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Will in the World

How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

Stephen J. Greenblatt


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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (3/9/2008)
Paperback (4/4/2016)
Compact Disc (3/10/2016)


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.

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393327373, 430pp.

Publication Date: September 17, 2005