Britannica Beginner Bios IV: William Shakespeare: Playwright and Poet, 1st Edition

  • Daniel E. Harmon
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  • ISBN-10: 1680488163
  • ISBN-13: 9781680488166
  • DDC: 822.3
  • Grade Level Range: 2nd Grade - 3rd Grade
  • 32 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released February 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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The "bard of Avon," as he is remembered, earned popularity and fortune during his lifetime more than four hundred years ago. Today, William Shakespeare is more famous than ever. He wrote or cowrote thirty-eight stage comedies, tragedies, and historical dramas. He also penned many romantic poems. Some of the world's best-known literary quotations come from his writings. Young readers will discover why many historians consider him the greatest playwright of all time.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Who Was William Shakespeare?.
2: A Lad Bound for Fame.
3: London Life and Entertainment.
4: The Plays.
5: Success and Lasting Fame.
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