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Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare (06 Edition)

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"So engrossing, clearheaded, and lucid that its arrival is not just welcome but cause for celebration."—Dan Cryer, Newsday

Stephen Greenblatt, the charismatic Harvard professor who "knows more about Shakespeare than Ben Jonson or the Dark Lady did" (John Leonard, Harper's), has written a biography that 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.

Bringing together little-known historical facts and little-noticed elements of Shakespeare's plays, Greenblatt makes inspired connections between the life and the works and delivers "a dazzling and subtle biography" (Richard Lacayo, Time). Readers will experience Shakespeare's vital plays again as if for the first time, but with greater understanding and appreciation of their extraordinary depth and humanity. This college edition includes 12 color plates.

A best book of the year: The New York Times 10 Best Books of 2004 • Time magazine's #1 Best Nonfiction Book • A Washington Post Book World Rave • An Economist Best Book • A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book • A Christian Science Monitor Best Book • A Chicago Tribune Best Book • A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Best Book • NPR's Maureen Corrigan's Best

Synopsis:

"So engrossing, clearheaded, and lucid that its arrival is not just welcome but cause for celebration." '"Dan Cryer, Newsday

Synopsis:

Stephen Greenblatt, esteemed scholar and General Editor of the newly published Eighth Edition of The Norton Anthology of English Literature, brings Shakespeare's world alive in this acclaimed biography, now available as a college paperback with 12 color plates and access to online commentary and discussion questions.

Synopsis:

Interweaving a searching account of Elizabethan England with a vivid narrative of Shakespeare's life, Greenblatt reveals in lively, accessible prose 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 most important playwright of all time.

Will in the World can be packaged with The Norton Shakespeare (one-volume cloth or separate genre volumes in any configuration) for only $5 net. Contact your local Norton representative for more information.

Synopsis:

Stephen Greenblatt, the charismatic Harvard professor who "knows more about Shakespeare than Ben Jonson or the Dark Lady did" (John Leonard, Harper's), has written a biography that 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. Bringing together little-known historical facts and little-noticed elements of Shakespeare's plays, Greenblatt makes inspired connections between the life and the works and delivers "a dazzling and subtle biography" (Richard Lacayo, Time). Readers will experience Shakespeare's vital plays again as if for the first time, but with greater understanding and appreciation of their extraordinary depth and humanity. A best book of the year: The New York Times10 Best Books of 2004; Timemagazine's #1 Best Nonfiction Book; A Washington PostBook World Rave ; An EconomistBest Book ; A San Francisco ChronicleBest Book; A Christian Science MonitorBest Book; A Chicago TribuneBest Book; A Pittsburgh Post-GazetteBest Book ; NPR's Maureen Corrigan's Best.

About the Author

Stephen Greenblatt (Ph.D. Yale) is Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University. Also General Editor of The Norton Shakespeare, he is the author of eleven books, including The Swerve: How the World Became Modern; Shakespeare's Freedom; Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare; Hamlet in Purgatory; Practicing New Historicism; Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World; and Learning to Curse: Essays in Early Modern Culture. He has edited seven collections of criticism, including Cultural Mobility: A Manifesto, and is a founding coeditor of the journal Representations. His honors include the MLA's James Russell Lowell Prize for Shakespearean Negotiations: The Circulation of Social Energy in Renaissance England, the Distinguished Humanist Award from the Mellon Foundation, the Wilbur Cross Medal from the Yale University Graduate School, the William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre, the Erasmus Institute Prize, two Guggenheim Fellowships, and the Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of California, Berkeley. He was president of the Modern Language Association of America and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393928808
Author:
Greenblatt, Stephen
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Greenblatt, Stephen J.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Edition Description:
College Edition
Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 pages of color illustrations
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , "So engrossing, clearheaded, and lucid that its arrival is not just welcome but cause for celebration." '"Dan Cryer, Newsday
"Synopsis" by , Stephen Greenblatt, esteemed scholar and General Editor of the newly published Eighth Edition of The Norton Anthology of English Literature, brings Shakespeare's world alive in this acclaimed biography, now available as a college paperback with 12 color plates and access to online commentary and discussion questions.
"Synopsis" by , Interweaving a searching account of Elizabethan England with a vivid narrative of Shakespeare's life, Greenblatt reveals in lively, accessible prose 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 most important playwright of all time.

Will in the World can be packaged with The Norton Shakespeare (one-volume cloth or separate genre volumes in any configuration) for only $5 net. Contact your local Norton representative for more information.
"Synopsis" by , Stephen Greenblatt, the charismatic Harvard professor who "knows more about Shakespeare than Ben Jonson or the Dark Lady did" (John Leonard, Harper's), has written a biography that 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. Bringing together little-known historical facts and little-noticed elements of Shakespeare's plays, Greenblatt makes inspired connections between the life and the works and delivers "a dazzling and subtle biography" (Richard Lacayo, Time). Readers will experience Shakespeare's vital plays again as if for the first time, but with greater understanding and appreciation of their extraordinary depth and humanity. A best book of the year: The New York Times10 Best Books of 2004; Timemagazine's #1 Best Nonfiction Book; A Washington PostBook World Rave ; An EconomistBest Book ; A San Francisco ChronicleBest Book; A Christian Science MonitorBest Book; A Chicago TribuneBest Book; A Pittsburgh Post-GazetteBest Book ; NPR's Maureen Corrigan's Best.
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