William Shakespeare by Emma Fischel


William Shakespeare by Emma Fischel

The extraordinary life of England's greatest dramatist is told in fascinating detail, from his rural beginnings in Stratford-on-Avon, where he was born in 1564, to his phenomenal success in London, where he became a favourite at the glorious court of Queen Elizabeth. The narrative describes how plays were beginning to become the popular entertainment form of the day, how theatres were built and who went to them. All Elizabethan life is there, and the book gives the reader not only a complete background on the life of Shakespeare, but also a vivid picture of late sixteenth-century life.

About the Author

Emma Fischel

Emma Fischel grew up in the country, the middle of five children, and had a happy, muddy childhood. She now lives in London and has three nearly grown-up children of her own - two boys and one girl, all very tall, and extremely useful at changing light bulbs she can't reach. Emma writes both fiction and non-fiction. Her books have been published by Bloomsbury, Usborne, Watts, and others.

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48 pages
Interest Age: 7+


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Publication date

14th February 2002



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