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Shakespeare and Stratford
Edited by Katherine Scheil
Afterword by Nicola J. Watson
115 pages, bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-78920-255-7 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Published (July 2019)
ISBN 978-1-78920-256-4 $24.95/£19.95 Pb Published (July 2019)
eISBN 978-1-78920-257-1 eBook
As the site of literary pilgrimage since the eighteenth century, the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the topic of hundreds of imaginary portrayals, Stratford is ripe for analysis, both in terms of its factual existence and its fictional afterlife. The essays in this volume consider the various manifestations of the physical and metaphorical town on the Avon, across time, genre and place, from America to New Zealand, from children’s literature to wartime commemorations. We meet many Stratfords in this collection, real and imaginary, and the interplay between the two generates new visions of the place.
Katherine Scheil is Associate Professor of English at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of The Taste of the Town: Shakespearian Comedy and the Early Eighteenth-Century Theatre (2003) and most recently, of She Hath Been Reading: Women and Shakespeare Clubs in America (2012). She has recently published the very first cultural history of Anne Hathaway: Imagining Shakespeare’s Wife: The Afterlife of Anne Hathaway (2018).
Subject: General Cultural Studies Travel & Tourism
Chapter 1. Helen Faucit and the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1879
Chapter 2. Secret Stratford: Shakespeare’s Hometown in Recent Young Adult Fiction
Chapter 3. Stratfordian Perambulations; or, Walking with Shakespeare
Chapter 4. Shakespeare’s Church and the Pilgrim Fathers: Commemorating Plymouth Rock in Stratford
Chapter 5. Importing Stratford
Afterword: ‘Dear Shakespeare-land’: Investing in Stratford
Nicola J. Watson
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