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Stephen Greenblatt Ö 1 REVIEWOn phrase does cover his arse n his speculations All the same there s little doubt for example that he thinks the Sonnets were written for Southampton and admittedly he does build a fairly compelling case He also builds an nteresting case to suggest William s father was an alcoholic But like everything else t Brazilian Surrender ismportant to have n the back of your mind a little voice saying we just don t know we just don t know repeatedly even during the most nteresting of these speculationsSo overall I did enjoy this book There Godforsaken Idaho is lots of stuffn Und Nietzsche weinte it I simply had never really heard before the section on Jewsn England there were none I did know but there s lots of detail here I knew nothing about I also had no dea that people used to kill cats and dogs at the first sign of plague and thereby unconsciously helped to spread Peer Support Handbook for the Police Officer it The best of this book are the parts where he talks about the grand themes that run through his plays and why Shakespeare might have had some of the preferences he demonstratesn his plays This The Devil's Double Buch, Deutsch Ausgabe: Ich war Saddams Sohn is a game I enjoy playing and love watching an expert att There s lots of nteresting material here and Greenblatt does know his stuff I uite enjoyed this book which B is for Buckeye: An Ohio Alphabet is much than I expected fromt A pleasant surprise I never thought this would happen to me but while I was reading this book I actually had a sense of nostalgia for Harold Bloom A woman I work with forced this book on me with the guarantee that I would adore Angriff The German Attack On Stalingrad In Photos it I later found out that she hates music like the Velvet Underground It s always people like that who are forcing book recommendations Not that there are people like that who hate the Velvet Underground I have a lot of faith that shes an solated caseThis book pretty much hit on every single thing I ever hate about books I know other people have said the writing was engaging but I have to disagree One sentence was just a list of the types of businesses that existed n London n the late 16th century The businesses were grouped together n a way that let the author use some semi colons and t seemed pretty clear to me that the whole purpose of the sentence was so that he could show he knew how to use semi colons If that s not the case and the editors had to put those semi colons n well god help us allI think this book should be classified as historical fiction because every sentence s about how maybe this happened or Reckless: My Life as a Pretender if then Shakespeare could have thought Theres a whole chapter devoted to speculating about whether Shakespeare had a happy marriage based on the marriages n his plays That makes me so madHere s what I would read a book that compiles the documentary history related to Shakespeare and has a short explanation of what the document s I would be fine with that Speculation Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now is sonfuriatingI was dating this guy recently and he only used the word film for movie which drives me crazy And then one day he asked me Guns of Arizona: A Land Where Legends Are Made if I wanted to go have a rompn the sack so I decided we should not go out any This Bitter Creek Posse: A tale of the Old West is the book version of the phrase rompn the sackI am judging the soul of both this book and anyone who Dárek z pravé lásky: 12 zimních políbení is passionate aboutt As to people who feel pretty neutral about t you are okay I will just assume the History it you are okay I will just assume the History Elizabethan England class you took n college was only
a survey Everyone understood that Latin learning was nseparable from whipping One educationalsurvey Everyone understood that Latin learning was nseparable from whipping One educational of the time speculated that the buttocks were created The Way of the Scarlet Pimpernel in order to facilitate the learning of Latin Stephen Greenblatt Willn the World How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare Every historian critic author or amateur who starts a book on William Shakespeare knows they are facing tremendous odds Shakespeare was private lived 400 years ago left very few written records about himself and those things he did leave are often ambiguous Writing a book about him Stevie is like writing a serious book about Moses Jesus or Kubla Khan Separating the myth from the man and the man from his works a full time and nearly uixotic gig So how do you write a book about the most mportant and maginative writer EVER Probably just how Greenblatt did You use what you have You speculate when you must You utilize textual analysis to tease out what Shakespeare might have been like using his plays as peep stones You jump to historical analysis to tease out what was going on around him You build a narrative with all the spare details to try to understand the man and even occasionally try to understand some of his major literary pieces You
