Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare by Stephen Greenblatt

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  • Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
    The Tempest is an ideal title for this play, one of Shakespeare's greatest and last. Not only is an actual tempest portrayed in the opening scene—conjured up by Prospero and serving to capture his...

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  • Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
    It shows Hamlet's growing preoccupation with death. In particular, it illustrates how it makes fools of us all, bringing each and every one of us down to the same level. Yorick was once a...

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    In "Sonnet 97" the speaker is lamenting being separated from his beloved. To be apart from her for so long feels like the cold of winter. And yet they first parted during the summer, a time of...

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