The Unlikely Afterlife that Turned a Provincial Playwright into the Bard

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How did Shakespeare become the poster-boy of English Literature? Rutgers University Professor of English and Samuel Johnson Scholar, Jack Lynch, has examined the posthumous life of the man whose work almost everyone has read. Lynch will join us this hour to discuss his new book “Becoming Shakespeare: The Unlikely Afterlife that Turned a Provincial Playwright into the Bard” (Walker and Company, 2007).

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