Broadcast your Shakespeare: Continuity and Change across Media

Broadcast your Shakespeare: Continuity and Change across Media

by Stephen O'Neill (Editor)


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This volume of essays contributes to current debates about Shakespeare in new media. It importantly develops the field by providing a comparativist approach to Shakespeare's dynamic media history. Contributors to Broadcast Your Shakespeare address the variety of ways Shakespeare texts have been expressed through different media and continue to be. Writing at the intersection of Shakespeare studies and media studies, these international contributors also consider the role of a particular media in producing Shakespeare's effect on us - as readers, viewers and users. The volume suggests how current analyses of new media Shakespeare have much to learn from older media, and that an awareness both of media specificity and also continuity can enhance Shakespeare pedagogy and research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781474295116
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 12/14/2017
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Stephen O'Neill is a Lecturer in the Department of English, National University of Ireland Maynooth,Ireland. His most recent book is Shakespeare and YouTube: New Media Forms of the Bard (Bloomsbury, 2014).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Note on Procedures and Abbreviations
Note on Contributors

Introduction: '“Sow'd and Scattered”: Shakespeare's Media Ecologies' Stephen O'Neill, Maynooth University, Ireland

Part I: The Politics of Broadcast(ing) Shakespeare
1. 'Broadcasting Censorship: Hollywood's Production Code and A Midsummer Night's Dream' Darlena Ciraulo, University of Central Missouri, USA
2. 'Broadcasting the Bard: Orson Welles, Shakespeare, and War' Robert Sawyer, East Tennessee State University, USA
3. 'This Distracted Globe This Brave New World: Learning from the MIT Global Shakespeares' Twenty-First Century' Diana Henderson, MIT Boston, USA
4. '“Once more to the breach!”: Shakespeare, Wikipedia's Gender Gap, and the Online, Digital Elite' David C. Moberly, University of Minnesota, USA

Part II: Genre and Audience
5. 'Emo Hamlet: Locating Shakespearean Affect in Social Media' Christy Desmet, University of Georgia, USA
6. '“It Is Worth the Listening To”: The Phonograph and the Teaching of Shakespeare in the Early Twentieth-Century America' Joseph Haughey, Northwest Missouri State University, USA
7. 'Juliet, Tumbld: Fan Renovations of Shakespeare's Juliet on Tumblr™', Kirk Hendershott-Kraetzer, Olivet College, USA
8. '“Certain o'er incertainty”: Troilus and Cressida, Ambiguity and the Lewis episode “Generation of Vipers”', Sarah Olive, University of York, UK

Part III: Broadcast the Self: Celebrity and Identity
9. 'Vlogging the Bard: Serialization, Social Media, Shakespeare' Douglas Lanier, University of New Hampshire, USA
10. 'Tweeting Television / Broadcasting the Bard: @HollowCrownFans and Digital Shakespeares', Romano Mullin, Queen's University Belfast, UK
11. '“Somewhere in the World … Someone misquoted Shakespeare. I can sense it": Tom Hiddleston performing the Shakespearean online' Anna Blackwell, DeMontfort University, UK
Afterword: Courtney Lehmann, University of the Pacific, USA


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