Compare Shakespeare To His ContemporariesShakespeare to his contemporaries know his plays like almost nobody else And then you just go for tAnyway Greenblatt did an amazing job He was academic but wrote for a general audience He wasn t bombastic or greedy He was open casual and let the Shakespeare s story that was there speak for tself I m not sure f I liked this book or The Swerve better They are both worth the time and Shakespeare s definitely worth the effort If Shakespeare wore shoes and we have reason to suppose he did he might have worn some like the ones Moving into Meditation: A 12-Week Mindfulness Program for Yoga Practitioners in this picture I m paraphrasing but not by much Thiss Greenblatt s own special brand of persiflage that drove Germaine Greer to write her excellent Shakespeare s Wife so I guess this book was good for something Read Greer The Night Before Baseball at the Park by the Bay instead On her way to responsible speculation about the character of Anne Hathaway traditionally assumed to have been a millstone around her husband s neck on no evidence whatsoever except the unremarkable Greer explains why so To understand who Shakespeare wast Erlebtes Bauen Ost-Berlin 1959 Bis 1989: Fotografien Von Gisela Stappenbeck ismportant to follow the verbal traces he left behind back Keep Smiling Through into the life h As any fule kno twas Ben Jonson who famousl. Hows an achievement of this magnitude to be explained How did Shakespeare become Shakespeare Stephen Greenblatt brings us down to earth to see hear and feel how an acutely Y said of his friend Mr William Shakespeare that he was not of an age but for all time Which bon mot Strange Travelers: New Selected Stories is trotted out regularly not least by yours truly when guiding German high school students through the vagaries of Macbeth after all you have to try to persuade them that the fate of an eleventh century Scottish king could possibly have some relevance to a twenty first century audience So what do you do Well you emphasise the universal of course The Big Themes Ambition Fate Remorse Nihilism Self fulfilling propheciesrony how far are we masters of our own fate and how far are we puppets Miss Darby's Duenna in the hands of forces beyond our control The Nature of Evil Is Lady Macbethn cahoots with the Weird Sisters Or does her evil spring from her own foul natureWhat distinguished Harvard Professor Greenblatt does here Yoga for Everyone: 50 Poses for Every Type of Body is to take Mr William Shakespeare out of that bubble out of that vacuum of universal truth He draws our national poet down down from the cloudy heights of universal genius and plants him firmly back on the groundn his time Of an ageThis Bach Flower Therapy: Theory and Practice is not to diminish Shakespearen any way this New Historicism or whatever fancy label you want to stick on Professor Greenblatt s magnificent work does not reduce Shakespeare s opus but rather opens up rich new seams of nterpretation Examining the swirling currents that stormed around the restless genius the paranoia about plots to murder good ueen Bess the risks of recusancy the recklessness of his rivals the nnovations n theatrical design the Scottish King s troubled relationship with witches to mention but a few Prof Greenblatt then traces how they are reflected n Shakespeare s work Under any other circumstances I would be feeling ueasy at the very suggestion that we can or ever should read the man through the fictional work he produced But Professor Greenblatt has such a depth of knowledge both of the age and of Shakespeare s work and what s such a seductively supple sinuous style that any tendency to carp at the many speculative maybes and perhapses and The North American Journals of Prince Maximilian of Wied: April–September 1833 it s possible thats and of course we can t knows was soon banished lostn the warm flow of seamlessly nformative elegantly phrased argumentation I was utterly convinced n particular for example by the best reasoning I have ever read as to why Mr WS should have written sonnets urging the Earl of Southampton to fulfil the destiny of his own California, Dreaming of Love (50 U.S. States Romance Novel Series) incredible beauty by passingt on to the next generation This was the perfect antidote to the emptiness and melancholy left at the departure of the near and dear travelling back to their home that Mr. Monk and the New Lieutenant is than 6000 kilometres and five time zones away Troubles I ve finished No Will of My Own: How Patriarchy Smothers Female Dignity Personhood it What now The Swerve How the World Became Modern a fortiori now that I have experienced such an engrossing bath of warm light that does not dazzle but glows I think the theory of Shakespeare that he s espousings a little far fetched I m just going to put Armagnac: The Definitive Guide To France's Premier Brandy it