Will In The World – Stephen Greenblatt

Will In The World How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare is the best Shakespeare biography ever written for most. Apart from that, since I haven’t read a Shakespeare biography, I won’t be able to make a personal comparison, but one thing I know is that Stephen Greenblatt is an exquisite author. I have read The Swerve by him before, and I can say that he has done an excellent job in this biography as well.


Will In The World - Stephen Greenblatt

Will In The World will be a fantastic book for people who are interested in Shakespeare. But let me just say that if you are not interested in Shakespeare, it may seem a little long. However, after reading the book, you will look at Shakespeare’s works with entirely different eyes, and you will evaluate the books from different perspectives. Since we know very little about Shakespeare, you will find plenty of, perhaps, or possibly, throughout the book. You will still be amazed by the logical implications and in-depth research of Stephen Greenblatt. Enjoy!

Will In The World - Stephen Greenblatt

Will In The World

Shakespeare was a man of his time, constantly engaging with his audience’s deepest desires and fears. And by reconnecting with this historic reality we are able to experience the true character of the playwright himself. Greenblatt traces Shakespeare’s unfolding imaginative generosity – his ability to inhabit others. To confer upon them his own strength of spirit, to make them truly live. As independent beings as no other artist has ever done.

Digging deep into the vital links between the playwright and his world. Will in the World provides the fullest account ever written of the living, breathing man behind the masterpieces.

Stephen Greenblatt

Stephen Jay Greenblatt is an American Shakespearean, literary historian, and so author. He has served as the John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University since 2000.

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