Will in the World
How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
ISBN10: 039332737X ISBN13: 9780393327373 Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc Published: Sep 1 2005 Pages: 430 Weight: 0.90lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.25" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
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.