On their latest trip to the UK, Shari's family made sure they spent a few days in London, introducing their acting/singing teenager to the higher points of British culture. Once they got past the meat pies and tour buses, they immersed themselves in the recreation of Shakespeare's Globe Theater. Their daughter was hooked and the next summer performed in a Shakespeare in the Park production of Love's Labors Lost.
Shakespeare: The World as Stage by Bill Bryson
We know so very little about William Shakespeare. What we do know might take up a page, at most. But for witty travel writer Bill Bryson, it takes more like 200. Bryson pays homage to the life and times of William Shakespeare and details his own journey through the research of earlier scholars. The end result is an entertaining travelogue-style look at one of the world's greatest poets.
(Harper Perennial, 2008)