise to stardom within the London theater scene
  • The death of his nine-year-old son, Hamnet
  • The writing of his greatest works, including Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, and others
  • His retirement from the theater and move back to Stratford
  • And much more.



About the Author(s)

Harold Bloom was Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University. Educated at Cornell and Yale universities, Bloom authored more than 40 books; wrote hundreds of articles, reviews, and editorial introductions; and edited hundreds of scholarly volumes. In 1999, Professor Bloom received the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Criticism. He also received the International Prize of Catalonia, the Alfonso Reyes Prize of Mexico, and the Hans Christian Andersen Bicentennial Prize of Denmark.

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