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Finding Shakespeare in America: A Guide to Festivals, Theaters, Gardens, Museums, and Other Places Across the United States Where You Can Connect with the Bard

Finding Shakespeare in America: A Guide to Festivals, Theaters, Gardens, Museums, and Other Places Across the United States Where You Can Connect with the Bard

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Americans have embraced William Shakespeare for more than 250 years. Finding Shakespeare in America celebrates this long-standing love affair with the Bard by bringing together hundreds of Shakespeare-related attractions across the United States in a single guidebook that makes it easy to explore and celebrate Shakespeare’s remarkable American legacy. You’ll find:

  • More than 200 festivals and theater companies devoted to the Bard
  • More than 100 places to enjoy outdoor Shakespeare performances
  • More than 40 Shakespeare and Elizabethan gardens
  • Precious First Folios and other rare copies of the Bard’s works
  • Detailed replicas of Elizabethan theaters
  • Buildings in America that actually stood in England during Shakespeare’s lifetime
  • Statues, stained glass, and other artwork featuring the Bard and his characters
  • Resources to help educators and parents introduce young people to the Bard
  • And much more!

Finding Shakespeare in America is the perfect traveling companion and the perfect way to add more Shakespeare to your life, from the Atlantic to the Pacific and everywhere in between.

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ISBN-13: 9781734373219
Publisher: Colleen Sehy
Publication date: 02/04/2020
Pages: 362

About the Author

Colleen Sehy is a writer and speaker with special expertise in English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, and Shakespearean history and culture in America. She draws inspiration from a lifelong love of the British Isles, numerous visits to Great Britain and Ireland, and more than thirty years of traveling across the United States and Canada exploring places with links to the countries of the British Isles. Her love of Shakespeare dates to her college days, when a Shakespeare class at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign changed the course of her life. She went on to graduate from Columbia College Chicago, where she completed an internship at Chicago's famed Goodman Theatre and earned a bachelor's degree in the school's trailblazing Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management program, one of the first undergraduate arts management programs in the country. She also holds master's degrees in organizational behavior and business administration. Colleen spent five years at the Illinois Arts Council, a state grant-making agency that supports Illinois arts organizations and artists. Ultimately, she managed the agency's arts in education programs, which helped bring performing and visual artists to schools and communities across the state. That was followed by twenty-five years in higher education, much of it devoted to working with faculty on grant development and research administration. Colleen spent more than three years conducting research and visiting theaters, festivals, gardens, museums, libraries, and historic sites across the country while she was writing Finding Shakespeare in America. In the course of this research, she became an expert on American Shakespeare gardens. Finding Shakespeare in America is the first in a series of travel guides featuring the best of the British Isles in the United States. Colleen is currently working on Finding Scotland in America and Finding Ireland in America, which will be followed by Finding England in America. She also writes a monthly column called Eating British in America for Anglotopia that highlights great places to find English, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish food in the United States.

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