Shakespeare : the biography
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Published:
New York : Nan A. Talese, c2005.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
xvi, 572 pages : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 10.5 - AR Pts: 37
Status:
Hillwood High - Teen Biography
B SHA ACK
Description
With his magisterial and ingenious re-creations of the lives of Chaucer, Dickens, T.S. Eliot, William Blake, and Sir Thomas More, Peter Ackroyd has long been recognized as today's foremost practitioner of the literary biography. Now, in Shakespeare: The Biography, Ackroyd delivers his crowning achievement. Young Adult.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
0385511396, 9780385511391 (hardcover)
Reading Level:
UG
Level 10.5, 37 Points

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General Note
Originally published: Great Britain : Chatto & Windus, 2005.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. [537]-548) and index.
Description
Biographer and novelist Ackroyd brings William Shakespeare to life in the manner of a contemporary rather than a biographer. His method is to position the playwright in the context of his world, exploring everything from Stratford's humble town to its fields of wildflowers; discerning influences on the plays from unexpected quarters; and entering London with the playwright as modern theatre, as we know it, is just beginning to emerge. Writing as though we are observing Shakespeare and his circle of friends, patrons, managers, and fellow actors and writers, Ackroyd is able to see Shakespeare's genius from within, so we feel that Ackroyd the writer merges with Shakespeare the writer, the poet, the man; and thus with great sympathy and clarity we experience the way in which Shakespeare worked.--From publisher description.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Ackroyd, P. (2005). Shakespeare: the biography. New York: Nan A. Talese.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Ackroyd, Peter, 1949-. 2005. Shakespeare: The Biography. New York: Nan A. Talese.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Ackroyd, Peter, 1949-, Shakespeare: The Biography. New York: Nan A. Talese, 2005.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Ackroyd, Peter. Shakespeare: The Biography. New York: Nan A. Talese, 2005. Print.

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