Biographic: Shakespeare2020-03-20T14:24:07+00:00

Biographic: Shakespeare

The ‘Biographic’ series presents an entirely new way of looking at the lives of the world’s greatest thinkers and creatives. It takes the 50 defining facts, dates, thoughts, habits, and achievements of each subject, and uses infographics to convey each of them in vivid snapshots.

Many people know that William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was a playwright and poet, who wrote Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth and is widely considered the greatest dramatist of all time. What, perhaps, they don’t know is that he wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets, that he left behind six different versions of his signature, and that nobody knows what he did between 1585 and 1592. Biographic: Shakespeare presents a playful guide to his life and work, with an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the playwright behind the plays.

Author Information

Viv Croot
Viv Croot is a writer and editor specialising in adult non-fiction and popular culture. She has written or contributed to over 50 books on subjects from art to zoology, and her recent titles include Biographic: The Beatles and Biographic: Klimt. She lives in Essex, England.