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Summary: Combines elements of analysis, history, biography, performance, and the personal passions of six presenters to tell the stories behind the stories of six Shakespeare plays. Includes interviews with actors, directors, and scholars; visits to key locations; clips from celebrated film and television adaptations; and illustrative excerpts from performances staged at Shakespeare's Globe in London...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2018

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Chrisp, Peter.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Publishing 2004

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 822.3 Chr

Rosen, Michael

Summary: Presents the life and times of the renowned author through a review of some plays and expressions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2001

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921Shakespeare 2001

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB SHAKESPEAR ROS

Bolt, Rodney.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2005

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 822.3 MARLOWE, CHRISTOPHER BOL

Bryson, Bill.

Summary: William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography has long been a thicket of supposition arranged around scant facts. With his trademark wit, Bill Bryson sorts through this colorful muddle to reveal the man himself. Bryson documents the efforts of earlier scholars, and, emulating the style of his travelogues,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperLuxe 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 822.33 BRY

Summary: Six episodes combine history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis, and the personal passion of their celebrated hosts (Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Trevor Nunn, Joely Richardson, and David Tennant) to tell the story behind the stories of Shakespeare's greatest plays.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2013

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Weis, René

Summary: Presents an intimate view of the interior world of William Shakespeare, drawing parallels between the bard's life and his works that reflect his early experiences in Stratford, contacts with underground Catholics, and role in theatrical London.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt 2007

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 822.33 WEI

Summary: Celebrate Shakespeare's 400th anniversary with this hilarious comedy about the playwright's mysterious lost years. Bill Shakespeare is a hapless lute player with a big dream. When his bandmates kick him out of their group, Bill leaves his wife and kids behind to seek fame and fortune in the big city of London. He's written a great work for the stage and he's certain he'll prove all his doubters...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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Rowse, A L

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 1988

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 822.33 ROW

Ackroyd, Peter

Summary: Biographer and novelist Ackroyd brings William Shakespeare to life in the manner of a contemporary rather than a biographer. His method is to position the playwright in the context of his world, exploring everything from Stratford's humble town to its fields of wildflowers; discerning influences on the plays from unexpected quarters; and entering London with the playwright as modern theatre, as...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese 2005

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 822.3 ACK

Bate, Jonathan.

Summary: Bate's Soul of the Age tells the story of the great dramatist while deducing the crucial events of Shakespeare's life, connecting those events to his world and work as never before, and revealing how this unsurpassed artist came to be.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM BAT

Greenblatt, Stephen

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Norton 2004

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Shakespeare

Bryson, Bill.

Summary: Bryson offers a portrait of the Bard, presented in the style of a travelogue based on interviews with actors, the curator of Shakespeare's birthplace and academics.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM BRY

Nicholl, Charles.

Summary: "In 1612, Shakespeare gave evidence in a court case at Westminster - and it is the only occasion on which his actual spoken, words, were recorded. The case seems routine - a dispute over an unpaid marriage dowry - but it opens an unexpected window into the dramatist's famously obscure life story. Some eight years earlier, we learn, Shakespeare was lodging in the house of a French immigrant...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2008

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 822.33 SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM NIC

Summary: An intimate look at William Shakespeare and his world.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Maya International Vision 2003

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV IN

Bailey, Gerry.

Summary: "William Shakespeare's quill is discovered by Digby and his sister Hannah in Mr. Rummage's stall at a busy antiques market. This stall holds many different objects and each one tells a great story! Both children love listening to Mr. Rummage's amazing tales of the people who owned these items and how each person made history"--cover

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crabtree Pub. Co. 2008

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Shakespeare

Bryson, Bill.

Summary: William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography has long been a thicket of supposition arranged around scant facts. With his trademark wit, Bill Bryson sorts through this colorful muddle to reveal the man himself. Bryson documents the efforts of earlier scholars, and, emulating the style of his travelogues,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlas Books/HarperCollins 2007

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 822.33 Bryson

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM BRY

Bryson, Bill.

Summary: A portrait of the Bard is presented in the style of a travelogue based on interviews with actors, the curator of Shakespeare's birthplace, and academics, in an account that also shares the author's recollections of his own adventures in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Audio 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 822.33 BRY

Curry, Tim

Summary: Dramatization of Shakespeare's rise from humble beginnings in Elizabethan England to fame as a playwright.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Home Video 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV WIL

Greenblatt, Stephen

Summary: A young man from the provinces a man without wealth, connections, or university educatiońmoves to London. In a remarkably short time he becomes the greatest playwright not just of his age but of all time. His works appeal to urban sophisticates and first-time theatergoers; he turns politics into poetry; he recklessly mingles vulgar clowning and philosophical subtlety. How is such an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2005

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 822.33 SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM GRE

Riggs, David.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt 2005

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 822.3 RIG

Stanley, Diane.

Summary: A brief biography of the world's most famous playwright, using only historically correct information.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Morrow Junior Books 1992

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB SHAKES STA

Bryson, Bill.

Summary: William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography has long been a thicket of wild supposition arranged around scant facts. With a steady hand and his trademark wit, Bill Bryson sorts through this colorful muddle to reveal the man himself.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Audio 2007

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 Shakespeare

Burdett, Lois

Summary: Describes Shakespeare's life through the eyes of children. Includes children's illustrations, children's writings, and a genealogy of Shakespeare's family.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Firefly Books 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 822.33 BUR