From Country Lad to Upstart Crow – Reading List

To accompany Matt's series exploring Shakespeare's life before the theatre, here's the bibliography of texts, web pages and articles used and referenced.

General Series Reference

In Search of Shakespeare, Michael Wood, 2003, ISBN 0-563-53477

Shakespeare the Biography, Peter Ackroyd, 2005, ISBN 9780749386559

Shakespeare: A Life, Park Honan, 1998, ISBN 0-19-811792-2

Shakespeare The Man, AL Rowse, 1973, pub. Western Printing Services Ltd

Shakespeare, Bill Bryson, 2007, ISBN 978-0-00-732523-8

A Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England, Ian Mortimer, 2013, ISBN 9780099542070

Quotes from plays taken from Penguin and Arden editions

Episode specific references:

Episode 1

The Shakespeare Conspiracy, Grahem Phillips & Martin Keatman, 1994, ISBN 0-7126-5883-1

Episode 2 & 3 - Home Life and Parents

Shakespeare's Wife, Germaine Greer, 2007, ISBN 978-0-74750-9300-3

Episode 4 - Entertainments

Ungentle Shakespeare, Katherine Duncan-Jones, 2001, ISBN 1-0903436-26-5

Episode 6 - The Natural World

A Shakespeare Botanical, Margaret Wills, 2015, ISBN 978-1-85124-437-9

Botanical Shakespeare, Gerit Quealy, 2017, ISBN 978-0-06-246989-2

The Landscape of William Shakespeare, Michael Justin Davis, 1987, ISBN 0-866350-103-6

Episode 7 - Lost Years

Sergeant Shakespeare, Duff Cooper, 1949, p.Rupert Hart-Davis

Episode 8

Shakespeare & Co, Stanley Wells, 2006, ISBN 978-0-141-01713-6

Shakespeare's Opposites, Andrew Gurr, 2009, ISBN 978-1-107-66943-7

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