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Will in the world : how Shakespeare became Shakespeare / Stephen Greenblatt.

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  • ISBN: 9780393352603
  • ISBN: 0393352609
  • Physical Description: 438 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2016.

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General Note: "First published as a Norton paperback 2005" Title page verso.
With a new afterword (pages 390-398).
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [399]-416) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: "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."
Awards Note: National Book Award Finalist/Pulitzer Prize finalist.
Subject: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Dramatists, English > Early modern, 1500-1700 > Biography.
Theater > England > History > 16th century.
England > Intellectual life > 16th century.

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