Shapiro's 1599 Wins Samuel Johnson Prize
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0565 Thursday, 15 June 2006
From: Hardy M. Cook <
Date: Thursday, June 15, 2006
Subject: Shapiro's 1599 Wins Samuel Johnson Prize
BBC news: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/arts/5080624.stm
Shakespeare biography wins prize:
A partial biography of Shakespeare has won BBC Four's Samuel Johnson
Prize for non-fiction.
James Shapiro's A Year In The Life of William Shakespeare looks at the
events that inspired the playwright in the year he wrote Henry V.
Mr Shapiro beat competition from Alan Bennett whose memoir Untold
Stories was favourite for the