Shakespeare and Appropriation


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.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Ivo Kamps
  • Terence Hawkes
  • Laurie E. Osborne
  • Sudipto Chatterjee
  • Jyotsna G. Singh
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 1999


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