Shakespeare and Appropriation - Accents on Shakespeare (Paperback)
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Shakespeare and Appropriation - Accents on Shakespeare (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 04/11/1999
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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.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415207263
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 14 mm


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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

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