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Shakespeare in America

Esther Cloudman Dunn

Shakespeare in America

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Published by The Macmillan Company in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Stage history -- United States,
    • Theater -- United States,
    • United States -- Intellectual life

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Esther Cloudman Dunn ...
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR3105 .D8
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv p., 2 l., 3-310 p.
      Number of Pages310
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6394847M
      LC Control Number39030566
      OCLC/WorldCa353260

        "The history of Shakespeare in America," writes James Shapiro in his introduction to this groundbreaking anthology, "is also the history of America itself." Shakespeare was a central, inescapable part of America's literary inheritance, and a prism through which crucial American issues--revolution, slavery, war, social justice--were refracted /5(47).


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“The history of Shakespeare in America,” writes James Shapiro in his introduction to this groundbreaking anthology, “is also the history of America itself.” Shakespeare was a central, inescapable part of America’s literary inheritance, and a prism through which crucial American issues—revolution, slavery, war, social justice—were refracted and understood/5(19).

In any event, Shapiro’s new book Shakespeare in a Divided America: What His Plays Tell Us about Our Past and Future includes an “Introduction” (pages ix-xxx), seven chapters (pages ), each one focused on a single year (, and ) and a single topic (Miscegenation, Manifest Destiny, Class Warfare, Assassination, Immigration, Marriage, and, /5(14).

“The history of Shakespeare in America,” writes James Shapiro in his introduction to this groundbreaking anthology, “is also the history of America itself.” Shakespeare was a central, inescapable part of America’s literary inheritance, and a prism through which crucial American issues—revolution, slavery, war, social justice—were refracted and understood/5(20).

The history of Shakespeare in America, writes James Shapiro in his introduction to this groundbreaking anthology, is also the history of America itself/5. Shakespeare in a Divided America, Shapiro’s timely and resonant new study of this phenomenon, describes how all kinds of Americans – assassins.

In any event, Shapiro’s new book Shakespeare in a Divided America: What His Plays Tell Us about Our Past and Future includes an “Introduction” (pages ix-xxx), seven chapters (pages ), each one focused on a single year (, and ) and a single topic (Miscegenation, Manifest Destiny, Class Warfare, Assassination, Immigration, Marriage, and, then, Adultery and /5(19).

James Shapiro analyzes the effects of their collision in his terrific new book, “Shakespeare in a Divided America: What His Plays Tell Us About Our Past and Future.”Author: David Ives. The premise behind James Shapiro's book is twofold: one, to show how America adopted the Shakespeare in America book from the get-go, and two, to show how America's deeply rooted "issues" are reflected in Shakespeare /5.

Shakespeare in America: An Anthology from the Revolution to Now (hardcover) Phone orders: Request product # ISBN: pages LOA books are distributed worldwide by Penguin Random House. Shakespeare in a Divided America, Shapiro’s timely and resonant new study of this phenomenon, describes how all kinds of Americans – assassins, /5(9).

This book traces Shakespeare's contributions to America's cultural history from the colonial era to the present, with substantial attention to theatre history, publishing history, and criticism. A book review of Shakespeare in America: An Anthology from the Revolution to Now (Library of America) by.

“At the end this wide-ranging, deep, and reflective Shakespeare in America book reminds us that Shakespeare is, was and always will be, of the people and for the people.”. This chapter shows how the works of Shakespeare depicted black culture on a white stage. The humor of a people affords important insights into the nature of their culture.

Hamlet has been a favorite target of numerous travesties imported from England or crafted at home. Shakespeare became a staple of theaters in the Far West.

Shakespeare's popularity can be determined by the frequency and the. Impeccably researched, the book focuses on how key figures in American history have experienced Shakespeare. Each chapter revolves around a. Deeply researched, and timely, Shakespeare in a Divided America reveals how no writer has been more closely embraced by Americans, or has shed more light on the hot-button issues in our history.

Indeed, it is by better understanding Shakespeare’s role in American life, Shapiro argues, that we might begin to mend our bitterly divided land.

Shakespeare in America book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This book traces Shakespeare's contributions to America's cul /5(2). In his new book, Shakespeare in a Divided America, Shapiro puts forward what he sees as a completely new and unique approach to American history.

The book looks at times when our nation seemed at its most fragile and disconnected, and tells those stories through their connections to Shakespeare. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

“The history of Shakespeare in America,” writes James Shapiro in his introduction to this groundbreaking anthology, “is also the history of America itself.” Shakespeare was a central, inescapable part of America’s literary inheritance, and a prism through which crucial American issues—revolution, slavery, war, social justice—were refracted and : Library of America.

In the brilliantly conceived Shakespeare in a Divided America, James Shapiro deftly demonstrates the playwright's intimate presence in the culture and politics of the New World This richly researched book is a continual revelation both about Shakespeare and about ourselves.4/5(7).

James Shapiro begins his fine introduction to Shakespeare in America: An Anthology from the Revolution to Now with a little-known episode in American military history: Just before the beginning of the Mexican-American War, at an army camp in Corpus Christi, Texas, Lt.

