"The game's afoot"

A Sports Lover's Introduction to Shakespeare
by Cynthia Lewis
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Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers

Publication Date: June 22, 2018

ISBN: 9781476631912

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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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.