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  1. Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare
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    Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare
    Diane Stanley, Peter Vennema
    HarperCollins / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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  1. Shakespeare: The Essential Guide to the Life and Works of the Bard
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    Shakespeare: The Essential Guide to the Life and Works of the Bard
    Wiley / 2006 / Trade Paperback
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Help your student review the life and works of the Western world's most famous writer-essential knowledge for college preparation and cultural literacy. Offering concise and authoritative alphabetical entries on Shakespeare's background and major characters, this brief guide gives you insights on subjects from authorship, women in theatre and more. 320 pages, softcover.

  1. Who Was William Shakespeare?
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    Who Was William Shakespeare?
    Celeste Davidson Mannis
    Grosset & Dunlap / Trade Paperback
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Read about the life of the Bard in kid-friendly terms! With summaries of his plays interwoven into the story of his life, Who Was William Shakespeare recounts Shakespeare's family life, accomplishments in the theatre, and what it was like living during his era. Famous lines and quotes are included alongside many small pen-and-ink illustrations that bring an added charm. 104 pages, softcover. Timeline included.

  1. William Shakespeare: A Compact Documentary Life, Revised
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    William Shakespeare: A Compact Documentary Life, Revised
    Samuel Schoenbaum
    Oxford University Press / 1988 / Trade Paperback
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Covering over 400 years of scholarship, Schoenbaum's A Documentary Life follows the original sources that provide insight into various facets of the Bard's life. This compact edition features the full text, as well as 50 of the documents reproduced in smaller format. 384 indexed pages, softcover.

  1. The Life of William Shakespeare: A Critical Biography
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    The Life of William Shakespeare: A Critical Biography
    Lois Potter
    Wiley-Blackwell / 2012 / Trade Paperback
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  1. William Shakespeare & the Globe
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    William Shakespeare & the Globe
    Aliki
    HarperTrophy / 2000 / Trade Paperback
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  1. The Quest for Shakespeare
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    The Quest for Shakespeare
    Joseph Pearce
    Ignatius Press / 2008 / Hardcover
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  1. The Life of William Shakespeare: A Critical Biography - unabridged audio book on MP3-CD
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    The Life of William Shakespeare: A Critical Biography - unabridged audio book on MP3-CD
    Lois Potter
    Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio / 2017 / MP3
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The Life of William Shakespeare is a fascinating and wide-ranging exploration of Shakespeare's life and works focusing on often neglected literary and historical contexts: what Shakespeare read, who he worked with as an author and an actor, and how these various collaborations may have affected his writing.

  • Written by an eminent Shakespearean scholar and experienced theatre reviewer
  • Pays particular attention to Shakespeare's theatrical contemporaries and the ways in which they influenced his writing
  • Offers an intriguing account of the life and work of the great poet-dramatist structured around the idea of memory
  • Explores often neglected literary and historical contexts that illuminate Shakespeare's life and works

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  1. What's So Special About Shakespeare?
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    What's So Special About Shakespeare?
    Michael Rosen
    Candlewick Press / 2018 / Trade Paperback
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Nearly everyone knows the name of Shakespeare, even 400 years after his death. Why? Celebrated poet, critic, and Shakespeare enthusiast Michael Rosen answers that question with humor, knowledge, and appreciation, offering a whirlwind tour of Shakespeare's life, his London, and four of his plays: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, King Lear, and The Tempest. Grades 3-7.

  1. The Shakespeare Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
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    The Shakespeare Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
    DK / 2015 / Hardcover
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The play's the thing!

Jump into the life of Shakespeare and his work with this engaging, visual tour through the Bard's legacy! A section for each of Shakespeare's plays provides information about major themes, principal characters, action arranged by act and scene, a synopsis of plot, and information about each play's reputation and impact over the years. There's also information on the narrative poems, sonnets, and other works. Follows the text and chronology of the Complete Oxford Shakespeare. 352 pages, hardcover with dust jacket.

  1. William Shakespeare & the Globe
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    William Shakespeare & the Globe
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    HarperTrophy / 2000 / Trade Paperback
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