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The Shakespeare requirement

Julie Schumacher

The Shakespeare requirement

by Julie Schumacher

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    The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune keep hitting beleaguered English professor Jason Fitger right between the eyes in this hilarious and eagerly awaited sequel to the cult classic of anhedonic academe, the Thurber Prize-winning Dear Committee Members . Once more into the breach ... Now is the fall of his discontent, as Jason Fitger, newly appointed chair of the English Department of Payne University, takes arms against a sea of troubles, personal and institutional. His ex-wife is sleeping with the dean who must approve whatever modest initiatives he undertakes. The fearsome department secretary Fran clearly runs the show (when not taking in rescue parrots and dogs) and holds plenty of secrets she"s not sharing. The lavishly funded Econ Department keeps siphoning off English"s meager resources and has taken aim at its remaining office space. And Fitger"s attempt to get a mossbacked and antediluvian Shakespeare scholar to retire backfires spectacularly when the press concludes that the Bard is being kicked to the curricular curb. Lord, what fools these mortals be! Julie Schumacher proves the point and makes the most of it in this delicious romp of satire.

    Edition Notes

    StatementJulie Schumacher
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3569.C5548 S53 2018
    The Physical Object
    Pagination308 pages
    Number of Pages308
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26963161M
    ISBN 100385542348
    ISBN 109780385542340
    LC Control Number2017051695
    OCLC/WorldCa1012635976

      Review: 'The Shakespeare Requirement,' by Julie Schumacher FICTION: In Julie Schumacher's hilarious sequel to "Dear Committee Members," the English Department at Payne U . The Shakespeare Requirement (Book): Schumacher, Julie: The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune keep hitting beleaguered English professor Jason Fitger right between the eyes in this hilarious and eagerly awaited sequel to the cult classic of anhedonic academe, the Thurber Prize-winning Dear Committee Members. Once more into the breach.

    Schumacher’s humor can be broad—a centenary celebration is called “One Hundred Years of Payne”—but the book has more laugh-out-loud lines than most novels, and she wields cutting remarks that are as sharp as ever. The Shakespeare Requirement is a . The Shakespeare Requirement: A Novel (Hardcover) By Julie Schumacher. $ was published by Soho Press in and was an ALA Notable Book of the Year and a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Minnesota Book Award. The Shakespeare Requirement is a bitter delight.

      The Shakespeare Requirement (Book): Schumacher, Julie: Jason Fitger, newly appointed chair of the English Department of Payne University, battles personal issues, intra-department politics, incursions from the Economics Department, and a Shakespeare scholar unwilling to retire. Get this from a library! The Shakespeare requirement. [Julie Schumacher] -- The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune keep hitting beleaguered English professor Jason Fitger right between the eyes in this hilarious and eagerly awaited sequel to the cult classic of.


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Julie Schumacher’s The Shakespeare Requirement is a hilarious, heartfelt satire of academic life. Her first novel with these characters, Dear Committee Members, won a much-deserved Thurber Prize. In that novel, Fitzger struggles with a difficult year as he tries to save his marriage, help his students, and try to keep the English department afloat/5().

A funny, light academic comedy, The Shakespeare Requirement is a sequel to Schumachers hilarious epistolary novel Dear Committee Members, and I must agree with several of my Goodreads friends that it pales in comparison. Dear Committee Members was inspired; The Shakespeare Requirement, although humorous, is not/5.

—The National Book Review "[A] rollicking novel." —Seattle Times 'Hilarious Will keep you giggling until the very last page." —HelloGiggles "The Shakespeare Requirement is bold, biting, and just the right amount of absurd." —Bustle "[A] wicked satire of the /5(). Like the best campus comedies, The Shakespeare Requirement satirizes all manner of academic pieties while maintaining a soft spot for the embattled humanist There’s something to be said for the subtle humor tinged with pathos that hums through Schumacher’s book.”.

School won’t start for The Shakespeare requirement book month, but Fitger is now back in a sequel called “The Shakespeare Requirement,” which gave me a chance to call. The Shakespeare Requirement by Julie Schumacher available in Hardcover onalso read synopsis and reviews.

