” I’m not spitting in my own soup, I love having spent my life thinking about these things-but you don’t have to know anything about his life, even though I’ve just written a biography! “


” It is not that Shakespeare’s art is in technicolor and fancy, and that real life is black and white and tedious. The life that Shakespeare was living was the only life he had, and he had to use it to create what he was doing. “


” What matters here are the works – finally without them his life would be uninteresting. What matters, that is, are the astonishing things that he left behind. If we can get the life in relation to the works, then it can take off. “


” Now a Protestant confronting a Catholic ghost is exactly Shakespeare’s way of grappling with what was not simply a general social problem but one lived out in his own life. “



All 4 Stephen Greenblatt Quotes about Life in picture


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It is not that Shakespeare
What matters here are the works - finally without them his life would be uninteresting. What matters, that is, are the astonishing things that he left behind. If we can get the life in relation to the works, then it can take off.
Now a Protestant confronting a Catholic ghost is exactly Shakespeare

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