Stephen Greenblatt, the peerless critic and biographer of Shakespeare,
is at his most incisive in this slender collection of essays. Discussing
beauty, power, hatred, and—most crucially —the artist's own special
freedom, Greenblatt takes us on a journey that sheds new light on the
world of Cymbeline, The Merchant of Venice, and The Tempest.
May 23: Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow died on this day in 1934, gunned down in a police ambush on a road in the north Louisiana woods. The Barrow Gang's crime spree was short and small time, but the young "celebrity bandits" were…