Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
Will in the World How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare Author:Stephen Greenblatt The life and times of the greatest poet/dramatist in the English language, a realization of how little of his life's detail we actually know, and an appreciation of how his poetry and plays reflect the times he did know and left to us to share and enjoy. By the author/editor of numerous works on Shakespeare and Elizabethan England.
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.
A very intriguing look at William Shakespeare. Lots of "supposing" and "guessing", but the author made some very valid points and definitely did his research. I am not a big fan of Shakespeare, but I certainly feel I know him better after reading this book.