Fred Sanders narrates Shapiro's well-researched arguments showing how Shakespeare has been used as a road map for society, regardless of people's political leanings. Shapiro matches deciding moments in American history to pertinent excerpts and explanations from Shakespeare. Sanders will remind listeners of a professor who loves his subject as the author asserts that the interracial relationship in OTHELLO disgusted John Quincy Adams, both Lincoln and his assassin were obsessed with MACBETH, there was a furor about the Public Theater's production of JULIUS CAESAR after Trump's election, and many more excellent examples. Same sex relationships? Gender identity? Racism? Political corruption? It's all there, and Americans love to use the Bard to make their points. Sanders makes this audiobook fun for everyone, especially Shakespeare fans and history buffs. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2020]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2020
DD ISBN 9780593165171 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2020
DD ISBN 9780593165188 $76.00
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