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        Paginationxvi, 138 p. :
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Even the title itself follows a recently popular pattern: an eye-catching date followed by the rest of the title that explains the subject matter of the book. Whitehall had everything Stratford lacked.

A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599.

Your mileage may vary if you decide to watch it. " this book actually encompasses a very large number of topics that developed over many years; and therein lie a number of the problems with this volume which are revealed in so humble a place as the end of the book. A cross between ancient Rome's Senate and Coliseum, Whitehall was where ambassadors were entertained, bears baited, domestic and foreign policy determined, lucrative monopolies dispensed, Accession Day tilts run, and Shrovetide sermons preached.

He gets off to a bad start in the "Preface" where he reveals to the naive and unlearned but hopefully awed and duly impressed readers that: "In search of answers I was fortunate to have access to the archives where the literary treasures of Elizabethan England have been preserved--especially the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, and the British Library at both its old and new London addresses " xxii. Our family is substantially better off because of our experience with Sohail.

Although Shapiro does not say so because it would not fit into his view of Essex and Shakespeare, the obvious parallel with Essex at this point is the withdrawal of Achilles. The book also could have been strengthened by the removal of a number of colloquialisms, particularly "a lot" used with some frequency purportedly describing quantity ; other offenders include "a great deal," "hit his stride," "nice touch," "upmarket," "scared," "the long and short of it," "two-faced," "end up," "pretty clearly," and "kind of stuff.

He was not only a regular presence at court but also shaped how England's leading families in turn gave voice to their political 1599: A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. and his words entered court vocabulary as a shorthand for the complicated maneuvering and gossip that defined court life" 20.

Such usages do not demonstrate a writer in control. Those favoring a hundred-foot diameter won, and the theater was so constructed. Shapiro weaves a tantalising narrative. " Elizabeth had come from Richmond Palace, where she had stayed but a month, having been at her palace at Nonsuch before that. His book explores the year in which Shakespeare finished Henry V, and wrote Hamlet, Julius Caesar, and As You Like It.

" Installed on the right side of the painting was an iron bar with a plate attached to it. Someone quoting a line or making an analogy to characters he has seen is by no means necessarily valuing the playwright as a political commentator or philosopher.

Shakespeare himself died at fifty-two, but no one at that time seems to have thought that he died untimely early [although Shapiro does, presumably working from early twenty-first-century actuarial tables, asserting that Shakespeare "died prematurely" 373 ]; two generations earlier, Erasmus at fifty had complained that nearly all of his contemporaries were dead.

Shapiro still thinks that John Marston wrote Histriomastix 72, 209. 4 maps First printing of 35,000; author tour• Andrew Bridgeford's 1066: The Hidden History in the Bayeaux Tapestry, Gavin Menzies's 1421: The Year China Discovered America, and Charles C. Essex and his downfall are discussed.