Thursday, January 3, 2008

Bill Bryson on Shakespeare!

One of the gems fresh off the truck - Shakespeare: The World as Stage(Eminent Lives)
by Bill Bryson.

Bryson documents the efforts of earlier scholars, from today's most respected academics to eccentrics like Delia Bacon, an American who developed a firm but unsubstantiated conviction that her namesake, Francis Bacon, was the true author of Shakespeare's plays. Emulating the style of his famous travelogues, Bryson records episodes in his research, including a visit to a bunkerlike room in Washington, D.C., where the world's largest collection of First Folios is housed. " From BookSense.

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