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Shakespeare and Appropriation (Accents on Shakespeare)

Shakespeare and Appropriation (Accents on Shakespeare)
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780415207263
ISBN 10: 415207266
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 1999-12-18
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
List Price: $40.95

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.