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Pages Through the Ages: 'Shakespeare: The World as Stage'

Wed, April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT


Pages Through the Ages is a book discussion group focused on both historical nonfiction and fiction. Celebrate William Shakespeare's 460th birthday by discussing Shakespeare: The World as Stage by Bill Bryson.

Bryson’s best-selling biography of William Shakespeare takes the reader on an enthralling tour through Elizabethan England and the eccentricities of Shakespearean scholarship — updated with a new introduction by the author to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography has long been a thicket of wild supposition arranged around scant facts. With a steady hand and his trademark wit, Bryson sorts through this colorful muddle to reveal the man himself. His Shakespeare is like no one else's — the beneficiary of Bryson's genial nature, his engaging skepticism, and a gift for storytelling unrivaled in our time.

All history buffs are welcome! Copies of the books are available at The Westport Library patron service desk or electronically.

History 101
History of the World


Wed, April 24
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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Room 215, The Westport Library
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States
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