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    Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare? (CD-Audio) By (author) James Shapiro, Narrator Wanda McCaddon

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    DescriptionFor nearly two centuries, the authorship of William Shakespeare's plays has been challenged by writers and artists as diverse as Sigmund Freud, Mark Twain, Henry James, Helen Keller, Orson Welles, Malcolm X, and Sir Derek Jacobi. How could a young man from rural Warwickshire, lacking a university education, write some of the greatest works in the English language? How do we explain the seemingly unbridgeable gap between Shakespeare's life and works? "Contested Will" unravels the mystery of Shakespeare's authorship, retracing why and when doubts first arose, what's at stake in the controversy for how we value Shakespeare's achievement, and why, in the end, there can be no doubt about who wrote the plays.


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    Title
    Contested Will
    Subtitle
    Who Wrote Shakespeare?
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James Shapiro, Narrator Wanda McCaddon
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 186 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 82 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400166480
    ISBN 10: 1400166489
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000
    DC22: 822.33
    BIC subject category V2: DSGS
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 822.3/3
    B&T Approval Code: C25107270
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    B&T General Subject: 495
    BISAC V2.8: LIT015000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55710
    B&T Approval Code: A23150000
    BISAC V2.8: DRA010000, LIT006000
    LC classification: PR2937 .S47 2010D
    Thema V1.0: DSG, DSBD
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    06 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    James Shapiro is the Larry Miller Professor of English at Columbia University and the author of four books, including "A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599," which won the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize in the United Kingdom. Wanda McCaddon has narrated well over six hundred titles for major audio publishers and has earned more than twenty-five Earphones Awards from "AudioFile" magazine. She has also won a coveted Audie Award, and "AudioFile" has named her one of recording's Golden Voices.
    Review quote
    "Shapiro's lucid and fair-minded account and McCaddon's exemplary narration combine to make this work accessible to anyone who loves Shakespeare." ---AudioFile