The Pulitzer Prize and nationwide booklet Award finalist, reissued with a brand new afterword for the four-hundredth anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.
a tender guy from a small provincial city strikes to London within the overdue 1580s and, in a remarkably few minutes, turns into the best playwright no longer of his age by myself yet of all time. How is an success of this importance to be defined? Stephen Greenblatt brings us all the way down to earth to determine, listen, and consider how an acutely delicate and proficient boy, surrounded via the wealthy tapestry of Elizabethan existence, may have turn into the world’s maximum playwright. 23 illustrations