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Shakespeare by Peter Ackroyd
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May 08, 2008

really liked it
Read in March, 2012

not bad...my one complaint would be there doesn't seem to be a lot of original work here...
ackroyd basically took all the bios that were written in the past decade or so and aggregated them into one volume...i read greenblatt's 'will in the world' a few years back and could readily pick out passages that were re-produced here almost verbatim...his photographs were also culled from other recent texts...not a big problem, but there it is...
if you haven't read any of the the other recent works then by all means pick this up...it's engaging and erudite...

Just read it again. I don't really know why.
I really like the cover.
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