Episode: Shakespeare Becomes American
Listen now to "Shakespeare Becomes American," an episode of Shakespeare in American Life.
“Shakespeare Becomes American” is one of three episodes of Shakespeare in American Life, a radio documentary produced by Richard Paul and narrated by Sam Waterston, airing on Public Radio International (PRI) stations beginning in April 2007. Shakespeare in American Life is an NEH-supported Folger Shakespeare Library production.
From the show:
"From the very beginning, America has sought to make Shakespeare an honorary citizen. Whether we’ve done that or not, one thing is clear—and that is that on the stage, within the realm of performance, Americans have certainly made Shakespeare our own, bringing to the performance of Shakespeare American passion, American language, and American innovation. A look at how, in performance, Shakespeare becomes American..."