Will in the world : how Shakespeare became Shakespeare (Book, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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Will in the world : how Shakespeare became Shakespeare

Author: Stephen Greenblatt
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A young man from a small provincial town moves to London in the late 1580s and, in a remarkably short time, becomes the greatest playwright not of his age alone but of all time. How is an achievement of this magnitude to be explained? Stephen Greenblatt brings us down to earth to see, hear, and feel how an acutely sensitive and talented boy, surrounded by the rich tapestry of Elizabethan life, could have become the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
collective biographies
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Greenblatt
ISBN: 0393352609 9780393352603
OCLC Number: 909974576
Notes: "First published as a Norton paperback 2005"--Title page verso.
With a new afterword (pages 390-398).
Description: 438 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 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.

Abstract:

"A young man from a small provincial town moves to London in the late 1580s and, in a remarkably short time, becomes the greatest playwright not of his age alone but of all time. How is an achievement of this magnitude to be explained? Stephen Greenblatt brings us down to earth to see, hear, and feel how an acutely sensitive and talented boy, surrounded by the rich tapestry of Elizabethan life, could have become the world's greatest playwright."--

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