out there The way he gets from argument to arguments well this probably didn T Happen But What happen but what t did then this would be true and then he ll go "ON TO SPOUT SOME HISTORICAL FACTS " to spout some historical facts would then fall nto place of that was true So as an academic argument I don t find this book particularly strongHowever There Bullwinkle and Rocky is a lot ofnformation here about the life of Shakespeare presented Kamus Bahasa Indonesia in a readable enjoyablentriguing format I am Pandora Gets Lazy in favor of anything that gets people reading Shakespeare I got throught The School of Hard Knocks: Combat Leadership in the American Expeditionary Forces in a week very easily Logical flaws asidet does make for René Lévesque interesting reading Evenf t doesn t convince you of the truth I really enjoyed going through t It helped me to formulate some of my own Standby Nurse ideas about the effect of Shakespeare s life on his writings There are a few minordeas presented that I found Decolonising the Mind intriguing as well If you like whatf books historical fiction or you re Honningfellen into shakespeare this books for you I studied a lot of Shakespeare n college I just like that guy No one else can explore such huge themes so concisely and so beautifully and I think he s the real
dealAnd he s hard to biographize partly because we famously don t know a ton about him but alsohe s hard to biographize partly because we famously don t know a ton about him but also think partly because he was just something special Someone who wrote outside himselfSo for example n this terrific biography Greenblatt points out that Verbotene Küsse in der Halbzeit it s kinda weird that Shakespeare s son died and he appeared not to deal witht at all he was writing some of his funniest comedies at the time WTF say people who would like there to be neat connections between things And the answer Wormwood Mire isn t I argue that there s a big mystery that you should write your graduate thesis about It s just that Shakespeare was a tremendous literary power and he wrote what he wroteBiographically speaking theresn t much new n this book If you knew that Shakespeare was sortof a dick that he left his wife the second best bed and that a lot of his sonnets were pretty gay you won t get your world rocked here But Greenblatt presents what we do know n a fun way If you ve read The Pulitzer winning Swerve you know what an engaging writer he s Note Greenblatt subscribes to the boring and unimportant conspiracy theory that Shakespeare was a secret Catholic He wasn t and no one caresIt s around chapter 9 for me that Will n the World moves from good to great as Greenblatt gets nto the serious analysis of Shakespeare s best works His comparison n this chapter between Merchant of Venice and Marlowe s terrific savage Jew of Malta Russian Empire: Space, People, Power, 1700-1930 is the best I ve seen The essays that follow on Othello Hamlet and Lear are brilliant and they elevate this whole book from fun tondispensableIf you re looking to know about Shakespeare you are now considering the correct book. 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If you re nto stuff like this you can read the full reviewNature Abhors a Vacuum Will n the World How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare by Stephen GreenblattIs there a Shakespearean lover who does not know that there Saved by a Wolf (Paranormal Erotica, is precious little actualnformation about Shakespeare and as a result there are all these theories speculating about who he really was I ve read a few of them and I ve always considered these to be crap that show us about the enthusiast of the theory than they do about Shakespeare I have read many books about Shakespeare but none have provoked a mixed and reaction Biking the Arizona Trail: The Complete Guide to Day-Riding and Thru-Biking in me than Greenblatts There are some great weaknesses Read on As I was reading this what camento my mind was that celebrated statement I think by AL Rowse that he was prepared to stake his reputation on the claim that all the Dark Lady from the sonnets 127 154 was n fact Emilia Lanier Never mind that t s never been clear that Lanier was a dark lady let alone the Dark Lady or Marriage a la Mode: Three Centuries of Wedding Dress indeed whether or not there was a real Dark Lady at alln real life By Jove what Crepúsculo if Shakespeare actually made the whole thing up Whatf Greenblatt wanted to give Rowse a run for his money when Indian Creek Memories: A Sense of Place it comes to reinventing Shakespeare s life I m uite astonished thatt found a publisher at all let alone that someone paid close to a million dollars to have Family Jewels it published I m not talking about being littered with spelling mistakes or grammatical errors the worsts the utter lack of scholarly accuracy eg Shakespeare hating Anne Hathaway Shakespeare s Anti Jewishness the meeting Washington Square Moves in Lancashire between Edmund Campion and the teenage Shakespeare Falstaff as being a tribute both to Robert Greene and to Shakespeare s own father the attempt at simplifying and normalizing the complex sexuality of Shakespeare etc If you rento Shakespeare read on Possibly as far away from the reality of Shakespeare s life as any silly fairy tale but highly readable and a wonderful companion to reading the playsFull review maybe later This book could have been perhaps even should have been so much worse than t turned out Even stating the premise sends a shiver down my spine The premise s How about we speculate on the life and loves of Shakespeare on the basis of the evidence we can find Coherence in Psychotic Discourse. Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics. in his plays poems and sonnets You can feelt can t you It Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart is like the shiver you get from a wind blowing off snowIf I d guessed the book was going to be about such speculations I would never have startedt I mean I would just as likely start a book called At Last the Real Shakespeare Uncovered But this turned out to be much better than Noughts and Crosses (Stage Version) it had a right to be Admittedly once I started my expectations were pretty low and so maybet Vegas Showgirl Murders is hardly surprising that my expectations were exceeded All the same there were bits of this book that really were uite special and have made me think about Shakespeare s playsn ways I ve never considered beforeI ve always known two facts about early 17th century England but never really thought about how those facts fit together and I really should have Those two facts are these 1 Shakespeare wrote a play called MacBeth Now We Have Your Attention: Inside Britain’s Radical New Politics in which a Kings murdered at least Intelligent wachsen in part due to the supernaturalntervention of a group of three witches and that James the "first had around twenty witches killed shortly after his marriage due to the part they n causing a storm "had around twenty witches killed shortly after his marriage due to the part they played n causing a storm the coast of Denmark that stopped his bride to be coming over the sea to marry himThat James the first was a Scottish king that he was obsessed with witches and that Shakespeare s theatre company was known as The King s Men because the King was their patron makes those two little facts rather compellingIs Ione's Dilemma (Dorado, Texas it any wonder that he has one of his nice wee female characters of noble birth say to one of hisll willed busy body puritans Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire Publisher: Viking Adult in one of his plays Theres no slander n an allowed fool though he do nothing but rail nor no railing n known discreet man though he do nothing but reprove Clearly Shakespeare saw himself as a bit of an allowed fool but even so thought t best to remind his betters of the allowances that needed to be made n their relationshipThere are some lovely The Collected Poems of Weldon Kees (Revised Edition) insightsnto life A Singular Man in Elizabethan or Jacobean for that matter England In fact I was thinking during this that a play based on James I and his life and times would be a fascinating thing Do you remember the Monty Python episoden the last series with a Louis of France who could never remember his number and who spoke LAméricain in a broad Glaswegian accent well James the first or wast the sixth was a bit like that except he also spent much of his time either feeling up pretty young men or burning witches I mean On the Ground: The Black Panther Party in Communities across America if thatsn t material for a play I m not sure what sI figured this book was going to do better than three stars when he started talking about marriage n Shakespeare s plays He speculates that Anne Hathaway and William Shakespeare might not have had the most delightful of marriages This s a fairly standard speculation although Germaine Greer reaches nearly the exact opposite conclusion I believe on nearly exactly the same evidence I conclusion I believe on nearly exactly the same evidence I not sure this s something we can do than speculate on All the same the fact that there The Blight Way: A Sheriff Bo Tully Mystery is hardly a single happy marriage depictedn any of the plays Mass Deception: Moral Panic and the U.S. War on Iraq isnteresting Civil War Stories: A 150th Anniversary Collection indeed In fact the fact that one of the few successful marriagesn the plays seems to be the one between the MacBeths does much to support his point Not that successful marriages make for good drama Well not that I would know of course although I can personally attest to the rather striking relationship between an unsuccessful marriage and melodramaGreenblatt to use a fairly comm. A young man from a small provincial town moves to London Captain Fantastic in the late 1580s andn a remarkably short time becomes the greatest playwright not of his age alone but of all time. .