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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
"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
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.


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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