2.05.2008

Book Review: Shakespeare



Shakespeare: The World as Stage by Bill Bryson

I've always enjoyed titles by Bryson, so when I saw this nonfiction book where he takes on the Bard, I decided to give it a go.

Bryson is a funny, gentle guide into the world of Shakespeare - the times, the plays, the history of the theatre, Shakespeare's fellow playwrights, but through it all, Bryson reminds us: extraordinarily little is known about the man who so influenced the English language and gave us so many memorable stories!

Bryson marshals what facts he can into a very readable, interesting, and manageable (a scant 200 pages) biography of Shakespeare - or at least what we know.

I found this to be a fast read, despite my *ahem* trying circumstances right now...

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