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The Resource Americans on Shakespeare, 1776-1914, edited by Peter Rawlings

Americans on Shakespeare, 1776-1914, edited by Peter Rawlings

Label
Americans on Shakespeare, 1776-1914
Title
Americans on Shakespeare, 1776-1914
Statement of responsibility
edited by Peter Rawlings
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Shakespeare is 'the great author of America' declared James Fenimore Cooper in 1828. The ambiguous resonance of this claim is fully borne out in this collection of writings on Shakespeare by over forty prominent Americans, spanning the period between the War of Independence and the outbreak of the First World War." "The essays, many of which are reprinted here for the first time, are arranged in chronological order and provide a conspectus of American attitudes to Shakespeare, from Revolutionary and Transcendentalist approaches through to the influential interventions of professional American critics in the early twentieth century."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
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Americans on Shakespeare, 1776-1914, edited by Peter Rawlings
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
  • Alphabetical List of Contributors
  • Preface
  • Introduction: Shakespeare Migrates to America/
  • Peter Rawlings
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Pausing American Loyalist/
  • Moses Coit Tyler
  • p. 29
  • 2.
  • Boar's Head Tavern, East Cheap: A Shakesperian Research/
  • Washington Irving
  • p. 32
  • 3.
  • Stratford-on-Avon/
  • Washington Irving
  • p. 42
  • 4.
  • Notions of the Americans/
  • James Fenimore Cooper
  • p. 58
  • 5.
  • Misconceptions of Shakspeare upon the Stage/
  • John Quincy Adams
  • p. 61
  • 6.
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Foreign Influence on American Literature/
  • Henry D. Thoreau
  • p. 67
  • 7.
  • On the Progress of Civilization/
  • George Bancroft
  • p. 70
  • 8.
  • Literary Vassals/
  • Orestes A. Brownson
  • p. 72
  • 9.
  • Emerson/
  • Orestes A. Brownson
  • p. 75
  • 10.
  • Shakespeare/
  • Jones Very
  • p. 77
  • 11.
  • Bermudas: A Shakesperian Research/
  • Washington Irving
  • p. 100
  • 12.
  • Shakespeare; or, The Poet/
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • p. 111
  • 13.
  • Shakspeare and Insanity/
  • A. O. Kellogg
  • p. 126
  • 14.
  • Review of William Hazlitt's The Characters of Shakspeare/
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • p. 138
  • 15.
  • Romance of Yachting/
  • Joseph C. Hart
  • p. 140
  • 16.
  • Alleged Immorality/
  • H. N. Hudson
  • p. 151
  • 17.
  • Shakspeare in America
  • p. 159
  • 18.
  • Hawthorne and his Mosses/
  • Herman Melville
  • p. 163
  • 19.
  • William Shakespeare and his Plays/
  • Delia Bacon
  • p. 169
  • 20.
  • Preface to Delia Bacon's The Philosophy of the Plays of Shakspere Unfolded/
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • p. 200
  • 21.
  • Philosophy of the Plays of Shakspere Unfolded/
  • Delia Bacon
  • p. 207
  • 22.
  • Recollections of a Gifted Woman/
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • p. 215
  • 23.
  • Letter from President Lincoln to Mr. Hackett: August 17, 1863/
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • p. 237
  • 24.
  • Shakespeare/
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • p. 238
  • 25.
  • Shakspeare/
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • p. 242
  • 26.
  • Why We Have No Shakespearean Scholars
  • p. 245
  • 27.
  • Philosopher and Poet/
  • Nathaniel Holmes
  • p. 247
  • 28.
  • Thought on Shakespeare/
  • Anna C. Brackett
  • p. 256
  • 29.
  • Shakespeare Once More/
  • James Russell Lowell
  • p. 260
  • 30.
  • Coriolanus/
  • Mary Preston
  • p. 269
  • 31.
  • Two Speeches/
  • William Cullen Bryant
  • p. 278
  • 32.
  • Democratic Vistas/
  • Walt Whitman
  • p. 282
  • 33.
  • On the Unveiling of Shakespeare's Statue in Central Park/
  • William Cullen Bryant
  • p. 284
  • 34.
  • Shakespeare-Bacon Controversy/
  • E. O. Vaile
  • p. 289
  • 35.
  • How Shall We Spell Sh-k-sp-r-'s Name?/
  • J. H. Gilmore
  • p. 310
  • 36.
