The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0565  Thursday, 15 June 2006

From: 		Hardy M. Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
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  

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