Shakespeare And Appropriation / Edition 1

Shakespeare And Appropriation / Edition 1

by Christy Desmet
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415207266

ISBN-13: 9780415207263

Pub. Date: 11/04/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The vitality of our culture is still often measured by the status Shakespeare has within it. Contemporary readers and writers continue to exploit Shakespeare's cultural afterlife in a vivid and creative way. This fascinating collection of original essays shows how writers' efforts to imitate, contradict, compete with, and reproduce Shakespeare keep him in the

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The vitality of our culture is still often measured by the status Shakespeare has within it. Contemporary readers and writers continue to exploit Shakespeare's cultural afterlife in a vivid and creative way. This fascinating collection of original essays shows how writers' efforts to imitate, contradict, compete with, and reproduce Shakespeare keep him in the cultural conversation.
The essays:

• analyze the methods and motives of Shakespearean appropriation

• investigate theoretically the return of the repressed author in discussions of Shakespeare's cultural function

• put into dialogue theoretical and literary responses to Shakespeare's cultural authority

• analyze works ranging from nineteenth century to the present, and genres ranging from poetry and the novel to Disney movies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415207263
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/04/1999
Series:
Accents on Shakespeare Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of contributors
General editor's preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. 1Appropriation in theory
1Alas, poor Shakespeare! I knew him well15
2Entry on Q33
3Romancing the Bard47
4Moor or less? The surveillance of Othello, Calcutta 184865
Pt. 2Appropriation in practice
5Remembering King Lear in Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres85
6Signifyin' on The Tempest in Gloria Naylor's Mama Day103
7Accommodating the virago: Nineteenth-century representations of Lady Macbeth119
8The Shakespeareanization of Robert Browning142
9The displaced body of desire: Sexuality in Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet160
10Disney cites Shakespeare: The limits of appropriation179
11Afterword: The incredible shrinking Bard197
Further reading206
References211
Index228

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