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What blest genius? : the jubilee that made Shakespeare / Andrew McConnell Stott.

Author/Creator:
Stott, Andrew McConnell, 1969- author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2019] , ©2019
Format/Description:
Book
xxii, 249 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Subjects:
Anniversaries.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Anniversaries, etc.
Garrick, David, 1717-1779.
Garrick, David, 1717-1779.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Stratford-upon-Avon (England) -- History -- 18th century.
Summary:
"In September 1769, three thousand people descended on Stratford-Upon-Avon to celebrate the artistic legacy of the town's most famous son, William Shakespeare. Attendees included the rich and powerful, the fashionable and the curious, eligible ladies and fortune hunters, and a horde of journalists and profiteers. For three days, they paraded through garlanded streets, listened to songs and oratorios, and enjoyed masked balls. It was a unique cultural moment-a coronation elevating Shakespeare to the throne of genius. Except it was a disaster. The poorly planned Jubilee imposed an army of Londoners on a backwater hamlet peopled by hostile and superstitious locals, unable and unwilling to meet their demands. Even nature refused to behave. Rain fell in sheets, flooding tents and dampening fireworks, and threatening to wash the whole town away."--Page [2] of cover.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-235) and index.
ISBN:
9780393248654
0393248658
OCLC:
1037809906
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