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Will In The World

How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

by Stephen Greenblatt

Hardcover, 430 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $27.95 |


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A portrait of Elizabethan England and how it contributed to the making of William Shakespeare discusses how he moved to London lacking money, connections, and a formal education and rose to became his age's foremost playwright.

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