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Shakespeare and America.

Bristol, Frank Milton

Shakespeare and America.

by Bristol, Frank Milton

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Published by AMS Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • America
    • Subjects:
    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Knowledge -- America.,
    • America -- Discovery and exploration.,
    • America -- In literature.

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR3014 .B7 1971
      The Physical Object
      Pagination90 p.
      Number of Pages90
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5699330M
      ISBN 100404010857
      LC Control Number70113565
      OCLC/WorldCa162919

        In the civil-rights summer of , Jones, 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. 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).

        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. Shakespeare and America. Chicago [Press of W.C. Hollister & Bro.] (OCoLC) Online version: Bristol, Frank Milton, Shakespeare and America. Chicago [Press of W.C. Hollister & Bro.] (OCoLC) Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Frank Milton.

      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. It identifies four broad themes that distinguish Shakespeare in the United States from .   Shakespeare in a Divided America is published by Faber at £ To order your copy for £, call or visit the Telegraph Bookshop Related Topics4/5.


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Shakespeare in a Divided America, Shapiro’s timely and resonant new study of this phenomenon, describes how all kinds of Americans – assassins. 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 was hardly a pioneers hut without a.

“The history of Shakespeare in America,” writes James Shapiro in his introduction to this groundbreaking anthology, “is also the history of America itself.”/5.

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, 5/5(14).

The premise behind James Shapiro's book is twofold: one, to show how America adopted the Bard from the get-go, and two, to show how America's deeply rooted "issues" are reflected in Shakespeare /5. Shakespeare in a Divided America by James Shapiro review – the Bard and the Shakespeare and America.

book wars. Interracial marriage, cross-dressing and Trump as Caesar –. “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 was “hardly a pioneer’s hut” without a volume or two.

SHAKESPEARE IN A DIVIDED AMERICA. What His Plays Tell Us About Our Past and Future. By James Shapiro. America is massive. Shakespeare is : David Ives. 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).

Shakespeare in a Divided America, Shapiro’s timely and resonant new study of this phenomenon, describes how all kinds of Americans – assassins, soldiers, hustlers, demagogues and even a few literati – have turned to Shakespeare “to give voice to what could not readily or otherwise be said”.

It’s a typically American paradox that a nation that staked everything to throw off the /5(9). 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. 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).

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. “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 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.

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.

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. How the Bard has played in America over the centuries.

Shakespearean scholar Shapiro (English and Comparative Literature/Columbia Univ.; The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in, etc.) admits that “it was the election of Donald Trump in that convinced me to write about Shakespeare in a divided America.”Impeccably researched, the book focuses on how key figures in American.

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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. “‘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.

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.

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 collection reminds us that Shakespeare is, was and always will be, of the people and for the people.”.

The endless ironies created by staging Shakespeare’s weighty existential questions upon America’s shifting moral sands are precisely what Shapiro examines throughout this book; bywhen he starts, James Fenimore Cooper was already declaring Shakespeare “the great author of America” (a famous line Shapiro surprisingly overlooks).