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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,124 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen Greenblatt Narrator: Peter Jay Fernandez Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Award-winning author Stephen Greenblatt is one of the most influential literary thinkers in the world. An acclaimed interpreter of Shakespeare's works, his ideas have changed the way countless people approach the classics. Now Greenblatt's uniquely brilliant voice delivers a magnificent biography of the Bard himself.

It is impossible to have any understanding of literature and not be familiar with William Shakepeare. He has influenced Western culture more than any other author. But how were Shakespeare's remarkable accomplishments even possible? How could a man without wealth, connections, or a university education move to London and quickly become the greatest playwright of all time? In this emerging narrative, Elizabethan England is reawakened, and we at last understand how Shakespeare became a legendary figure. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Christine | 2/9/2014

    " Greenblatt knows Shakespeare like no one else. A wealth of fun, historical and little known info about the bard. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Vera | 2/6/2014

    " An interesting biography, especially since so little is known of Shakespeare's life. My only problem with this book was how much of it was based on the plays and sonnets. We cannot know that an attitude a writer expresses is a reflection of his own feelings on a subject, especially when he is portraying either historical figures, or well-known characters in the public mind. The fact that the largest part of his work was written for the stage, not to be read, would indicate even more that his characters would have to be larger than life, and they all can't reflect his beliefs. The background information about the historical world he lived in was interesting if not new, and the book was well-written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Debbie | 2/4/2014

    " Another biography I enjoyed. Informative and detailed, but it kept my interest nicely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Laura | 1/22/2014

    " I enjoyed this book which was recommended to me by a client of mine. It attempts to give a portrait of Shakepeare based on documentary evidence about his life, a knowledge of the culture and history of his times, as well as the ideas and language of his work. Of course it is mostly quite speculative, but still very entertaining and informative. I would recommend it to Shakespeare lovers. "

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