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.
• 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.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Series:||Accents on Shakespeare Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)|
|Lexile:||1460L (what's this?)|
About the Author
Christy Desmet is Associate professor of English at the University of Georgia, and the author of Reading Shakespeare's Characters: Rhetroric, Ethics and Identity (University of Massachusetts Press, 1992). Robert Sawyer is Visiting Associate Professor of English at the University of Georgia.