Shakespeare: From Page to Stage with Jane Smiley
Jane Smiley's "A Thousand Acres" has long been compared to Shakespeare's "King Lear." Jane Smiley and UC Davis Professor Gina Bloom, discuss the different issues presented when staging Shakespeare in contemporary times.
Jane Smiley was born in Los Angeles, California, moved to the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri as an infant, and lived there through grammar school and high school (The John Burroughs School). After getting her Bachelor of Art at Vassar College in 1971, she...