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Shakespeare : the world as stage
Bill Bryson
Adult Nonfiction PR2895 .B79 2007

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WKMorris said:
Wonderful book with none of the debate or jumping to conclusions found in other bios. Bryson takes pains to make it clear that there is very little primary source documentation of Shakespeare’s life and most of what we think we know is supposition. Not a big book, written in with Bryson usual flair. Great for Shakespeare first-timers.
posted Jul 24, 2009 at 11:57PM
Lynn M. said:
Everyone is familiar with Shakespeare but did you know that he created such phrases as "one fell swoop", "be in a pickle" and "budge an inch" or the words "excellent" "vast" "critical" and "zany"? This refreshingly pithy book is packed with interesting facts like these along with a witty narrative about the life and times of Shakespeare. Bill Bryson's engaging style is always a pleasure to read.
posted Jul 25, 2011 at 7:36PM
Champlin Library Staff said:
Highlights in this fun, concise biography include Bryson's list of some of the phrases Shakespeare coined, the words he invented, and the clear debunking of the "someone else wrote Shakespeare" group, all in under 200 pages.
posted Apr 22, 2014 at 3:51PM
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