  • In Warwickshire/
  • Henry James
  • p. 315
  • 37.
  • Poetry To-day in America - Shakspere - The Future/
  • Walt Whitman
  • p. 317
  • 38.
  • Anatomizing of William Shakespeare/
  • Richard Grant White
  • p. 332
  • 39.
  • What Lurks Behind Shakspere's Historical Plays?/
  • Walt Whitman
  • p. 357
  • 40.
  • Thought on Shakspere/
  • Walt Whitman
  • p. 360
  • 41.
  • Introduction to The Taming of the Shrew/
  • William Winter
  • p. 362
  • 42.
  • Additional Word on The Taming of the Shrew/
  • Augustin Daly
  • p. 368
  • 43.
  • Backward Glance O'er Travel'd Roads/
  • Walt Whitman
  • p. 372
  • 44.
  • George Fox (and Shakspere)/
  • Walt Whitman
  • p. 375
  • 45.
  • Walt Whitman's View of Shakespeare/
  • Jonathan Trumbull
  • p. 380
  • 46.
  • Whitman-Shakespeare Question/
  • Jonathan Trumbull
  • p. 384
  • 47.
  • Edwin Booth/
  • William Winter
  • p. 388
  • 48.
  • Shakespeare's Americanisms/
  • Henry Cabot Lodge
  • p. 393
  • 49.
  • Barnum and Shakespeare/
  • Mark Twain
  • p. 403
  • 50.
  • New World Discoveries/
  • Frank M. Bristol
  • p. 407
  • 51.
  • Shaw and Shakespeare/
  • W. D. Howells
  • p. 412
  • 52.
  • Shakespeare in America/
  • George B. Churchill
  • p. 418
  • 53.
  • Introduction to The Tempest/
  • Henry James
  • p. 449
  • 54.
  • Response of Concord/
  • Henry James
  • p. 463
  • 55.
  • Is Shakespeare Dead?/
  • Mark Twain
  • p. 469
  • 56.
  • Shakespeare Spells Ruin/
  • William Winter
  • p. 474
  • 57.
  • Shakspere and his Audience/
  • Brander Matthews
  • p. 488
  • 58.
  • Shakespeare and America: The Perpetual Ambassador of the English-Speaking World/
  • Charles William Wallace
  • p. 501
  • 59.
  • Shakespeare and the Founders of Liberty in America/
  • Charles Mill Gayley
  • p. 508
  • 60.
  • Shakespeare in America/
  • Ashley Thorndike
  • p. 512
  • Index.
  • p. 527
Control code
12269354
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 551 p.
Isbn
9781840146448
Lccn
99025540
Label
Americans on Shakespeare, 1776-1914, edited by Peter Rawlings
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
  • Alphabetical List of Contributors
  • Preface
  • Introduction: Shakespeare Migrates to America/
  • Peter Rawlings
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Pausing American Loyalist/
  • Moses Coit Tyler
  • p. 29
  • 2.
  • Boar's Head Tavern, East Cheap: A Shakesperian Research/
  • Washington Irving
  • p. 32
  • 3.
  • Stratford-on-Avon/
  • Washington Irving
  • p. 42
  • 4.
  • Notions of the Americans/
  • James Fenimore Cooper
  • p. 58
  • 5.
  • Misconceptions of Shakspeare upon the Stage/
  • John Quincy Adams
  • p. 61
  • 6.
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Foreign Influence on American Literature/
  • Henry D. Thoreau
  • p. 67
  • 7.
  • On the Progress of Civilization/
  • George Bancroft
  • p. 70
  • 8.
  • Literary Vassals/
  • Orestes A. Brownson
  • p. 72
  • 9.
  • Emerson/
  • Orestes A. Brownson
  • p. 75
  • 10.
  • Shakespeare/
  • Jones Very
  • p. 77
  • 11.
  • Bermudas: A Shakesperian Research/
  • Washington Irving
  • p. 100
  • 12.
  • Shakespeare; or, The Poet/
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • p. 111
  • 13.
  • Shakspeare and Insanity/
  • A. O. Kellogg
  • p. 126
  • 14.
  • Review of William Hazlitt's The Characters of Shakspeare/
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • p. 138
  • 15.
  • Romance of Yachting/
  • Joseph C. Hart
  • p. 140
  • 16.
  • Alleged Immorality/
  • H. N. Hudson
  • p. 151
  • 17.
