Shakespeare's Shrine: The Bard's Birthplace and the Invention of Stratford-upon-Avon
256 pages | 6 x 9 | 23 illus.
Cloth 2012 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4423-6 | $34.95 | £23.00
A volume in the Haney Foundation Series
"A substantive discussion of the purchase and renovation of Shakespeare’s birthplace and how Victorian values (e.g., regarding authenticity) affected the restoration efforts.”–Library Journal
As the first major study of Shakespeare's Birthplace during the nineteenth century, Shakespeare's Shrine draws on extensive archival research to describe the invention of the Birthplace in the Victorian period, when the site was purchased for the nation, extensively restored, and transformed into a major tourist attraction. Read more . . .