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Description - Shakespeare and the Eighteenth-Century Novel by Kate Rumbold

The eighteenth century has long been acknowledged as a pivotal period in Shakespeare's reception, transforming a playwright requiring 'improvement' into a national poet whose every word was sacred. Scholars have examined the contribution of performances, adaptations, criticism and editing to this process of transformation, but the crucial role of fiction remains overlooked. Shakespeare and the Eighteenth-Century Novel reveals for the first time the prevalence, and the importance, of fictional characters' direct quotations from Shakespeare. Quoting characters ascribe emotional and moral authority to Shakespeare, redeploy his theatricality, and mock banal uses of his words; by shaping in this way what is considered valuable about Shakespeare, the novel accrues new cultural authority of its own. Shakespeare underwrites, and is underwritten by, the eighteenth-century novel, and this book reveals the lasting implications for both of their reputations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781107132405
ISBN-10: 1107132401
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 254
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 8-Mar-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Kate Rumbold

Kate Rumbold is a Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Birmingham. She has published widely on the quotation and reception of Shakespeare, with particular focus on the eighteenth century, and is the co-author, with Kate McLuskie, of Cultural Value in Twenty-First-Century England: The Case of Shakespeare (2014).

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