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- HarperCollins US 2005; US$ 11.99
An intimate history of Shakespeare, following him through a single year -- 1599 -- that changed not only his fortunes but the course of literature How was Shakespeare transformed from being a talented poet and playwright to become one of the greatest writers who ever lived? In this one exhilarating year we follow what he reads and writes, what he sees,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.00
The Bavarian village of Oberammergau has staged the trial, crucifixion, and resurrection of Christ nearly every decade since 1634. Each production of the Passion Play attracts hundreds of thousands, many drawn by the spiritual benefits it promises. Yet Hitler called it a convincing portrayal of the menace of Jewry, and in 1970 a group of international... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 15.00
For more than two hundred years after William Shakespeare's death, no one doubted that he had written his plays. Since then, however, dozens of candidates have been proposed for the authorship of what is generally agreed to be the finest body of work by a writer in the English language. In this remarkable book, Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro explains... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
1599 was an epochal year for Shakespeare and England Shakespeare wrote four of his most famous plays: Henry the Fifth, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, and, most remarkably, Hamlet ; Elizabethans sent off an army to crush an Irish rebellion, weathered an Armada threat from Spain, gambled on a fledgling East India Company, and waited to see who... more...
- Faber and Faber 2011; US$ 13.11
For two hundred years after Shakespeare's death, no one thought to argue that somebody else had written his plays. Since then dozens of rival candidates - including Sir Francis Bacon and the Earl of Oxford - have been proposed as their true author. Contested Will unravels the mystery of when and why so many people began to question whether Shakespeare... more...
- Faber and Faber 2011; US$ 14.57
How did Shakespeare go from being a talented poet and playwright to become one of the greatest writers who ever lived? In this one exhilarating year we follow what he reads and writes, what he saw and who he worked with as he invests in the new Globe theatre and creates four of his most famous plays - Henry V, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, and,... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2005; US$ 13.95
The impossible people who make life?s journey so difficult are everywhere?at the office, in restaurants, on airplanes, living next door, members of your own family. They?re . . . ? your ?nothing is ever good enough? boss ? the ?no price is ever low enough? client ? the next-door neighbor who redefines the meaning of paranoia ? the maître d? who... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 22.00
One of the most successful dealmakers in the sports industry presents his unique negotiating strategies "Ron Shapiro's new book is insightful and entertaining. The lessons he learned and the methods he uses should be required reading for anyone whose business relies on the art of negotiation. Ron never forgets that treating people with respect and... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 3.99
This ebook is an excerpt from Contested Will by James Shapiro, and originally appeared as the last section titled "Shakespeare." In this chapter, Shapiro succintly and eloquently makes the case for why no one else but Shakespeare could have written Shakespeare's plays. more...