Stephen Greenblatt

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Birthday
7, 1943
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
7, 1943 (age 75)
Birthplace
Massachusetts

About

American author and literary critic who was one of the founders of New Historicism. His biography of William Shakespeare, Will in the World, remained on the New York Times Best Seller list for more than two months.

Before Fame

He received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1969. He later taught at both Harvard University and the University of California-Berkeley.

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He won a Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction for his 2012 work, The Swerve: How the World Became Modern.

Family Life

He was married to Ellen Schmidt for nearly thirty years. He married his second wife, Ramie Targoff, in 1998.

Associated With

He became an expert on the works of William Shakespeare and frequently wrote about the famous playwright.