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Shakespeare and Appropriation : Accents on Shakespeare - Christy Desmet

Shakespeare and Appropriation

Accents on Shakespeare

By: Christy Desmet (Editor), Robert Sawyer (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st December 1999
ISBN: 9780415207263
Number Of Pages: 256

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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.
The essays:
* 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.

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""Shakespeare and Appropriation should be essential reading for anyone interested in the current state of Shakespeare studies in North America and the United Kingdom. [T]his volume epitomizes some of the most sophisticated and influential thinking that is currently being done about Shakespeare in scholarly circles. [I]n conception, design, and execution, Desmet and Sawyer's volume is a profoundly satisfying work, richly deserving of a wide and appreciative readership. Itself an act of sophisticated and innovative Shakespearean appropriation, this volume sets a very high standard of achievement for future scholars in its field." -South Atlantic Review

List of illustrations
List of contributors
General editor's preface
Appropriation in Theory
Alas, Poor Shakespeare! I Knew Him
Entry on Q
Romancing the Bard
Moor or Less?: The Surveillance of Othello , Calcutta 1848
Appropriation in Practice
Remembering King Lear in Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres
Signifyin' on The Tempest in Gloria Naylor's
Accommodating the Virago: Nineteenth-Century Representations of Lady Macbeth
The Shakespeareanization of Robert Browning
The Displaced Body of Desire: Sexuality in Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet
Disney Cites Shakespeare: The Limits of Appropriation
Afterword: The Incredible Shrinking BardGary Taylor Further Reading
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ISBN: 9780415207263
ISBN-10: 0415207266
Series: Accents on Shakespeare
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st December 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1

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