A chat with William Shakespeare turns into an evocative journey into the personal and professional worlds of the greatest writer in the English language.
Over the past four centuries his iconic status as a poet and dramatist has come to represent what it means to be a genius, and his words have given us a means of expressing every human emotion. But what kind of a man was he?
Here we are able to follow his steps from a small town in Warwickshire to centre stage in Elizabethan London. We hear about his favourite actors, his methods of writing, his learning, his inspiration and ambitions, his relations with his wife and children ...and with rival playwrights such as Ben Jonson and Christopher Marlowe.
And we learn too about the colourful, often surprisingly violent but also surprisingly civilized times in which he lived.
About the Author
Stanley Wells has been described as the world's leading Shakespeare scholar. He is Chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and General Editor of the Oxford and Penguin editions of Shakespeare's works. His books include Shakespeare, the Poet and His Plays and Shakespeare & Co.
Joseph Fiennes rose to international stardom in the movie Shakespeare in Love (by Tom Stoppard) opposite Gwyneth Paltrow.
Number Of Pages: 144
Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers
Dimensions (cm): 13.5 x 10.5
Weight (kg): 0.234