Shakespeare and 'Native Americans': forging identities through the 1916 Shakespeare Tercentenary

Smialkowska, Monika (2010) Shakespeare and 'Native Americans': forging identities through the 1916 Shakespeare Tercentenary. Critical Survey, 22 (2). pp. 76-90. ISSN 0011-1570

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This article examines the celebrations organised for the 1916 Shakespeare Tercentenary in three American locations: Wellesley, MA; Atlanta, GA; and Grand Forks, ND. By focusing on these hitherto neglected events, the article extends the investigations, initiated by Thomas Cartelli and Coppélia Kahn, into the ways in which the Tercentenary activities in the U.S. participated in the contemporaneous debates concerning American national identity. These investigations have until recently concentrated almost exclusively on the Tercentenary festivities organised in the metropolitan centre of New York City. An examination of the provincial celebrations in regions as diverse as New England, the South, and the Midwest, indicates that the Shakespeare Tercentenary provided a platform for the negotiation of a complex network of interrelated, and sometimes conflicting, national and local identities.

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Additional Information: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedited version of an article published in Critical Survey. The definitive publisher-authenticated version 'Shakespeare and 'Native Americans': Forging Identities through the 1916 Shakespeare Tercentenary', Critical Survey, Volume 22, Number 2, Summer 2010, pp. 76-90 is available online at:
Subjects: L200 Politics
T700 American studies
V100 History by period
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Humanities
Depositing User: Helen Pattison
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2012 08:13
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2017 10:24

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