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The Resource Shakespeare and the American nation, Kim C. Sturgess

Shakespeare and the American nation, Kim C. Sturgess

Label
Shakespeare and the American nation
Title
Shakespeare and the American nation
Statement of responsibility
Kim C. Sturgess
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Why do so many Americans celebrate Shakespeare, a long-dead English poet and playwright? By the nineteenth century newly independent America had chosen to reject the British monarchy and Parliament, class structure and traditions, yet their citizens still made William Shakespeare a naturalized American hero. Today the largest group of overseas visitors to Stratford-upon-Avon, the Royal Shakespeare Company and Bankside's Shakespeare's Globe Theatre come from America. Why? Is there more to Shakespeare's American popularity than just a love of men in doublet and hose speaking soliloquies?" "This book tells the story of America's relationship with Shakespeare: the story of how and why Shakespeare became a hero within American popular culture. Kim C. Sturgess provides evidence of a comprehensive nineteenth-century appropriation of Shakespeare to the cause of the American Nation and shows that, as America entered the twentieth century a new world power, for many Americans Shakespeare had become as American as George Washington."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sturgess, Kim C
Dewey number
822.3/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2971.U6
LC item number
S78 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • United States
Label
Shakespeare and the American nation, Kim C. Sturgess
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-232) 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
  • 3.
  • Beginning the appropriation of Shakespeare and the 'first American edition' of his works
  • 4.
  • Jacksonian energy -- Shakespearean imagery
  • 5.
  • Context for appropriation in nineteenth-century America
  • 6.
  • The American heroic and ownership of Shakespeare
  • 7.
  • Shakespeare as a fulcrum for American literature
  • pt. 1.
  • 8.
  • The American scholar and the authorship controversy
  • 9.
  • Last scenes in the final act of appropriation
  • The paradox
  • 1.
  • Manifest consumption of Shakespeare
  • 2.
  • America : a proudly anti-English 'idea'
  • pt. 2.
  • The appropriation
Control code
53215818
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 234 pages
Isbn
9780521835855
Lccn
2003056859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Shakespeare and the American nation, Kim C. Sturgess
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-232) 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
  • 3.
  • Beginning the appropriation of Shakespeare and the 'first American edition' of his works
  • 4.
  • Jacksonian energy -- Shakespearean imagery
  • 5.
  • Context for appropriation in nineteenth-century America
  • 6.
  • The American heroic and ownership of Shakespeare
  • 7.
  • Shakespeare as a fulcrum for American literature
  • pt. 1.
  • 8.
  • The American scholar and the authorship controversy
  • 9.
  • Last scenes in the final act of appropriation
  • The paradox
  • 1.
  • Manifest consumption of Shakespeare
  • 2.
  • America : a proudly anti-English 'idea'
  • pt. 2.
  • The appropriation
Control code
53215818
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 234 pages
Isbn
9780521835855
Lccn
2003056859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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