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On the eve of retiring from a successful publishing career, Herman Gollob attends a wonderful Broadway production of Hamlet starring Ralph Fiennes. Galvanized by the splendor of the language, the drama and the acting, he discovers an insatiable passion for all things Shakespeare. He reads broadly and deeply about the plays, discusses them with some of the great actors, directors, and teachers of our time, and soon finds himself teaching a popular Shakespeare class at a small New Jersey college.

Gollobs quest leads him to Shakespeares birthplace in Stratford-on-Avon; to the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.; to a summer course on Shakespeare at Oxford; and to Londons recently rebuilt Globe Theatre. As he pursues his glorious new obsession, Gollob reflects on his familys bittersweet history, his encounters with writers, and the emergence of a Jewish identity that inspires some original ideas about Shakespeares plays. Me and Shakespeare is a joyful memoir that attests to the power of literature to re-invigorate our lives at any age.

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On the eve of retiring from a successful publishing career, Herman Gollob attends a wonderful Broadway production of" Hamlet starring Ralph Fiennes. Galvanized by the splendor of the language, the drama and the acting, he discovers an insatiable passion for all things Shakespeare. He reads broadly and deeply about the plays, discusses them with some of the great actors, directors, and teachers of our time, and soon finds himself teaching a popular Shakespeare class at a small New Jersey college.

Gollob's quest leads him to Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-on-Avon; to the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.; to a summer course on Shakespeare at Oxford; and to London's recently rebuilt Globe Theatre. As he pursues his glorious new obsession, Gollob reflects on his family's bittersweet history, his encounters with writers, and the emergence of a Jewish identity that inspires some original ideas about Shakespeare's plays." Me and Shakespeare is a joyful memoir that attests to the power of literature to re-invigorate our lives at any age.

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In this unique memoir, a legendary editor tells how, on the verge of retirement, he developed a passion for the works of Shakespeare and gained new perspectives on his own life.

About the Author

Herman Gollob is a graduate of Texas A&M University. After serving in the U.S. Air Force in Korea, he worked as a theatrical agent for the MCA Artists Agency and a literary agent for the William Morris Agency before finding his calling as an editor with Little, Brown. He has been editor in chief of Atheneum, Harpers Magazine Press, the Literary Guild, and Doubleday, and a senior editor at Simon & Schuster. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with his wife, Barbara, and teaches Shakespeare at the Lifelong Learning Institute of Caldwell College.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385498180
Author:
Gollub, Herman
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Gollob, Herman
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.04x5.22x.73 in. .72 lbs.

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Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Shakespeare » Criticism
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

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Product details 352 pages Anchor Books/Doubleday - English 9780385498180 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , On the eve of retiring from a successful publishing career, Herman Gollob attends a wonderful Broadway production of" Hamlet starring Ralph Fiennes. Galvanized by the splendor of the language, the drama and the acting, he discovers an insatiable passion for all things Shakespeare. He reads broadly and deeply about the plays, discusses them with some of the great actors, directors, and teachers of our time, and soon finds himself teaching a popular Shakespeare class at a small New Jersey college.

Gollob's quest leads him to Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-on-Avon; to the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.; to a summer course on Shakespeare at Oxford; and to London's recently rebuilt Globe Theatre. As he pursues his glorious new obsession, Gollob reflects on his family's bittersweet history, his encounters with writers, and the emergence of a Jewish identity that inspires some original ideas about Shakespeare's plays." Me and Shakespeare is a joyful memoir that attests to the power of literature to re-invigorate our lives at any age.

"Synopsis" by , In this unique memoir, a legendary editor tells how, on the verge of retirement, he developed a passion for the works of Shakespeare and gained new perspectives on his own life.
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