Search Type
  • All
  • Subject
  • Title
  • Author
  • Publisher
  • Series Title
Search Title

Download

Witches and Jesuits

Shakespeare's Macbeth

Witches and Jesuits( )
Author: Wills, Garry
ISBN:978-0-19-508879-3
Publication Date:Jan 1995
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $25.00
Book Description:

In his Pulitzer prize-winning 1993 book Lincoln at Gettysburg, Garry Wills showed how the Gettysburg Address revolutionized the conception of modern America. In Witches and Jesuits, Wills again focuses on a single document to open up a window on an entire society. He begins with a simple question: If Macbeth is such a great tragedy, why do performances of it so often fail? After all, the stage history of Macbeth is so riddled with disasters that it has created a legendary curse on the...
More Description

Book Details
Pages:240
Detailed Subjects: Drama / Shakespeare
Literary Criticism / Subjects & Themes / Historical Events
Literary Criticism / Drama
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.75 x 8.62 x 0.929 Inches
Book Weight:0.982 Pounds
Author Biography
Wills, Garry (Author)
Garry Wills, 1934 - Garry Wills was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1934. Wills received a B.A. from St. Louis University in 1957, an M.A. from Xavier University of Cincinnati in 1958, an M.A. (1959) and a Ph.D. (1961) in classics from Yale. Wills was a junior fellow of the Center for Hellenic Studies from 1961-62, an associate professor of classics and adjunct professor of humanities at Johns Hopkins University from 1962-80.

Wills was the first Washington Irving Professor of Modern American History and Literature at Union College, and was also a Regents Professor at the University of California in Santa Barbara, Silliman Seminarist at Yale, Christian Gauss Lecturer at Princeton, W.W. Cook Lecturer at the University of Michigan Law School, Hubert Humphrey Seminarist at Macalester College, Welch Professor of American Studies at Notre Dame University and Henry R. Luce Professor of American Culture and Public Policy at Northwestern University (1980-88). Wills is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and his articles appear frequently in The New York Review of Books.

Wills is the author of "Lincoln at Gettysburg," which won the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction in 1993 and the NEH Presidential Medal, "John Wayne's America," "A Necessary Evil: A History of American Distrust of Government" and "The Kennedy Imprisonment." Other awards received by Wills include the National Book Critics Award, the Merle Curti Award of the organization of American Historians, the Wilbur Cross Medal from Yale Graduate School, the Harold Washington Book Award and the Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting, which was for writing and narrating the 1988 "Frontline" documentary "The Candidates."

030



Featured Books

Madame Bovary
Flaubert, Gustave
Paperback: $22.99
Mrs. Dalloway
Woolf, Virginia
Electronic book text:
Melmoth
Perry, Sarah
Paperback: $16.99

Rate this title:

Select your rating below then click 'submit'.






I do not wish to rate this title.