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The Resource Me and Shakespeare : adventures with the Bard, Herman Gollob

Me and Shakespeare : adventures with the Bard, Herman Gollob

Label
Me and Shakespeare : adventures with the Bard
Title
Me and Shakespeare
Title remainder
adventures with the Bard
Statement of responsibility
Herman Gollob
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the twilight of a successful career as a book editor, Herman Gollob attended a superb Broadway production of Hamlet with Ralph Fiennes. The experience proved so galvanizing that it ignited a latent passion for literary scholarship and for all things Shakespearean. Shedding the drudgery of fixing halt and lame manuscripts, Gollob engaged in a fever of self-education via a vast array of books, videotapes, performances, and lectures - becoming, as he put it, "an old man made mad by love of Shakespeare." In short order, he became so well versed that he began teaching a popular Shakespeare course for seniors at a small local college in New Jersey. He then made a visit to the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.: sought out encounters with great actors and directors - including Olympia Dukakis, Michael Kahn, David Suchet, John Barton, and Cicely Berry; took a summer course on Shakespeare at Oxford; and made a pilgrimage to the Globe Theatre in London to see, of course, Hamlet. This late-blooming Bardomania even enriched the growth of his Jewish identity, resulting in a uniquely Hebraic theory about King Lear." "In relating this tale of an autodidact's progress, Gollob interweaves his rich family history, personal experience, and past meetings with the great and notorious, including Orson Welles, James Jones, Lee Marvin, Frank Sinatra, Donald Barthelme, James Clavell, Dan Jenkins, Willie Morris, and a host of others. Like Great Books by David Denby, Me and Shakespeare is a memoir that attests to the lifelong power of literature to enrich, enlarge, and exalt."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gollob, Herman
Dewey number
822.3/3
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR2972.G65
LC item number
A3 2002
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gollob, Herman
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • English teachers
  • Oxford (England)
Label
Me and Shakespeare : adventures with the Bard, Herman Gollob
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
48100333
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9780385498173
Lccn
2001053799
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Me and Shakespeare : adventures with the Bard, Herman Gollob
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
48100333
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9780385498173
Lccn
2001053799
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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