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Alden T. Vaughan, Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University, New York City, and Virginia Mason Vaughan, Professor of English at Clark University, Worcester, MA
Alden T. Vaughan, Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University, has published widely on England's American colonies in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, especially on their racial perceptions and policies. His most recent historical book is Transatlantic Encounters: American Indians in Britain, 1500-1776 (2006). Earlier titles include New England Frontier: Puritans and Indians, 1620-1675 (1965, 3rd edn. 1995); American Genesis: Captain John Smith and the Founding of Virginia (1975); Puritans Among
the Indians: Accounts of Captivity and Redemption, 1676-1724 (1981), coedited with Edward W. Clark; and a collection of his own essays, Roots of American Racism (1995).
Virginia Mason Vaughan, Professor of English and former Chair of the English Department at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, has published essays on Shakespeare's history plays and three books on Shakespeare's Othello: the annotated bibliography in the Garland Shakespeare series, compiled with Margaret Lael Mikesell (1990); an anthology, Othello: New Perspectives, coedited with Kent Cartwright; and Othello: A Contextual History (1994). Among her more recent work are a study of early modern blackface performances, Performing Blackness on English Stages, 1500-1800 (2005), and The Tempest in
Manchester University Press's 'Shakespeare in Performance' series (2011).
The Vaughans are the coauthors of Shakespeare's Caliban: A Cultural History (1991), and the coeditors of Critical Essays on Shakespeare's The Tempest (1998) and The Tempest in the Third Arden Series (1999, rev. ed. 2011).
"Shakespeare in America is a compelling and valuable introduction to a fascinating topic." - Jackie Watson, English
"interesting and beautifully written." - M.S. Stephenson, Choice
"In this book the authors have narrated a simple although engaging story." - Kim C. Sturgess, Comparative Drama
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A Note on Texts
1: American Beginnings
2: Making Shakespeare American
3: Shakespeare and American Expansion
4: Multicultural Shakespeare
5: Professional Shakespeare and Its Discontents
6: Popular Shakespeare
7: American Shakespeare Today