Will in the world : how Shakespeare became Shakespeare (Book, 2004) [WorldCat.org]
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Will in the world : how Shakespeare became Shakespeare

Author: Stephen Greenblatt
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How did Shakespeare become Shakespeare? Stephen Greenblatt enables us to see, hear, and feel how an acutely sensitive and talented boy, surrounded by the rich tapestry of Elizabethan life - full of drama and pageantry, and also cruelty and danger - could have become the world's greatest playwright. Greenblatt makes inspired connections between an entertainment presented to Queen Elizabeth on a visit to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biografie
Biography
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Greenblatt
ISBN: 022406276X 9780224062763
OCLC Number: 56645552
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 430 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Primal scenes --
Ch. 2. The dream of restoration --
Ch. 3. The great fear --
Ch. 4. Wooing, wedding, and repenting --
Ch. 5. Crossing the bridge --
Ch. 6. Life in the suburbs --
Ch. 7. Shakescene --
Ch. 8. Master-mistress --
Ch. 9. Laughter at the scaffold --
Ch. 10. Speaking with the dead --
Ch. 11. Bewitching the king --
Ch. 12. The triumph of the everyday.
Responsibility: Stephen Greenblatt.

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The theatre for which Shakespeare wrote and acted was a cut-throat commercial entertainment industry. Yet his plays were also intensely alert to the social and political realities of their times.  Read more...

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