By The Best of Shakespeare: A Tedious Brief List of the Best Shakespeare Books Available (on

Shakespeare's Lifetime

Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare...

Stephen Greenblatt


The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606

James Shapiro


A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599

James Shapiro


This Is Shakespeare

Emma Smith


Genius of Shakespeare (-10th Anniversa)

Jonathan Bate


A Life of William Shakespeare

Sidney Lee


Shakespeare: A Life in Drama

Stanley Wells


Shakespeare at Work, 1592-1603

G. B. Harrison


Shakespeare: The Poet in His World

M. C. Bradbrook


Who was William Shakespeare?

Dympna Callaghan


Shakespeare and Biography

David Bevington


Shakespeare: The World as Stage

Bill Bryson


Shakespeare: The Biography

Peter Ackroyd


William Shakespeare & the Globe



Imagining Shakespeare's Wife: The Afterlife of Anne Hathaway

Katherine West Scheil


Shakespeare's London 1613

David M. Bergeron


Explore!: Shakespeare

Jane Bingham


Shakespeare's Wife

Germaine Greer


Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare

Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema


A Child's Portrait of Shakespeare

Lois Burdett


Shakespeare's Friends

Kate Pogue


Profiling Shakespeare

Marjorie Garber