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The Resource Will in the world : how Shakespeare became Shakespeare, Stephen Greenblatt

Will in the world : how Shakespeare became Shakespeare, Stephen Greenblatt

Label
Will in the world : how Shakespeare became Shakespeare
Title
Will in the world
Title remainder
how Shakespeare became Shakespeare
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Greenblatt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A young man from the provinces a man without wealth, connections, or university education--moves to London. In a remarkably short time he becomes the greatest playwright not just of his age but of all time. His works appeal to urban sophisticates and first-time theatergoers; he turns politics into poetry; he recklessly mingles vulgar clowning and philosophical subtlety. How is such an achievement to be explained? How did Shakespeare become Shakespeare? [In this volume, the author] enables us to see, hear, and feel how an acutely sensitive and talented boy, surrounded by the rich tapestry of Elizabethan life - full of drama and pageantry, and also cruelty and danger - could have become the world's greatest playwright ... In every case, [the author] brings a flash of illumination to the work, enabling us to experience these great plays again as if for the first time, and with greater understanding and appreciation of their extraordinary depth and humanity.-Dust jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
FVC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greenblatt, Stephen
Dewey number
822.3/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2894
LC item number
.G74 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Dramatists, English
  • Theater
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
Will in the world : how Shakespeare became Shakespeare, Stephen Greenblatt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-407) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
430 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780965931182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm61852428
  • (Sirsi) o61852428
  • (OCoLC)61852428
Label
Will in the world : how Shakespeare became Shakespeare, Stephen Greenblatt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-407) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
430 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780965931182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm61852428
  • (Sirsi) o61852428
  • (OCoLC)61852428

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