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Extramural Shakespeare : Reproducing Shakespeare: New Studies in Adaptation and Appropriation - Denise Albanese

Extramural Shakespeare

Reproducing Shakespeare: New Studies in Adaptation and Appropriation

Hardcover Published: 18th October 2010
ISBN: 9780230105133
Number Of Pages: 181

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Extramural Shakespeare makes a bold contribution to the recent debates about Shakespeare’s place in American culture in the new millennium. Informed by cultural studies discussions about elite and mass culture and drawing upon the unique, transdisciplinary methods associated with that field, this study argues that Shakespeare should be considered instead as public culture. Denise Albanese argues that due to the emergence of mass education in the twentieth century, Shakespeare has become public property, even though official discourse and film treat his texts as if they belong to elites.  Extramural Shakespeare demonstrates that reading Shakespeare dialectically attends to the hopes for a better world his texts might still represent. 

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" Extramural Shakespeare makes a powerful case that Shakespeare no longer belongs only to cultural elites, but also to the public and to public culture. Probing Shakespeare's uses in primary and secondary schools, in the movies, in prisons, and elsewhere, Albanese reclaims the progressive possibilities of engagement with his works. Smart, politically engaged, and thoroughly up-to-date, Extramural Shakespeare is a fascinating examination of Shakespeare's place in contemporary culture." - Jean E. Howard, George Delacorte Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University

List of Illustrationsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: Shakespeare in Publicp. 1
Reframing Shakespeare for the Millennium: American Culture, "Elites," the Academy-and Beyondp. 11
Pacino's Cliffs Notes: Looking for Richard's "Public" Shakespearep. 39
Shakespeare Goes to Schoolp. 67
The Shakespeare Film, the Market, and the Americanization of Culturep. 95
Social Dreaming and Making Shakespeare Matterp. 119
Notesp. 145
Works Citedp. 165
Indexp. 175
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ISBN: 9780230105133
ISBN-10: 0230105130
Series: Reproducing Shakespeare: New Studies in Adaptation and Appropriation
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 181
Published: 18th October 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.08 x 13.97  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1