  • Shakspeare in America
  • p. 159
  • 18.
  • Hawthorne and his Mosses/
  • Herman Melville
  • p. 163
  • 19.
  • William Shakespeare and his Plays/
  • Delia Bacon
  • p. 169
  • 20.
  • Preface to Delia Bacon's The Philosophy of the Plays of Shakspere Unfolded/
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • p. 200
  • 21.
  • Philosophy of the Plays of Shakspere Unfolded/
  • Delia Bacon
  • p. 207
  • 22.
  • Recollections of a Gifted Woman/
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • p. 215
  • 23.
  • Letter from President Lincoln to Mr. Hackett: August 17, 1863/
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • p. 237
  • 24.
  • Shakespeare/
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • p. 238
  • 25.
  • Shakspeare/
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • p. 242
  • 26.
  • Why We Have No Shakespearean Scholars
  • p. 245
  • 27.
  • Philosopher and Poet/
  • Nathaniel Holmes
  • p. 247
  • 28.
  • Thought on Shakespeare/
  • Anna C. Brackett
  • p. 256
  • 29.
  • Shakespeare Once More/
  • James Russell Lowell
  • p. 260
  • 30.
  • Coriolanus/
  • Mary Preston
  • p. 269
  • 31.
  • Two Speeches/
  • William Cullen Bryant
  • p. 278
  • 32.
  • Democratic Vistas/
  • Walt Whitman
  • p. 282
  • 33.
  • On the Unveiling of Shakespeare's Statue in Central Park/
  • William Cullen Bryant
  • p. 284
  • 34.
  • Shakespeare-Bacon Controversy/
  • E. O. Vaile
  • p. 289
  • 35.
  • How Shall We Spell Sh-k-sp-r-'s Name?/
  • J. H. Gilmore
  • p. 310
  • 36.
  • In Warwickshire/
  • Henry James
  • p. 315
  • 37.
  • Poetry To-day in America - Shakspere - The Future/
  • Walt Whitman
  • p. 317
  • 38.
  • Anatomizing of William Shakespeare/
  • Richard Grant White
  • p. 332
  • 39.
  • What Lurks Behind Shakspere's Historical Plays?/
  • Walt Whitman
  • p. 357
  • 40.
  • Thought on Shakspere/
  • Walt Whitman
  • p. 360
  • 41.
  • Introduction to The Taming of the Shrew/
  • William Winter
  • p. 362
  • 42.
  • Additional Word on The Taming of the Shrew/
  • Augustin Daly
  • p. 368
  • 43.
  • Backward Glance O'er Travel'd Roads/
  • Walt Whitman
  • p. 372
  • 44.
  • George Fox (and Shakspere)/
  • Walt Whitman
  • p. 375
  • 45.
  • Walt Whitman's View of Shakespeare/
  • Jonathan Trumbull
  • p. 380
  • 46.
  • Whitman-Shakespeare Question/
  • Jonathan Trumbull
  • p. 384
  • 47.
  • Edwin Booth/
  • William Winter
  • p. 388
  • 48.
  • Shakespeare's Americanisms/
  • Henry Cabot Lodge
  • p. 393
  • 49.
  • Barnum and Shakespeare/
  • Mark Twain
  • p. 403
  • 50.
  • New World Discoveries/
  • Frank M. Bristol
  • p. 407
  • 51.
  • Shaw and Shakespeare/
  • W. D. Howells
  • p. 412
  • 52.
  • Shakespeare in America/
  • George B. Churchill
  • p. 418
  • 53.
  • Introduction to The Tempest/
  • Henry James
  • p. 449
  • 54.
  • Response of Concord/
  • Henry James
  • p. 463
  • 55.
  • Is Shakespeare Dead?/
  • Mark Twain
  • p. 469
  • 56.
  • Shakespeare Spells Ruin/
  • William Winter
  • p. 474
  • 57.
  • Shakspere and his Audience/
  • Brander Matthews
  • p. 488
  • 58.
  • Shakespeare and America: The Perpetual Ambassador of the English-Speaking World/
  • Charles William Wallace
  • p. 501
  • 59.
  • Shakespeare and the Founders of Liberty in America/
  • Charles Mill Gayley
  • p. 508
  • 60.
  • Shakespeare in America/
  • Ashley Thorndike
  • p. 512
  • Index.
  • p. 527
Control code
12269354
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 551 p.
Isbn
9781840146448
Lccn
99025540

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