The Cambridge companion to Shakespeare and popular culture

Format: Print Book 2007
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PR2880.A1 C36 2007
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  PR2880.A1 C36 2007
 
 
Summary
This Companion explores the remarkable variety of forms that Shakespeare's life and works have taken over the course of four centuries, ranging from the early modern theatrical marketplace to the age of mass media, and including stage and screen performance, music and the visual arts, the television serial and popular prose fiction. The book asks what happens when Shakespeare is popularized, and when the popular is Shakespeareanized; it queries the factors that determine the definitions of and boundaries between the legitimate and illegitimate, the canonical and the authorized and the subversive, the oppositional, the scandalous and the inane. Leading scholars discuss the ways in which the plays and poems of Shakespeare, as well as Shakespeare himself, have been interpreted and reinvented, adapted and parodied, transposed into other media, and act as a source of inspiration for writers, performers, artists and film-makers worldwide.
Contents
From popular entertainment to literature / Diana E. Henderson
Shakespeare abbreviated / Peter Holland
Shakespearean stars : stagings of desire / Barbara Hodgdon
Shakespeare illustrated / Stephen Orgel
Shakespeare : myth and biographical fiction / Douglas Lanier
Narration and staging in Hamlet and its afternovels / Laurie Osborne
Shakespeare serialized : An age of kings / Emma Smith
Musical Shakespeares : attending to Ophelia, Juliet, and Desdemona / Stephen M. Buhler
Shakespeare overheard : performances, adaptations, and citations on radio / Susanne Greenhalgh
Shakespeare on the tourist trail / Nicola J. Watson
Performing Shakespeare in digital culture / W.B. Worthen
Shakespeare's popular face : from the playbill to the poster / Carol Chillington Rutter.

Additional Information
Series Cambridge companions to literature.
Subjects Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Adaptations -- History and criticism.
Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Influence.
Publisher Cambridge ; New York :Cambridge University Press,2007
Contributors Shaughnessy, Robert, 1962- editor.
Language English
Description ix, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780521605809 (pbk.)
0521605806 (pbk.)
9780521844291 (hbk.)
0521844290 (hbk.)
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