Book Discussion on Will in the World: Shakespeare

Mr. Greenblatt talked about his book Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare, published by W.W. Norton and… read more

Mr. Greenblatt talked about his book Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare, published by W.W. Norton and Company. He described England during Shakespeare’s time and discussed how the period’s religious and social conflicts shaped Shakespeare’s work. He discussed techniques for teaching Shakespeare, the importance of Shakespeare for students of English, and the evolving place Shakespeare occupies in the literary canon. He spoke about William Shakespeare’s life and spoke about the circumstances that prompted him to write plays like Hamlet and The Merchant of Venice. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on Will in the World: Shakespeare

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183799-1
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Booknotes
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 14, 2004
Last Aired:
Nov 12, 2011

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  • Nov 14, 2004 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 14, 2004 | 10:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 15, 2004 | 6:00am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 24, 2007 | 2:03am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 19, 2008 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 12, 2011 | 6:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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