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The Afterlife of Anne Hathaway: A Conversation with Prof Katherine Scheil
Episode 83rd June 2024 • The History Of European Theatre • Philip Rowe
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For this episode I’m very pleased to welcome Katherine Sheil, Professor of English at the University of Minnesota for the second part of our conversation about Anne Hathaway, based around her book ‘Imagining Shakespeare’s Wife: The Afterlife of Anne Hathaway’.

In this part we went on to talk about the different views of Anne in fiction and non-fiction through the centuries.  The breadth of views are quite astounding and we try to unpick how some of these at lease could have come about.

Katherine is a leading expert on Anne Hathaway and her legacy to history so, following on from the recent episodes about Shakespeare’s ancestry and early life in Stratford and London this was a perfect opportunity to talk to Katherine, and if you have not done so already you should probably listen to all the preceding season six episodes before returning here.

Katherine Scheil is Professor of English at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of several books about Shakespeare, including The Taste of the Town: Shakespearean Comedy and the Early Eighteenth-Century TheatreShakespeare/Adaptation/Modern Drama (with Randall Martin);  She Hath Been Reading: Women and Shakespeare Clubs in America; Imagining Shakespeare’s Wife: The Afterlife of Anne HathawayShakespeare & Biography (with Graham Holderness); and Shakespeare & Stratford. She is finishing a book on the history of women and Stratford-upon-Avon, and a book about Shakespeare and biofiction, called Father Shakespeare. She was one of the co-editors of the recent Annethology: Poems Re-Presenting Anne Shakespeare. Her work on the epitaph of Anne Shakespeare in Holy Trinity Church will be coming out later this year with Cambridge University Press.

Links to Katherine's latest books, available from any bookshop.

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