Ulysses S. Grant was called in to replace James Longstreet, later a Confederate general, in the role of Desdemona in Author: Katherine A. Powers. Charles Mills Gayley published Shakespeare and the Founders of Liberty in America, and Henry Cabot Lodge Sr claimed that it was Americans, not the modern-day English nation, who spoke the.

His book, Shakespeare in a Divided America, is an unpretentious, fact-filled, lightly-written, meticulously-researched history of seven politically-defining moments that occurred in. “The history of Shakespeare in America,” writes James Shapiro in his introduction to this groundbreaking anthology, “is also the history of America itself.” From our beginnings as a nation, Shakespeare has been a central, inescapable part of our literary heritage, a figure so widely revered that, as Tocqueville noted in the s, there.

Shakespeare in America. Oxford University Press, H. Milford [] (OCoLC) Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Ashley Horace Thorndike.

OCLC Number: Notes: Reprint of the ed. Description: xiii, pages illustrations, portrait 24 cm: Contents: Why Shakespeare in America --Shakespeare and the first hundred years of American Colonial life (): in Harvard undergraduate notebooks, in the wills of diverse persons in Massachusetts and Virginia, in the career of John Harvard and Cotton Mather, among Boston.

OCLC Number: Description: pages: Contents: Preface --Why Shakespeare in America --Shakespeare and the first hundred years of American colonial life --In Harvard undergraduate notebooks --In the wills of divers[sic] persons in Massachusetts and Virginia --In the careeer of John Harvard and Cotton Mather --Among Boston booksellers, and among the rural.

Get this from a library. Shakespeare in America. [Alden T Vaughan; Virginia Mason Vaughan] -- "This book traces Shakespeare's contributions to America's cultural history from the colonial era to the present, with substantial attention to theatre history, publishing history, and criticism.

Buy Shakespeare in America: An Anthology from the Revolution to Now (Loa #) (Library of America) by Various, Shapiro, James, Clinton, President Bill (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(19). Shakespeare's America, America's Shakespeare book.

Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Michael Bristol explores the interactio 4/5.

Shakespeare in a Divided America is published by Faber at £ To order your copy for £, call or visit the Telegraph Bookshop Related Topics4/5. “‘Shakespeare in America: An Anthology From the Revolution to Now’ is a fascinating survey of the writer’s importance to our culture and his influence on literature, politics, entertainment and more.” –Tampa Bay Times.

Americans have embraced William Shakespeare for more than years. Finding Shakespeare in America celebrates this long-standing love affair with the Bard by bringing together hundreds of Shakespeare-related attractions across the United States in a single guidebook that makes it easy to explore and celebrate Shakespeare’s remarkable American :   “Shakespeare in America” chronicles the history of American responses to Shakespeare from to the present day.

Though the book is organized chronologically, it’s best read by dipping Author: Noah Millman. Shakespeare in America is a compelling and valuable introduction to a fascinating topic.

(Jackie Watson, English)interesting and beautifully written. (M.S. Stephenson, Choice)In this book the authors have narrated a simple although engaging story. (Kim C. Sturgess, Comparative Drama)Shakespeare in America is especially valuable for its survey and appraisal of how diverse immigrant groups Reviews: 1.

Information about "Shakespeare and the Making of America," the Folger Shakespeare Library's Teaching Shakespeare Institute at The College of William and Mary in Virginia. Middle and high school teachers are invited to apply. His new book, Shakespeare in a Divided America, is much more upfront about its intention to use Shakespeare as a lens through which to examine and reflect on the history of race, class, empire.

In the civil-rights summer ofJones, then thirty-three, had taken the Delacorte stage in the play that, more than any other of Shakespeare’s, addresses America’s deepest : Hendrik Hertzberg.

Deeply researched, and timely, Shakespeare in a Divided America reveals how no writer has been more closely embraced by Americans, or has shed more light on the hot-button issues in our history. Indeed, it is by better understanding Shakespeare's role in American life, Shapiro argues, that we might begin to mend our bitterly divided land.

Once, in THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, one of the twins named Dromio is talking with his master Antipholus about an overweight servant, and Dromio describes her by comparing parts of her body to parts of the globe.

Antipholus asks where America is on her. A Radio 4 Book of the Week. Shakespeare's position as England's national poet is established and unquestionable. But as James Shapiro illuminates in this revelatory new history, Shakespeare has long held an essential place in American culture.

Why, though, would a proudly independent republic embrace England's greatest writer?By turns funny, surprising, and profound, Shakespeare in a Divided America shows us the ways Shakespeare has been enlisted in the service both sides in every major conflict in American history.

This is a book that will appeal equally to history buffs and Shakespeare fans, as well as the casual reader looking for a new lens with which to view. For the evidence, look no further than “Shakespeare in America: An Anthology From the Revolution to Now,” to be published by the Library of America next .