"the Game's Afoot" (Paperback)

A Sports Lover's Introduction to Shakespeare

By Cynthia Lewis

McFarland & Company, 9781476670065, 223pp.

Publication Date: June 7, 2018

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Description

Like the age-old feud between the Montagues and Capulets in Romeo and Juliet, the enduring rivalry between the Boston Celtics and the LA Lakers makes for great drama. Macbeth's career began with promise but ended in ruin--not unlike Pete Rose's. Twelfth Night's Viola's disguise as a boy to enter into a man's world is echoed in Babe Didrikson Zaharias' challenge to the pro golf patriarchy when she competed in the Los Angeles Open. Exploring parallels between Shakespeare's plays and famous events in the world of sports, this book introduces seven of the best-known plays to the sports enthusiast and offers a fresh perspective to Shakespeare devotees.


About the Author

Cynthia Lewis is Charles A. Dana Professor of English at Davidson College in North Carolina. She regularly publishes literary criticism on Shakespeare and his contemporaries and is a recognized literary journalist.