Shakespeare and Appropriation

1st Edition

Christy Desmet, Robert Sawyer

Routledge
Published November 4, 1999
Reference - 256 Pages
ISBN 9780415207263 - CAT# RU19409
Series: Accents on Shakespeare

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Summary

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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