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. 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.
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