One of The Washington Post's 50 Most Notable Works of Fiction in The slings and arrows of. The Shakespeare Requirement Purchase this book: The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune keep hitting beleaguered English professor Jason Fitger right between the eyes in this hilarious and eagerly awaited sequel to the cult classic of anhedonic academe.

The Shakespeare Requirement imagines the work of teaching with compassion and urgency." —The New Yorker "A brutally funny jeremiad about the waning prestige of the humanities The novel's laughter drowns out its howl of despair A daffy little drama." —The Wall Street Journal.

“The Shakespeare Requirement,” like “Straight Man,” sublimates Professor Stoner by using his gentle shade as fuel for humor; the book leans into Fitger’s haplessness. Julie Schumacher’s new book is called The Shakespeare Requirement. In it, Fitger is the newly appointed chair of the Department of English, and the crankiness, disillusionment, and futility are now—at least partially—focused on what his university is trying to do to Shakespeare.

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—The National Book Review "[A] rollicking novel." —Seattle Times 'Hilarious Will keep you giggling until the very last page." —HelloGiggles "The Shakespeare Requirement is bold, biting, and just the right amount of absurd." —Bustle "[A] wicked satire of the.

The Shakespeare Requirement. Schumacher’s hilarious latest (after the Thurber Prize–winning Dear Committee Members) follows bumbling, dentally challenged Jason Fitger, the reluctant head of the English department at Payne University.

Fortunately, Julie Schumacher’s new novel The Shakespeare Requirement takes the collapse of American humanities as its premise Schumacher makes the protagonist of both books deeply unlikeable and somehow, in his shabby way, the hero.

But this new novel does some slightly different things than the last 3/4(12). The Shakespeare Requirement. book reviews. Home; An Honest Woman; Events; Book Reviews; Writing; Ruminating; Ranting; Contact; The Shakespeare Requirement.

Home; An Honest Woman; Events; Book Reviews; Writing; Ruminating; Ranting; Contact; Julie Schumacher brings back Jason Fitger, the hapless academic hero of Dear Committee Members. Now Fitger. The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls Black Box The Book of One Hundred Truths The Chain Letter Grass Angel Doodling for Academics: A Coloring and Activity Book This is a work of fiction.

Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of 4/5(32). Write your own review of The Shakespeare Requirement by Julie Schumacher, read other people's reviews and browse book information about from The Shakespeare Requirement. Like the best campus comedies, The Shakespeare Requirement satirizes all manner of academic pieties while maintaining a soft spot for the embattled humanist There's something to be said for the subtle humor tinged with pathos that hums through Schumacher's book.".

Julie Schumacher grew up in Wilmington, Delaware, and graduated from Oberlin College and Cornell first novel, The Body Is Water, was published by Soho Press in and was an ALA Notable Book of the Year and a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Minnesota Book other books include the novel Dear Committee Members, a short story collection, An.

Beleaguered English professor Jason Fitger, the unlucky protagonist of the Thurber Prize–winning novel Dear Committee Members (), returns to Payne University to fight another day.

Schumacher (English/The Univ. of Minnesota; An Explanation for Chaos,etc.) abandons the epistolary style of her previous novel for a straight narrative but retains all of its acid satire in a sequel. Book Review: "The Shakespeare Requirement" by Julie Schumacher Jason Fitger, the beleaguered English professor who was the protagonist of Julie Schumacher's very funny Dear Committee Members, takes us on a return trip to Payne University in Schumacher's new book, The Shakespeare Requirement.The Shakespeare Requirement, like Straight Man, sublimates Professor Stoner by using his gentle shade as fuel for humor; the book leans into Fitger’s haplessness but remains attuned to his essential nobility In The Shakespeare Requirement, Schumacher blends satire with righteousness; she seeks to circle collegiate wagons against external threats to the liberal arts."[A] wickedly smart, socially keen campus novel." —The National Book Review "[A] rollicking novel." —Seattle Times 'Hilarious Will keep you giggling until the very last page." —HelloGiggles "The Shakespeare Requirement is bold, biting, and just the right amount of absurd.".