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John Andrews
Among Mr. Andrews' recent articles is a piece he co-authored for the New York Times about the Civil War as a Shakespearean tragedy, a study that echoed his October 1990 article about the Lincoln assassination for The Atlantic. He has also addressed these topics in two documentaries, one for NPR, the other for PBS. His whimsical approach to "Our American Cousin" appeared in 1989 in WETA Magazine. For Op-Eds that connect the playwright to current affairs, see Mr. Andrews' remarks about Eliot Spitzer in the Santa Fe New Mexican and about Sarah Palin in the Washington Post. And see James M. Keller's recent interview with Mr. Andrews in Pasatiempo for comments about a January 2014 NT Live presentation of Coriolanus. You might also wish to look at a biography of Mr. Andrews, sample a few of the reviews he's written for the Washington Post and The American Scholar, and look at coverage he's received in periodicals like Time, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times Magazine, and The Washington Post.

Many theater professionals use The Everyman Shakespeare, a 16-volume paperback series that retains significant features of the original printings and includes forewords by prominent actors and directors. They also consult William Shakespeare: His World, His Work, His Influence, Mr. Andrews' 3-volume 1985 Scribners reference set, a collection with contributions by such luminaries as Anthony Burgess, Jonathan Miller, and Sir Peter Ustinov, and its 2001 companion set, Shakespeare's World and Work, designed for teachers and students. Mr. Andrews has assisted BBC Radio 4 with two Any Questions? programs and two lectures in honor of Alistair Cooke. He has presided over more than a dozen of C-SPAN2's weekend Book TV offerings. And he made several appearances in the late William Safire's "On Language" column for the New York Times Magazine. For a sampling of Mr. Andrews' views about the early printings of Shakespeare's poems and plays, see "Site-Reading Shakespeare's Dramatic Scores" and "Textual Deviancy in The Merchant of Venice." For his remarks on thematic issues in key plays, see "Ethical and Theological Questions in Shakespeare's Dramatic Works" and related articles about Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet. Meanwhile, for Mr. Andrews' observations about several actors who have become mainstaiys on the screen, see MPT's Afternoon Tea.