Will in the World
How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
Will in the World interweaves a searching account of Elizabethan England with a vivid narrative of the playwright's life. You see Shakespeare learning his craft, starting a family, and forging a career for himself in the wildly competitive London theater world, while at the same time grappling with dangerous religious and political forces. The basic biographical facts of Shakespeare's life have been known for over a century, but now Stephen Greenblatt shows how this particular life history gave rise to the world's greatest writer.
Stephen Greenblatt, 2004, Paperback, 448 Pages. ISBN-13: 978-0-393-32737-3.