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Shakespeare in Montana

Big Sky Country’s Love Affair with the World’s Most Famous Writer
By Gretchen E. Minton

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Overview

Tracing more than two centuries of history, Shakespeare in Montana uncovers a vast array of different voices that capture the state’s love affair with the world’s most famous writer. From mountain men, pioneers, and itinerant acting companies in mining camps to women’s clubs at the turn of the twentieth century and the contemporary popularity of Shakespeare in the Parks throughout Montana, the book chronicles the stories of residents across this incredible western state who have been attracted to the words and works of Shakespeare. Minton explores this unique relationship found in the Treasure State and provides considerable insight into the myriad places and times in which Shakespeare’s words have been heard and discussed. By revealing what Shakespeare has meant to the people of Montana, Minton offers us a better understanding of the state’s citizens and history while providing a key perspective on Shakespeare’s enduring global influence.

Contributor Bios
Gretchen E. Minton is a professor in the Department of English at Montana State University. She is also the editor of several books and critical editions, including Timon of Athens and The Revenger’s Tragedy.