"A lively and highly entertaining introduction to Shakespeare's professional world." —The New York Times
“[Wells] sets out with elegance and ease to chronicle Shakespeare's relationships with his fellow workers, that remarkable collection of actors and playwrights without whom there would not have been a golden age of English drama-or, Wells vigorously argues, Shakespeare as we know him.” —The Atlantic Monthly
“Entertaining. . . . Highly readable. . . . Pulling Shakespeare back down among the mortals-especially entertaining ones such as Marlowe and Jonson-is a worthy undertaking.” —Richmond Times Dispatch
About the Author
is the author of Shakespeare: For All Time
, chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Emeritus Professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of Birmingham, general editor of the Penguin and Oxford editions of Shakespeare's works and co-editor of The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare
. He lieves in England.