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The Shakespeare riots

Nigel Cliff

The Shakespeare riots

revenge, drama, and death in nineteenth-century America

by Nigel Cliff

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Published by Random House in New York, NY .
Written in English


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StatementNigel Cliff.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 312 p. :
Number of Pages312
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22753848M
ISBN 109780345486943

  Shakespeare Comics is an educational imprint dedicated to taking all of Shakespeare’s works and putting them into comic book format. There are no fun adaptations or riffs on the original works, just the original plays done with words and pictures. Shakespeare Comics also offers teacher’s books to assist in the learning process.   Table of Contents. Chapter One: Raising the Dead: The Essex Rebellion of and Shakespeare’s King Richard II.. Chapter Two: Passion and Revolt: Thomas Otway, Venice Preserv’d and the Westminster Riot.. Chapter Three: ‘The Drama’s laws the Drama’s Patrons give’: The Covent Garden Old Price Riots of Chapter Four: ‘The Most Important .

But for his new book, author Nigel Cliff has re-named them The Shakespeare Riots. It's a livelier title, and this is a lively history of a watershed moment in our culture: the only time when.   US Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro relates in his new book how the world’s most famous playwright inspired riots and assassinations when his .

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The Shakespeare Riots recounts the story of this momentous night, its two larger-than-life protagonists, and the myriad political and cultural currents that fueled the violence. In an engrossing narrative that moves at a breakneck pace from the American frontier to the Mississippi River, to the posh theaters of London, to the hangouts of the most notorious street gangs of /5(15).

July 2, • Shakespeare's works inspire strong emotions both on stage and off. Author Nigel Cliff talks about his book The Shakespeare Riots: Revenge, Drama and Death in 19th-Century America.

"The Shakespeare Riots" recounts the story of this momentous night, its two larger-than-life protagonists, and the myriad political and cultural currents that fueled the violence/5().

From British journalist Cliff, a lapidary chronicle of a drama turned deadly: the brawl in front of the New York’s Astor Place Theater that resulted in more than 20 deaths. The immediate cause assigned to the mayhem was conflict between the robust American style of performing Shakespeare and the daintier English approach.

This book ranges widely, from the riots at a Macbeth performance at London's Covent Garden to Shakespeare's popularity on the American frontier. The Shakespeare Riots. Nigel Cliff. Publication date. Topics. Shakespeare, William, Theater - History & Criticism, New York, New York - Local History, Theater, History, History - U.S, History: American, Stage history, New York (State), United States - 19th Century, United States - State & Local - Middle Atlantic, History / United States / 19th Pages: Shakespeare’s likely contribution to The Book of Sir Thomas More includes an eloquent appeal to the common humanity of native Londoners and continental refugees.

And Shakespeare’s plays have been the occasion for later unrest, including New York’s Astor Place riot of Astor Place riot, New York, 10 May The riots centered around two Shakespearean actors, American Edwin Forrest, and the British William Charles Macready.

The two actors allegedly symbolized the opposing views of richer and poorer cultures in America, which were encapsulated in British and American sentiments. But despite all this, The Shakespeare Riots is a brilliant debut, far richer and more astute than the two earlier books on the subject, Richard Moody’s The Astor Place Riot () and Richard Nelson’s strangely watered-down dramatisation, Two.

The Shakespeare Riots recounts the story of th. One of the bloodiest incidents in New York’s history, the so-called Astor Place Riot ofwas ignited by a long-simmering grudge match between the two leading Shakespearean actors of the age/5. The Shakespeare Riots is social and cultural history of the highest order.

In this wondrous saga Nigel Cliff immerses readers in the bustle of mid-nineteenth-century New York, re-creating the celebrity demimonde of the day and capturing all the high drama of a violent night that robbed a nation of its innocence.

The Shakespeare Riots: Revenge, Drama, and Death in Nineteenth-Century America: : Nigel Cliff: Books. After the Queen’s death inShakespeare was brought in to revise the script, along with three other playwrights. Shakespeare’s additions include lines in the middle of the action, in which More is called on to address an anti-immigration riot on the streets of London.

He delivers a gripping speech to the aggressive mob, who are. So a coworker comes over to my cube today and says, “Surely you’ve heard about the Shakespeare Riots?” No, I had not. The book apparently deals with the importance of Shakespeare in post-Revolutionary America.

Reply. James says: at This was on NPR. Recently. The book has gotten decent reviews. The Shakespeare Riots by Nigel Cliff This is a complex book that has taken me a long time to read.

It is disturbing in many ways because the rioters were used by the demagogues of their day. True, they were poor, but they were also violent and foolish. One Charles Mills Gayley of Berkeley published a popular book in arguing that Shakespeare should “be considered one of the founders of liberty in America” because of his connection to a.

This conflict occurred on at the Astor Opera House in Manhattan, New York City. When it was over an estimated lay 25 people lay dead and more than injured when militiamen fired into an unruly crowd that had gathered in front of this theatre.

Incredibly, the riot was triggered by the [ ]. The Shakespeare Riots is social and cultural history of the highest order. In this wondrous saga Nigel Cliff immerses readers in the bustle of mid-nineteenth-century New York, re-creating the celebrity demimonde of the day and capturing all the high drama of a violent night that robbed a nation of its innocence.

Career Cliff's first book, The Shakespeare Riots: Revenge, Drama, and Death in Nineteenth-century America, was published in the United States by Random House in Buy a cheap copy of The Shakespeare Riots: Revenge, Drama, book by Nigel Cliff.

One of the bloodiest incidents in New York’s history, the so-called Astor Place Riot ofwas ignited by a long-simmering grudge match between the two Free shipping over $. The Shakespeare Riots is a wonderful exploration of America's strange and dissonant relationship with Shakespeare in particular and the theater in general.

It is also a marvelous overview of Nineteenth-Century American culture from an outside perspective/5(14). Book of the day Society books Shakespeare in a Divided America by James Shapiro review – the Bard and the culture wars Interracial marriage, cross-dressing and Trump as Caesar – the cultural.

Sometimes the real life drama behind the scenes of making drama can be just as dramatic as factitious drama. That is why The Shakespeare Riots: Revenge, Drama, and Death in Nineteenth-Century.