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The Resource Shakespeare in America : an anthology from the revolution to now, James Shapiro, editor ; foreword by President Bill Clinton

Shakespeare in America : an anthology from the revolution to now, James Shapiro, editor ; foreword by President Bill Clinton

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Shakespeare in America : an anthology from the revolution to now
Title
Shakespeare in America
Title remainder
an anthology from the revolution to now
Statement of responsibility
James Shapiro, editor ; foreword by President Bill Clinton
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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. In tracing the many surprising forms this influence took, Shapiro draws on many genres--poetry, fiction, essays, plays, memoirs, songs, speeches, letters, movie reviews, comedy routines--and on a remarkable range of American writers from Emerson, Melville, Lincoln, and Mark Twain to James Agee, John Berryman, Pauline Kael, and Cynthia Ozick. Americans of the revolutionary era ponder the question "to sign or not to sign;" Othello becomes the focal point of debates on race; the Astor Place riots, set off by a production of Macbeth, attest to the violent energies aroused by theatrical controversies; Jane Addams finds in King Lear a metaphor for American struggles between capital and labor. Orson Welles revolutionizes approaches to Shakespeare with his legendary productions of Macbeth and Julius Caesar; American actors from Charlotte Cushman and Ira Aldridge to John Barrymore, Paul Robeson, and Marlon Brando reimagine Shakespeare for each new era. The rich and tangled story of how Americans made Shakespeare their own is a literary and historical revelation
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YDXCP
Dewey number
822.33
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1955-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Shapiro, James
Series statement
Library of America
Series volume
251
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Theater and society
  • United States
Label
Shakespeare in America : an anthology from the revolution to now, James Shapiro, editor ; foreword by President Bill Clinton
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 701-708) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Stratford-on-Avon (1820)
  • James Agee
  • Preface to G.I. Hamlet (1947)
  • Maurice Evans
  • Brush up your Shakespeare (1948)
  • Cole Porter
  • Abuse of greatness (1953)
  • Hollis Alpert
  • Immortal bard (1954)
  • Isaac Asimov
  • Shakespeare's last word : justice and redemption (1955)
  • Washington Irving
  • John Berryman
  • Hipsters, flipsters, and finger-poppin' daddies (1955)
  • Lord Buckley
  • Carlus (1960)
  • Hyam Plutzik
  • General Macbeth (1962)
  • Mary McCarthy
  • After dark (1966)
  • Adrienne Rich
  • Orson Welles : there ain't no way (1967)
  • Prize ode (1824)
  • Pauline Kael
  • From Run-through (1972)
  • John Houseman
  • But soft ... real soft (1975)
  • Woody Allen
  • Caliban in blue (1976)
  • Walter McDonald
  • Cora Lee (1982)
  • Gloria Naylor
  • West Side Story (1985)
  • Charles Sprague
  • Dramatists Guild Landmark Symposium
  • Shakespeare marathon (1989)
  • Frank Rich and Joseph Papp
  • Address to the Royal Society of Arts (1989)
  • Sam Wanamaker
  • Shakespeare in Iceland (1996)
  • Jane Smiley
  • Actors (1998)
  • Cynthia Ozick
  • Daily grind (2002)
  • Character of Desdemona (1836)
  • BJ Ward
  • From NETS (2004)
  • Jen Bervin
  • John Quincy Adams
  • Hazlitt's characters of Shakspeare (1845)
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • First impressions of Miss Cushman's "Romeo" (1846)
  • J.M.W.
