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Will in the World

How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

Stephen Greenblatt (Author, Harvard University)

 

"Greenblatt knows more about [Shakespeare] than Ben Jonson or the Dark Lady did."—John Leonard, ?Harper's

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? How did Shakespeare become Shakespeare? 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. ​A Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award Finalist.

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  • Paperback
  • September 2005
  • ISBN 978-0-393-32737-3
  • 5.6 × 8.3 in / 448 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, Singapore and Malaysia, but excluding the British Commonwealth.

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