Shakespearean Allusion in Crime Fiction: DCI Shakespeare

Shakespearean Allusion in Crime Fiction: DCI Shakespeare

by Lisa Hopkins

Hardcover(1st ed. 2016)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137538741
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 05/23/2016
Series: Palgrave Shakespeare Studies
Edition description: 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Lisa Hopkins is Professor of English at Sheffield Hallam University, UK, and co-editor of Shakespeare, the journal of the British Shakespeare Society. She has published widely on Shakespeare, Marlowe and Ford.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.- Introduction.- 1. Wild Justice: Mercy, Revenge and the Detective.- 2. Who Owns the Wood? Appropriating A Midsummer Night’s Dream.- 3. Border Patrol: Shakespearean Allusions and Social and National Identities.- 4. Stealing Shakespeare: Detective Fiction and Cultural Value.- Conclusion.- Notes.- Bibliography.- Index.

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“I see the book becoming – in addition to a fine read in its own right – an excellent source for scholars interested in pursuing some of the larger ideas Professor Hopkins raises, particularly those touching on how crime fiction navigates Shakespeare's cultural value. The prose is clear and fluid. A much-needed book.” (Andrew Hartley, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA)

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