Not Shakespeare: Bardolatry and Burlesque in the Nineteenth Century

Not Shakespeare: Bardolatry and Burlesque in the Nineteenth Century

by Richard W. Schoch

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Overview

Not Shakespeare: Bardolatry and Burlesque in the Nineteenth Century by Richard W. Schoch

Burlesque has been a powerful and enduring weapon in the critique of legitimate Shakespearean culture by a seemingly illegitimate popular culture, particularly in the nineteenth century. This first study of nineteenth-century Shakespeare burlesques explores the paradox that plays obviously not Shakespearean appear to be the most genuinely Shakespearean of all. The book brings together archival research, rare photographs and illustrations, studies of burlesque scripts, and an awareness of theatrical, literary, and cultural contexts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521031523
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/28/2006
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Richard W. Schoch is Lecturer in Drama at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London.

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