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Will in the World: Shakespeare

Synopsis
Stephen Greenblatt talks about his book Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare, published by W.W. Norton and Co. He describes England during Shakespeare’s time and discusses how the period’s religious and social conflicts shaped Shakespeare’s work. He discusses techniques for teaching Shakespeare, the importance of Shakespeare for students of English, and the evolving place Shakespeare occupies in the literary canon. He speaks about Shakespeare’s life and the circumstances that prompted him to write plays like Hamlet and The Merchant of Venice.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Multimedia; Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
13 Oct 2004 (Channel: C-SPAN2)
Duration
57 mins

Credits

Contributor
Stephen Greenblatt

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
biographies; history of the 16th century; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); teaching

Production Company

Name

C-SPAN

Distributor (Sale)

Name

C-Span Video Library

Web
http://www.c-spanvideo.org External site opens in new window
Notes
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