Shapiro, 1606 - Shakespeare and the Year of Lear
1606 - Shakespeare and the Year of Lear
Following the biographical style of "1599", winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize
and a top ten bestseller, "1606" concerns the year Shakespeare transformed an
old and anonymous Elizabethan play into his most searing tragedy. It was a grim
year for England in the aftermath of the Gunpowder Plot, and with an outbreak of
plague, but an exceptional one for Shakespeare himself. Now in paperback.