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: New York : W.W. Norton, [2004] ©2004
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This volume is a biography on English poet and playwright, William Shakespeare. Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. In this work, the author attempts to provide a vivid and plausible version of the undocumented areas of Shakespeare's life. The author intends to demonstrate how an acutely sensitive and talented boy -- surrounded by the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biographies
History
Biographies (form)
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Greenblatt, Stephen, 1943-
Will in the World.
(OCoLC)1227380777
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Greenblatt
ISBN: 0393050572 9780393050578 0393928802 9780393928808 9780393327373 039332737X
OCLC Number: 55286224
Awards: National Book Award Finalist, Nonfiction, 2004
Description: 430 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Primal scenes --
The dream of restoration --
The great fear --
Wooing, wedding, and repenting --
Crossing the bridge --
Life in the suburbs --
Shakescene --
Master-mistress --
Laughter at the scaffold --
Speaking with the dead --
Bewitching the king --
The triumph of the everyday.
Other Titles: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
Responsibility: Stephen Greenblatt.
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Abstract:

This volume is a biography on English poet and playwright, William Shakespeare. Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. In this work, the author attempts to provide a vivid and plausible version of the undocumented areas of Shakespeare's life. The author intends to demonstrate 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. He brings together little-known historical facts and little-noticed elements of Shakespeare's plays and makes connections between Shakespeare's life and his works.

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