  • Pausing American loyalist (1776)
  • "Indians of North America" (1848)
  • Maungwudaus
  • Account of the terrific and fatal riot at the New-York Astor Place Opera House (1849)
  • Anonymous
  • Shakspeare; or, The poet (1850)
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Hawthorne and his Mosses (1850)
  • Herman Melville
  • Ira Aldridge (1862)
  • William Wells Brown
  • Anonymous
  • Recollections of a gifted woman (1863)
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Drama's vitallest expression is the common day (1863)
  • Emily Dickinson
  • Address delivered at the opening of the New Theatre at Richmond (1863)
  • Henry Timrod
  • Letter to James H. Hackett (1863)
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Killing of Julius Caesar "localized" (1864)
  • Mark Twain
  • Epilogue to Coriolanus (1778)
  • Shakespeare, Tercentennial Celebration, April 23, 1864
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • Letter to the National Intelligencer (1865)
  • John Wilkes Booth
  • "The coming storm" (1866)
  • Herman Melville
  • "Shylock," a burlesque (c. 1867)
  • G.W.H. Griffin
  • Othello (1869)
  • Mary Preston
  • Jonathan M. Sewall
  • In the old churchyard at Fredericksburg (1870)
  • Frederick Wadsworth Loring
  • What lurks behind Shakspere's historical plays? (1884)
  • Walt Whitman
  • Art of Edwin Booth : Hamlet (1893)
  • William Winter
  • Shakespeare (1895)
  • William Dean Howells
  • From Between the acts (1894) : Antony and Cleopatra (1895)
  • Willa Cather
  • Tragic genius of Shakspeare : an ode (1787)
  • Shakespeare's Americanisms (1895)
  • Henry Cabot Lodge
  • A modern Lear (1895)
  • Jane Addams
  • Hiartville Shakespeare Club (1896)
  • Belle Marshall Locke
  • Birthplace (1903)
  • Henry James
  • Autobiographical dictation (1909)
  • Mark Twain
  • Peter Markoe
  • Shakespeare : made in America (1915)
  • George Santayana
  • 'Out, out--' (1916)
  • Robert Frost
  • Shakespeare's heroines as human beings (1916)
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • Heart of the race (1916)
  • Charles Mills Gayley
  • Hamlet and his problems (1919)
  • T.S. Eliot -- To Mark Anthony in heaven (1920)
  • Letter to John Quincy Adams (1805)
  • William Carlos Williams
  • Shakespeares of 1922
  • Lorenz Hart and Morrie Ryskind
  • John Barrymore's Hamlet (1922)
  • Stark Young
  • Shakespeare for America (1931)
  • George F. Whicher
  • Shakespeare and American culture (1932)
  • Joseph Quincy Adams
  • Macbeth murder mystery (1937)
  • John Adams
  • James Thurber
  • Orson Welles's Julius Caesar (1937)
  • Sidney B. Whipple
  • Japanese Hamlet (1939)
  • Toshio Mori
  • Shakespeare in Harlem (1942)
  • Langston Hughes
  • Paul Robeson's Othello (1943)
  • Samuel Sillen
  • Laurence Olivier's Henry V (1946)
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 724 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781598534627
Lccn
2013949835
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn907941571
  • 1584773
  • (OCoLC)907941571
Label
Shakespeare in America : an anthology from the revolution to now, James Shapiro, editor ; foreword by President Bill Clinton
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 701-708) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Stratford-on-Avon (1820)
  • James Agee
  • Preface to G.I. Hamlet (1947)
  • Maurice Evans
  • Brush up your Shakespeare (1948)
  • Cole Porter
  • Abuse of greatness (1953)
  • Hollis Alpert
  • Immortal bard (1954)
  • Isaac Asimov
  • Shakespeare's last word : justice and redemption (1955)
  • Washington Irving
  • John Berryman
  • Hipsters, flipsters, and finger-poppin' daddies (1955)
  • Lord Buckley
  • Carlus (1960)
  • Hyam Plutzik
  • General Macbeth (1962)
  • Mary McCarthy
  • After dark (1966)
  • Adrienne Rich
  • Orson Welles : there ain't no way (1967)
  • Prize ode (1824)
  • Pauline Kael
  • From Run-through (1972)
  • John Houseman
  • But soft ... real soft (1975)
  • Woody Allen
  • Caliban in blue (1976)
  • Walter McDonald
  • Cora Lee (1982)
  • Gloria Naylor
  • West Side Story (1985)
  • Charles Sprague
  • Dramatists Guild Landmark Symposium
  • Shakespeare marathon (1989)
  • Frank Rich and Joseph Papp
  • Address to the Royal Society of Arts (1989)
  • Sam Wanamaker
  • Shakespeare in Iceland (1996)
  • Jane Smiley
  • Actors (1998)
  • Cynthia Ozick
  • Daily grind (2002)
  • Character of Desdemona (1836)
  • BJ Ward
  • From NETS (2004)
  • Jen Bervin
  • John Quincy Adams
  • Hazlitt's characters of Shakspeare (1845)
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • First impressions of Miss Cushman's "Romeo" (1846)
  • J.M.W.
