Bay Area Theater

Stephen Greenblatt: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare, 2005

Stephen Greenblatt is a literary historian and an expert on Shakespeare. Among his books on Shakespeare are Will of the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare, Shakespearean Negotiations: The Circulation of Social Energy in Renaissance England, Hamlet in Purgatory, Shakespeare’s Freedom, and most recently Tyrant: Shakespeare in Politics, set in motion by his feelings about the Trump presidency.

Host Richard Wolinsky interviewed Stephen Greenblatt three times, for his award-winning best-seller, The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, and in 2016 for The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve. But it was that first interview, in 2005, while he was on tour for Will of the World, that still resonates, and hopefully will resonate for Bay Area Theater listeners.

 

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