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A young man from the World PDFEPUB #196 a small provincial town moves to London in the late s and in a remarkably short time becomes the greatest playwright not of his age alone but. If you re into stuff like this you can read the full reviewNature Abhors a Vacuum Will in the World How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare by Stephen GreenblattIs there a Shakespearean lover who does not know that there is precious little actual information about Shakespeare and as a result there are all these theories speculating about who he really was I ve read a few of them and I ve always considered these to be crap that show us about the enthusiast of the theory than they do about Shakespeare I have read many books about Shakespeare but none have provoked a mixed and reaction in me than Greenblatts There are some great weaknesses Read on As I was reading this what came into my mind was that celebrated statement I think by AL Rowse that he was prepared to stake his reputation on the claim that all the Dark Lady from the sonnets 127 154 was in fact Emilia Lanier Never mind that it s never been clear that Lanier was a dark lady let alone the Dark Lady or indeed whether or not there was a real Dark Lady at all in real life By Jove what if Shakespeare actually made the whole thing up What if Greenblatt wanted to give Rowse a run for his money when it comes to reinventing Shakespeare s life I m uite astonished that it found a publisher at all let alone that someone paid close to a million dollars to have it published I m not talking about being littered with spelling mistakes or grammatical errors the worst is the utter lack of scholarly accuracy eg Shakespeare hating Anne Hathaway Shakespeare s Anti Jewishness the meeting in Lancashire between Edmund Campion and the teenage Shakespeare Falstaff as being a tribute both to Robert Greene and to Shakespeare s own father the attempt at simplifying and normalizing the complex sexuality of Shakespeare etc If you re into Shakespeare read on

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Will in the World How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

Ely 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. I think the theory of Shakespeare that he s espousing is a little far fetched I m just going to put it out there The way he gets from argument to argument is well this probably didn t happen but what if it did then this would be true and then he ll go on to spout some historical facts that would then fall into place of that was true So as an academic argument I don t find this book particularly strongHowever There is a lot of information here about the life of Shakespeare presented in a readable enjoyable intriguing format I am in favor of anything that gets people reading Shakespeare I got through it in a week very easily Logical flaws aside it does make for interesting reading Even if it doesn t convince you of the truth I really enjoyed going through it It helped me to formulate some of my own ideas about the effect of Shakespeare s life on his writings There are a few minor ideas presented that I found intriguing as well If you like what if books historical fiction or you re into shakespeare this book is for you

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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 acut. Everyone understood that Latin learning was inseparable from whipping One educational theorist of the time speculated that the buttocks were created in order to facilitate the learning of Latin Stephen Greenblatt Will in the World How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare Every historian critic author or amateur who starts a book on William Shakespeare knows they are facing tremendous odds Shakespeare was private lived 400 years ago left very few written records about himself and those things he did leave are often ambiguous Writing a book about him is like writing a serious book about Moses Jesus or Kubla Khan Separating the myth from the man and the man from his work is a full time and nearly uixotic gig So how do you write a book about the most important and imaginative writer EVER Probably just how Greenblatt did You use what you have You speculate when you must You utilize textual analysis to tease out what Shakespeare might have been like using his plays as peep stones You jump to historical analysis to tease out what was going on around him You build a narrative with all the spare details to try to understand the man and even occasionally try to understand some of his major literary pieces You compare Shakespeare to his contemporaries You know his plays like almost nobody else And then you just go for itAnyway Greenblatt did an amazing job He was academic but wrote for a general audience He wasn t bombastic or greedy He was open casual and let the Shakespeare s story that was there speak for itself I m not sure if I liked this book or The Swerve better They are both worth the time and Shakespeare is definitely worth the effort


10 thoughts on “Will in the World How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

  1. says:

    ”To understand who Shakespeare was it is important to follow the verbal traces he left behind back into the life he lived

  2. says:

    I never thought this would happen to me but while I was reading this book I actually had a sense of nostalgia for Harold Bloom A woman

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    If you're into stuff like this you can read the full reviewNature Abhors a Vacuum “Will in the World – How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare” by Stephen GreenblattIs there a Shakespearean lover who does not kno

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    As any fule kno 'twas Ben Jonson who famously said of his friend Mr William Shakespeare that he was not of an age but for all time Which bon

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    “Everyone understood that Latin learning was inseparable from whipping One educational theorist of the time spe

  6. says:

    Possibly as far away from the reality of Shakespeare's life as any silly fairy tale but highly readable and a wonderful companion to reading the playsFull review maybe later

  7. says:

    I think the theory of Shakespeare that he's espousing is a little far fetched I'm just going to put it out there T

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    If Shakespeare wore shoes and we have reason to suppose he did he might have worn some like the ones in this picture I'm paraphrasing but not by much This is Greenblatt's own special brand of persiflage that drove Germaine Greer to write her excellent Shakespeare's Wife so I guess this book was good for something Read Greer instead On her way to responsible speculation about the character of Anne Hathaway trad

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    This book could have been perhaps even should have been so much worse than it turned out Even stating the premise sends a shiver down my spine The premise is “How about we speculate on the life and loves of Shakespeare on the basis of the evidence we can find in his plays poems and sonnets” You can feel it can't you? It is like the shiver you get from a wind blowing off snowIf I’d guessed the book was goi

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    I studied a lot of Shakespeare in college I just like that guy No one else can explore such huge themes so concisely and so beautifully and I think he's the real dealAnd he's hard to biographize partly because we famously don't know a ton about him but also I think partly because he was just something special Someone who wrote outside hims