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The Resource 1606 : William Shakespeare and the year of Lear, James Shapiro

1606 : William Shakespeare and the year of Lear, James Shapiro

Label
1606 : William Shakespeare and the year of Lear
Title
1606
Title remainder
William Shakespeare and the year of Lear
Statement of responsibility
James Shapiro
Title variation
Sixteen hundred and six
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ten years ago James Shapiro won the Samuel Johnson Prize for his best-seller 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare. Now, to mark the forthcoming 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, comes a compelling look at a no less extraordinary year in his life: 1606. 1606 is an intimate portrait of one of Shakespeare's most inspired moments: the year of King Lear, Macbeth and Antony and Cleopatra. 1606, while a very good year for Shakespeare, was a fraught one for England. Plague returns. There is surprising resistance to the new king's desire to turn England and Scotland into a united Britain. And fear and uncertainty sweep the land and expose deep divisions in the aftermath of a failed terrorist attack that came to be known as the Gunpowder Plot. James Shapiro deftly demonstrates how these extraordinary plays responded to the tumultuous events of this year, events that in unexpected ways touched upon Shakespeare's own life. By immersing us in Shakespeare's England, 1606 profoundly changes and enriches our experience of his plays, works that continue to speak to us with such immediacy
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shapiro, James
Dewey number
822.33
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Drama
  • Drama
  • Dramatists, English
  • Kings and rulers in literature
  • Dramatists, English
  • England
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • London (England)
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
1606 : William Shakespeare and the year of Lear, James Shapiro
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical essay and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.The King's Man -- 2.Division of the Kingdoms -- 3.From Leir to Lear -- 4.Possession -- 5.The Letter -- 6.Massing Relics -- 7.Remember, Remember -- 8.Hymenaei -- 9.Equivocation -- 10.Another Hell above the Ground -- 11.The King's Evil -- 12.Unfinished Business -- 13.Queen of Sheba -- 14.Plague
Control code
000056125899
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
423 pages, [8] unnumbered pages of colour plates
Isbn
9780571235780
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)918592064
Label
1606 : William Shakespeare and the year of Lear, James Shapiro
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical essay and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.The King's Man -- 2.Division of the Kingdoms -- 3.From Leir to Lear -- 4.Possession -- 5.The Letter -- 6.Massing Relics -- 7.Remember, Remember -- 8.Hymenaei -- 9.Equivocation -- 10.Another Hell above the Ground -- 11.The King's Evil -- 12.Unfinished Business -- 13.Queen of Sheba -- 14.Plague
Control code
000056125899
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
423 pages, [8] unnumbered pages of colour plates
Isbn
9780571235780
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)918592064

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