The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Popular Culture
Edited by Robert Shaughnessy
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Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Popular Culture by Robert Shaughnessy
Book DescriptionThis Companion explores the remarkable variety of forms that Shakespeare's life and works have taken over the course of four centuries, ranging from the early modern theatrical marketplace to the age of mass media, and including stage and screen performance, music and the visual arts, the television serial and popular prose fiction. The book asks what happens when Shakespeare is popularized, and when the popular is Shakespeareanized; it queries the factors that determine the definitions of and boundaries between the legitimate and illegitimate, the canonical and the authorized and the subversive, the oppositional, the scandalous and the inane. Leading scholars discuss the ways in which the plays and poems of Shakespeare, as well as Shakespeare himself, have been interpreted and reinvented, adapted and parodied, transposed into other media, and act as a source of inspiration for writers, performers, artists and film-makers worldwide.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521844291
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robert Shaughnessy
Shakespeare and Childhood, Paperback (February 2011)
A 2007 collection of essays on the subject of the relationship between Shakespeare, children and childhood.
Routledge Guide to William Shakespeare, Paperback (December 2010)
William Shakespeare is one of the most widely studied and culturally significant writers of all time, his language interwoven through popular reference and imaginings of the Western canon. This title introduces Shakespeare's life, works, and his plays, considering issues of historical context, performance history, and contemporary criticism.
Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Popular Culture, Paperback (June 2007)
This book offers a collection of essays on Shakespeare's life and works in popular forms and media.
Four Renaissance Comedies, Hardback (November 2003)» View all books by Robert Shaughnessy
An anthology of four Elizabethan and Jacobean comedies in fully modernized and annotated texts, demonstrating the range and variety of English Renaissance comedy. Each play is prefaced by a brief introduction addressing issues of authorship, theatrical provenance and subsequent performance history.
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Author Biography - Robert Shaughnessy
Robert Shaughnessy is Professor of Theatre at the University of Kent.
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