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In Search of Shakespeare is a BBC documentary series presented by Michael Wood, about William Shakespeare's life somewhat obscured by the historical record. The series consists of four episodes which explore the life and works of the world's greatest and most famous writer William Shakespeare. The first episode "A Time of Revolution" shows Shakespeare's life in the early years of Elizabeth's reign, at the beginning of Elizabeth's Cultural Revolution.

The second episode "The Lost Years" deals with the ten years in Shakespeare's life between the ages of 18 and 28 and explains how Shakespeare became a star writer in London. The third episode "The Duty of Poets" uncovers Shakespeare's rise to fame and fortune in Elizabethan London, and his disasters in life and love. And the fourth and final episode "For All Time" tells the story of Shakespeare's life in the "New Age" of King James I.

Episode 1 - A Time of Revolution
This episode shows Shakespeare's life in the early years of Elizabeth's reign, at the beginning of Elizabeth's Cultural Revolution.

Episode 2 - The Lost Years
This episode deals with the ten years in Shakespeare's life between the ages of 18 and 28 and explains how Shakespeare became a star writer in London.

Episode 3 - The Duty of Poets
This episode uncovers Shakespeare's rise to fame and fortune in Elizabethan London, and his disasters in life and love.

Episode 4 - For All Time
This episode tells the story of Shakespeare's life in the "New Age" of King James I.


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e-Books
A Life of William Shakespeare
Author: Sidney Lee, 1859-1926. Subject: William Shakespeare, 1564-1616. Publisher: Smith, Elder & co., London. Book Contributor: University of California Libraries.
Shakespeare and His Predecessors
Author: Frederick S. Boas, 1862-1957. Subject: William Shakespeare (1564-1616); English drama. Publisher: London, J. Murray. Book Contributor: Cornell University Library.
A Life of William Shakespeare
Author: Joseph Quincy Adams. Subject: William Shakespeare, 1564-1616. Publisher: Boston and New York,: Houghton Mifflin company. Book Contributor: University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries.
William Shakespeare: A Study of Facts and Problems (Vol. I)
Author: E. K. Chambers. Publisher: Oxford at the Clarendon Press. Book contributor: Universal Digital Library. Read Online. PDF. EPUB. Kindle. Full Text.
William Shakespeare: A Biography
Author: Charles Knight, 1791-1873. Subject: William Shakespeare, 1564-1616. Publisher: London G. Routledge. Book contributor: Robarts - University of Toronto.
William Shakespeare
Author: Victor Hugo, 1802-1885; Melville B. Anderson, 1851-1933. Subject: William Shakespeare, 1564-1616. Publisher: Chicago : A.C. McClurg. Book Contributor: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Open Source Shakespeare: search Shakespeare's works, read the texts
Open Source Shakespeare: An Experiment in Literary Technology. Open Source Shakespeare attempts to be the best free Web site containing Shakespeare's complete works.
Folger Digital Texts
Folger Digital Texts - expertly edited and encoded Shakespeare texts. The plays in Folger Digital Texts are taken from the Folger Shakespeare Library editions.