Introduction to Shakespeare’s Life

Books:

Will in the World, How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare: by Stephen Greenblatt
Shakespeare: The World as Stage by Bill Bryson
The Lodger Shakespeare; His Life on Silver Street by Charles Nicholl
Shakespeare by Michael Wood
Shadowplay: The Hidden Beliefs and Coded Politics of William Shakespeare by Clare Asquith
Shakespeare’s works online: http://shakespeare.mit.edu/

An In Our Time episode on the works of Shakespeare: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00546s8

Youtube Videos
Hip Hop Shakespeare TedX talk from Akala

10 Curious Facts about Shakespeare

Web Links
Shakespeare’s Lost Years: http://www.bardweb.net/content/ac/lostyears.html
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust: http://www.shakespeare.org.uk/explore-shakespeare/students-and-enthusiasts/engage/tea-room/shakespeare-039-s-life-and-times.html
Shakespeare and the American Dream: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/09/william-shakespeare-a-quintessentially-american-author
Words Shakespeare Invented: http://www.shakespeare-online.com/biography/wordsinvented.html
An #englandcast listener’s adaptation of the Sonnets: https://sites.google.com/site/eternitypromised/

Conspiracy and Authorship Questions
Shakespeare: The Conspiracy Theories from the Telegraph
Who Really Wrote Shakespeare from the Guardian
The Mystery of Shakespeare’s Identity from Time

 

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