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Shakespeare the Biography: Volume 1

AuthorPeter Ackroyd

NarratorSimon Callow

Duration3h

CategoriesAdult Non-Fiction, Biography and Autobiography

Key StageKS4

PublisherRandom House

VersionAbridged

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Shakespeare was born in Stratford on 23rd April 1564 and died in the same English country town on the same date in 1616. This audiobook is the first in a series of four and explores the birth and youth of Shakespeare, his family fortunes and misfortunes and his emergence onto the London theatre scene.

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