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The Resource She hath been reading : women and Shakespeare clubs in America, Katherine West Scheil

She hath been reading : women and Shakespeare clubs in America, Katherine West Scheil

Label
She hath been reading : women and Shakespeare clubs in America
Title
She hath been reading
Title remainder
women and Shakespeare clubs in America
Statement of responsibility
Katherine West Scheil
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'In the late nineteenth century hundreds of clubs formed across the United States devoted to the reading of Shakespeare. From Pasadena, California, to the seaside town of Camden, Maine; from the isolated farm town of Ottumwa, Iowa, to Mobile, Alabama, on the Gulf coast, Americans were reading Shakespeare in astonishing numbers and in surprising places. Composed mainly of women, these clubs offered the opportunity for members not only to read and study Shakespeare but also to participate in public and civic activities outside the home. In She Hath Been Reading, Katherine West Scheil uncovers this hidden layer of intellectual activity that flourished in American society well into the twentieth century. Shakespeare clubs were crucial for women's intellectual development because they provided a consistent intellectual stimulus (more so than was the case with most general women's clubs) and because women discovered a world of possibilities, both public and private, inspired by their reading of Shakespeare. Indeed, gathering to read and discuss Shakespeare often led women to actively improve their lot in life and make their society a better place. Many clubs took action on larger social issues such as women's suffrage, philanthropy, and civil rights. At the same time, these efforts served to embed Shakespeare into American culture as a marker for learning, self-improvement, civilization, and entertainment for a broad array of populations, varying in age, race, location, and social standing. Based on extensive research in the archives of the Folger Shakespeare Library and in dozens of local archives and private collections across America, She Hath Been Reading shows the important role that literature can play in the lives of ordinary people. As testament to this fact, the book includes an appendix listing more than five hundred Shakespeare clubs across America."--The dust-jacket flaps
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scheil, Katherine West
Dewey number
822.3/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2971.U6
LC item number
S34 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Book clubs (Discussion groups)
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • DRAMA
  • Art appreciation
  • Book clubs (Discussion groups)
  • Societies
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • United States
  • Rezeption
  • Buchgemeinschaft
  • Frau
  • Frauenbewegung
  • Geistesleben
  • Rezeption
  • Buchgemeinschaft
  • USA
Label
She hath been reading : women and Shakespeare clubs in America, Katherine West Scheil
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reading -- The home -- The outpost -- Shakespeare and black women's clubs
Control code
794620733
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 235 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801464225
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebc3138325
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4sxnq
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794620733
Label
She hath been reading : women and Shakespeare clubs in America, Katherine West Scheil
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reading -- The home -- The outpost -- Shakespeare and black women's clubs
Control code
794620733
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 235 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801464225
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebc3138325
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4sxnq
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794620733

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