  • Pausing American loyalist (1776)
  • "Indians of North America" (1848)
  • Maungwudaus
  • Account of the terrific and fatal riot at the New-York Astor Place Opera House (1849)
  • Anonymous
  • Shakspeare; or, The poet (1850)
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Hawthorne and his Mosses (1850)
  • Herman Melville
  • Ira Aldridge (1862)
  • William Wells Brown
  • Anonymous
  • Recollections of a gifted woman (1863)
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Drama's vitallest expression is the common day (1863)
  • Emily Dickinson
  • Address delivered at the opening of the New Theatre at Richmond (1863)
  • Henry Timrod
  • Letter to James H. Hackett (1863)
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Killing of Julius Caesar "localized" (1864)
  • Mark Twain
  • Epilogue to Coriolanus (1778)
  • Shakespeare, Tercentennial Celebration, April 23, 1864
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • Letter to the National Intelligencer (1865)
  • John Wilkes Booth
  • "The coming storm" (1866)
  • Herman Melville
  • "Shylock," a burlesque (c. 1867)
  • G.W.H. Griffin
  • Othello (1869)
  • Mary Preston
  • Jonathan M. Sewall
  • In the old churchyard at Fredericksburg (1870)
  • Frederick Wadsworth Loring
  • What lurks behind Shakspere's historical plays? (1884)
  • Walt Whitman
  • Art of Edwin Booth : Hamlet (1893)
  • William Winter
  • Shakespeare (1895)
  • William Dean Howells
  • From Between the acts (1894) : Antony and Cleopatra (1895)
  • Willa Cather
  • Tragic genius of Shakspeare : an ode (1787)
  • Shakespeare's Americanisms (1895)
  • Henry Cabot Lodge
  • A modern Lear (1895)
  • Jane Addams
  • Hiartville Shakespeare Club (1896)
  • Belle Marshall Locke
  • Birthplace (1903)
  • Henry James
  • Autobiographical dictation (1909)
  • Mark Twain
  • Peter Markoe
  • Shakespeare : made in America (1915)
  • George Santayana
  • 'Out, out--' (1916)
  • Robert Frost
  • Shakespeare's heroines as human beings (1916)
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • Heart of the race (1916)
  • Charles Mills Gayley
  • Hamlet and his problems (1919)
  • T.S. Eliot -- To Mark Anthony in heaven (1920)
  • Letter to John Quincy Adams (1805)
  • William Carlos Williams
  • Shakespeares of 1922
  • Lorenz Hart and Morrie Ryskind
  • John Barrymore's Hamlet (1922)
  • Stark Young
  • Shakespeare for America (1931)
  • George F. Whicher
  • Shakespeare and American culture (1932)
  • Joseph Quincy Adams
  • Macbeth murder mystery (1937)
  • John Adams
  • James Thurber
  • Orson Welles's Julius Caesar (1937)
  • Sidney B. Whipple
  • Japanese Hamlet (1939)
  • Toshio Mori
  • Shakespeare in Harlem (1942)
  • Langston Hughes
  • Paul Robeson's Othello (1943)
  • Samuel Sillen
  • Laurence Olivier's Henry V (1946)
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 724 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781598534627
Lccn
2013949835
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn907941571
  • 1584773
  • (OCoLC)907941571

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