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What bills for Shakespeare’s transformation from gifted poet and playwright to 1 of the best writers who ever lived? during this gripping account, James Shapiro sets out to respond to this question, "succeed[ing] the place others have fallen short." (Boston Globe)

1599 used to be an epochal 12 months for Shakespeare and England. in the course of that yr, Shakespeare wrote 4 of his most famed performs: Henry the 5th, Julius Caesar, As you love It, and, so much remarkably, Hamlet; Elizabethans despatched off a military to weigh down an Irish uprising, weathered an Armada possibility from Spain, gambled on a fledgling East India corporation, and waited to determine who might prevail their getting older and childless queen.

James Shapiro illuminates either Shakespeare’s marvelous fulfillment and what Elizabethans skilled during 1599, bringing jointly the inside track and the intrigue of the days with a superb evocation of ways Shakespeare labored as an actor, businessman, and playwright. the result's a really quick and gripping account of an inspiring second in history.

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