Shakespeare's Freedom

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.

April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.