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Bard of Avon: the story of William Shakespeare

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William Shakespeare was the son of a glovemaker, a small-town boy with a grammar school education. Yet he grew up to become the greatest English-speaking playwright in the world. Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare is both his story and that of a great art rediscovered in the modern world.

Drama had been forgotten since the days of ancient Greece, but it reemerged in Elizabethan London with the building of the first modern theater. Its impact can still be imagined today. There were the theaters, open to the weather and featuring neither sets nor curtains, but equipped with dramatic special effects. There were the companies of actors--the leading men, the comedians, the boys who played women's roles--and the playwrights who gave them all lines to say.

Best of all, there was William Shakespeare, who rubbed shoulders with noblemen and royalty as well as with the rowdy crowds at the foot of the stage. He was suspected of involvement in a treasonous rebellion, and his last play literally brought down the house when cannon effects set fire to the famous Globe theater and it burned to the ground.

Award-winning collaborators Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema have once again created a feast of words and pictures to celebrate the life of a remarkable person from the pages of history: William Shakespeare, a man for all time."

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Grouping Title bard of avon the story of william shakespeare
Grouping Author stanley diane
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Last Grouping Update 2018-08-11 04:21:02AM
Last Indexed 2019-02-18 04:42:01AM

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subject_facet Dramatists, English, Poets, English, Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616
title_display Bard of Avon : the story of William Shakespeare
title_full Bard of Avon : the story of William Shakespeare / by Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema ; illustrated by Diane Stanley
title_short Bard of Avon :
title_sub the story of William Shakespeare
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