Will in the World

Will in the World
How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
Stephen Greenblatt
First published: 2004
Pages: 438
Sets: 1
Total copies: 15


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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