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  • proper n. A surname.

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Examples

  • Greenblatt is writing about medieval Renaissance self-fashioning.

    Outline: Greenblatt vs. hooks

  • Nehring uses her review to voice two major complaints: first, that because Shakespeare failed to live as dramatic or theatrical a life as some of his fellow dramatists, such as Christopher Marlowe, the facts about his life are both sparse and dull; second, that Greenblatt is a practitioner of the "new historicism" in literary criticism, a movement whose philosophy Nehring has loathed for a long time.

    Letters to the Editor

  • That said, Greenblatt is undoubtedly the most eloquent exponent of this sort of view; far from loathing him, I admitted to being all but seduced by his voice — if not its message.

    Letters to the Editor

  • Where Shakespeare seemed old at twenty, Greenblatt seems young at sixty; where Shakespeare was transparently, even unpleasantly, ambitious, Greenblatt is forever "giddy with amazement," he says, at his successes.

    Shakespeare in Love, or in Context

  • But where Shakespeare was liberated by his work, Greenblatt is hamstrung by his.

    Shakespeare in Love, or in Context

  • It proposes that great works of art result less from the solitary effort of a single artist than from "the circulation of social energy," in Greenblatt's words.

    Shakespeare in Love, or in Context

  • This conviction is everywhere apparent in Greenblatt's new biography.

    Shakespeare in Love, or in Context

  • Whereas Shakespeare seems to have kept social interaction to a minimum, Greenblatt is the herald par excellence of social energy and collaboration.

    Shakespeare in Love, or in Context

  • Greenblatt is far less persuasive about Shakespeare's father, who he gratuitously decides was an alcoholic, because his fortunes declined in midlife and his son's plays "depicted heavy drinkers from close up."

    Shakespeare in Love, or in Context

  • Greenblatt is almost equally silent on father-daughter relations, another of Shakespeare's capital preoccupations.

    Shakespeare in Love, or in Context

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