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Shakespeare in America An Anthology from the Revolution to Now

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ISBN-10: 1598532952

ISBN-13: 9781598532951

Edition: N/A

Authors: James Shapiro, James Shapiro

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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. 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, Woody Allen, and…    
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List price: $29.95
Publisher: Library of America, The
Publication date: 4/3/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 768
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

CARL WOODRING is George Edward Woodberry Professor of Literature Emeritus at Columbia University. He is the author of such works as Nature Into Artand Politics in English Romantic Poetry,which won the Gauss Award.JAMES SHAPIRO is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He is author of Rival Playwrights: Marlowe, Jonson, Shakespeareand Shakespeare and the Jews(Columbia, 1995).