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Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare


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KDelphi, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by KDelphi)
This is the most fun Shakespeare book I have read in years.
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wurdnurd, April 20, 2010 (view all comments by wurdnurd)
Thoroughly researched and engagingly written, this study of the life of William Shakespeare resonates with insight and enthusiasm for the subject. While little is actually known of the man, Shakespeare still emerges as a flesh and blood person, reflecting and influencing the age in which he lived. Highly recommended for those who love Shakespeare, literary biographies and academic puzzles alike!
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ecjconsulting, January 5, 2009 (view all comments by ecjconsulting)
I could not have believed a work on this level of scholarship could be such a compelling read. Greenblatt fills in murky areas in Shakespeare's life and world, and in so doing, sheds enormous light on all the works. A must-read for anyone who has ever enjoyed a performance of a Shakespeare play.
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gelis17, August 21, 2006 (view all comments by gelis17)
Greenblatt brings Shakespeare to life like no other biographer I've read. He allows Shakespeare to speak directly to the reader through the exquisite language of his plays and sonnets.
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Greenblatt, Stephen
W. W. Norton & Company
Greenblatt, Stephen J.
Shakespeare, William
Dramatists, English -- Early modern, 1500-1700.
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16 pages of color illustrations
8.3 x 5.6 x 1.2 in 0.9 lb

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Product details 448 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393327373 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Startlingly good — the most complexly intelligent and sophisticated, and yet the most keenly enthusiastic, study of the life and work taken together that I have ever read."
"Review" by , "[Greenblatt] is a masterful storyteller; his prose is elegant and subtle, if sometimes slippery; and his imagination is rich and interesting....One can see why Will in the World is a nominee for the National Book Award."
"Review" by , "Greenblatt sketches the Elizabethan theater ably, but doesn't consider deeply enough how Shakespeare might have fit into it."
"Review" by , "Greenblatt is at his best when he merges his gifts as a literary critic and scholar with his instincts as a biographer."
"Review" by , "A speculative but rigorous biography that ties the man's historical record to his plays....Will in the World is a successful attempt to be the layperson's Bard bio of choice for the next decade."
"Review" by , "vivid and plausible version of the undocumented areas of Shakespeare's life....People wanting a general biography of Shakespeare will find this intriguing."
"Review" by , "So engrossing, clearheaded, and lucid that its arrival is not just welcome but cause for celebration."--Dan Cryer, Newsday
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