Book Reviews of Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
Will in the World How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
Author: Stephen Greenblatt
ISBN-13: 9780393050578
ISBN-10: 0393050572
Publication Date: 9/30/2004
Pages: 386
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Book Type: Hardcover
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Engaging discussion of Shakespeare's life. Criticized for being speculative, I personally found it convincing and very readable.
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This book compares Shakespeare's plays with what was happening to him personally and in the world politically at the time he was writing. It gets a bit fanciful -- but them I find all literary criticism a bit fanciful. It is an easy historical read, and added to my enjoyment of his work.