A fascinating portrait of a German village and its controversial Passion Play, which has been held every ten years since the seventeenth century.
|Publisher||Little, Brown Publishers|
SHAKESPEARE IN A DIVIDED AMERICA
Shakespeare's position as England's national poet is unquestionable. But he has long held an essential place in American culture too. Why, though, would a proudly independent republic embrace England's greatest writer? Especially when his works enact so many of America's darkest nightmares: interracial marriage, cross-dressing, same-sex love, tyranny and assassination? Shapiro leads us to fascinating answers and startling stories.