Shakespeare

Bill Bryson

Join Bill as he takes you on a journey through Elizabethan England, tackling the myths, half-truths and downright lies to make sense of the man behind the masterpieces. Revel in this glorious celebration of the life of Shakespeare from the much-loved author of ‘A Short History of Nearly Everything’ and ‘Notes from a Small Island’.

Reviews of Shakespeare

  • ‘Fresh, concise and sharply illuminating. Bryson is brilliant at picking out just a few telltale details to paint a bigger picture . . . A gem of a book’ Mail on Sunday

    ‘Witty and infectiously enthusiastic.’ Spectator

    ‘A brilliantly funny and gently insightful travel guide to 16th century England. Bryson is great at picking out of the morass of Elizabethan fact the small details that illuminate and amuse…he also uncovers from the world that surrounded the theatre some fascinating examples of Elizabethan eccentricity…As an abbreviated tour around the world of Shakespeare, this could hardly be bettered.’ Sunday Times

    ‘Bryson uses an inimitably light touch and squeezes a vast subject down to manageable proportions…he is a warm and funny guide through the whole complicated morass of Shakespearean scholarship.’ Financial Times

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