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Interview with Stephen Greenblatt
Stephen Greenblatt shares his thoughts about what make Shakespeare Shakespeare and why the Bard continues to fascinate us endlessly.
If you are a Bardolator like myself and read just about everything about Will you can lay your hands on, you will enjoy this book as immensely as I have.
Although Greenblatt's writing is clear and accessible, he makes the assumption that you have already read Shakespeare's plays, or at least are VERY familiar with them.
While I truly enjoyed this book, and will recommend it to others, I am left with the feeling after reading the book that I still do not really know Shakespeare.
There were chapters that were engaging, and then there were chapters that were a bit too theoretical and based on assumption. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Josephine Siu
Loved this book. If you love history, this is a feast for the brain. Fascinating history of the life and times of Shakespeare. A must read. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Patricia Ades
Will in the World is an impressive and entertaining pastiche. Stephen Greenblatt combines different forms--history, biography and literary criticism to show how Shakespeare's... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Laurence R. Bachmann
I had looked forward with great anticipation to reading this book. Firstly it was written by the author of The Swerve, one of the most brilliant, thought-provoking books I have... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ian D Gordon
Greenblatt;'s a superlative writer. His writing is absorbing, clearly and thoughtfully expressed, and a joy to read. Read morePublished 2 months ago by jerome rubin
Hypothesizes some dozen explanations for S's overwhelming power, with convincing consistency. A wonderful life that parallels S's accomplishments and delivers on the subtitle's... Read morePublished 4 months ago by tfacquire
This book has given me new insights into the plays. Now I understand what Hamlet's ghost really wants and why there are three witches in Macbeth. I need to see the plays again.Published 4 months ago by Mikey516