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Gardening with Shakespeare

Watson, Nicola J. (2015). Gardening with Shakespeare. In: Calvo, Clara and Kahn, Coppélia eds. Celebrating Shakespeare: Commemoration and Cultural Memory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 301–329.

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This essay constructs the history of imagining Shakespeare in cultivated spaces and in particular of the commemorative 'Shakespeare garden' of 1916. It considers ideological differences between the Shakespeare garden as conceived in Britain as nativist and nostalgic and as conceived in the USA, where it solved the problem of the relation between the native soil of genius and the trans-global portability of the printed work to make Shakespeare 'at home' across the Atlantic.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2015 Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1-107-04277-1, 978-1-107-04277-3
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Keywords: Shakespeare; commemoration; anniversaries; literary landmarks
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > English & Creative Writing
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: History of Books and Reading (HOBAR)
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Item ID: 46513
Depositing User: Nicola Watson
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2016 10:32
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2019 06:29
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