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Shakespeare and the Question of Culture

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ISBN 13 : 1137051566
Pages : 279 pages
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Download Shakespeare and the Question of Culture PDF Format Full Free by D. Bruster and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-04-30 with total page 279 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The last two decades have witnessed a profound change in the way we receive the literary texts of early modern England. One could call this a move from 'text' to 'culture'. Put briefly, earlier critics tended to focus on literary texts, strictly conceived: plays, poems, prose fictions, essays. Since the mid-1980s, however, it has been just as likely for critics to speak of the 'culture' of early modern England, even when they do so in conjunction with analysis of literary texts. This 'cultural turn' has clearly enriched the way in which we read the texts of early modern England, but the interdisciplinary practices involved have frequently led critics to make claims about materials - and about the 'culture' these materials appear to embody - that exceed those materials' representativeness. Shakespeare and the Question of Culture addresses the central issue of 'culture' in early modern studies through both literary history and disciplinary critique. Douglas Bruster argues that the 'culture' literary critiques investigate through the works of Shakespeare and other writers is largely a literary culture, and he examines what this necessary limitation of the scope of 'cultural studies' means for the discipline of early modern studies.


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Shakespeare and the Question of Culture

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Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
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ISBN 13 : 9780312294397
Pages : 279 pages
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Download Shakespeare and the Question of Culture PDF Format Full Free by D. Bruster and published by Palgrave Macmillan. This book was released on 2003-04-17 with total page 279 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The last two decades have witnessed a profound change in the way we receive the literary texts of early modern England. One could call this a move from 'text' to 'culture'. Put briefly, earlier critics tended to focus on literary texts, strictly conceived: plays, poems, prose fictions, essays. Since the mid-1980s, however, it has been just as likely for critics to speak of the 'culture' of early modern England, even when they do so in conjunction with analysis of literary texts. This 'cultural turn' has clearly enriched the way in which we read the texts of early modern England, but the interdisciplinary practices involved have frequently led critics to make claims about materials - and about the 'culture' these materials appear to embody - that exceed those materials' representativeness. Shakespeare and the Question of Culture addresses the central issue of 'culture' in early modern studies through both literary history and disciplinary critique. Douglas Bruster argues that the 'culture' literary critiques investigate through the works of Shakespeare and other writers is largely a literary culture, and he examines what this necessary limitation of the scope of 'cultural studies' means for the discipline of early modern studies.


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The Shakespeare User

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13 : 3319610155
Pages : 257 pages
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Download The Shakespeare User PDF Format Full Free by Valerie M. Fazel and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-09-26 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This innovative collection explores uses of Shakespeare in a wide variety of 21st century contexts, including business manuals, non-literary scholarship, database aggregation, social media, gaming, and creative criticism. Essays in this volume demonstrate that users’ critical and creative uses of the dramatist’s works position contemporary issues of race, power, identity, and authority in new networks that redefine Shakespeare and reconceptualize the ways in which he is processed in both scholarly and popular culture. While The Shakespeare User contributes to the burgeoning corpus of critical works on digital and Internet Shakespeares, this volume looks beyond the study of Shakespeare artifacts to the system of use and users that constitute the Shakespeare network. This reticular understanding of Shakespeare use expands scholarly forays into non-academic practices, digital discourse communities, and creative critical works manifest via YouTube, Twitter, blogs, databases, websites, and popular fiction.


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Untimely Matter in the Time of Shakespeare

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Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
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ISBN 13 : 0812202201
Pages : 288 pages
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Download Untimely Matter in the Time of Shakespeare PDF Format Full Free by Jonathan Gil Harris and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2010-11-24 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2009 The New Historicism of the 1980s and early 1990s was preoccupied with the fashioning of early modern subjects. But, Jonathan Gil Harris notes, the pronounced tendency now is to engage with objects. From textiles to stage beards to furniture, objects are read by literary critics as closely as literature used to be. For a growing number of Renaissance and Shakespeare scholars, the play is no longer the thing: the thing is the thing. Curiously, the current wave of "thing studies" has largely avoided posing questions of time. How do we understand time through a thing? What is the time of a thing? In Untimely Matter in the Time of Shakespeare, Harris challenges the way in which we conventionally understand physical objects and their relation to history. Turning to Renaissance theories of matter, Harris considers the profound untimeliness of things, focusing particularly on Shakespeare's stage materials. He reveals that many "Renaissance" objects were actually survivals from an older time—the medieval monastic properties that, post-Reformation, were recycled as stage props in the public playhouses, or the old Roman walls of London, still visible in Shakespeare's time. Then, as now, old objects were inherited, recycled, repurposed; they were polytemporal or palimpsested. By treating matter as dynamic and temporally hybrid, Harris addresses objects in their futurity, not just in their encapsulation of the past. Untimely Matter in the Time of Shakespeare is a bold study that puts the matériel—the explosive, world-changing potential—back into a "material culture" that has been too often understood as inert stuff.


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Christian Shakespeare: Question Mark

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Publisher : Vernon Press
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ISBN 13 : 1648895182
Pages : 243 pages
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Download Christian Shakespeare: Question Mark PDF Format Full Free by Michael Scott and published by Vernon Press. This book was released on 2022-08-02 with total page 243 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Christian Shakespeare? The question was put to each contributor to this collection of essays. They received no further guidance about how to understand the question nor how to shape their responses. No particular theoretical approach, no shared definition of the question was required or encouraged. Rather, they were free to join, in whatever way they thought useful, the extensive discourse about the impact that the Christian faith and the religious controversies of Shakespeare’s time had on his poems and plays. The range of responses points not only to openness of Shakespeare’s work to interpretation, but to the seriousness with which the writers reflected on the question and to their careful and sensitive reading of the poems and plays. The heterogeneity of Shakespeare’s world is reflected in the heterogeneity of the essays, each an individual response to the complex question they engage. In the end, what the plays and poems reveal about Shakespeare’s Christianity remains unclear, and that lack of clarity has also contributed to the variety of responses in the collection. All the essays recognize, to some degree or another, that the tension in Shakespeare’s world between old and new, medieval and early modern, Catholic and Protestant, brought uncertainty (and in some cases anxiety) to the minds and hearts of Shakespeare’s contemporaries. But what Shakespeare himself believed, how he responded in his work to the religious turmoil of his time remains uncertain. For some of the contributors Shakespeare’s plays are inescapably indeterminate (even evasive) and open to a multiplicity of possible readings. For others, Shakespeare takes a stand and, through the careful patterning of his plays, speaks more or less unambiguously to the religious and political issues of his time. Together the essays reflect the varied ways in which the question of Shakespeare’s Christianity might be answered.


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Shakespeare and National Culture

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Publisher : Manchester University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780719050510
Pages : 374 pages
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Download Shakespeare and National Culture PDF Format Full Free by John J. Joughin and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 374 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shakespeare continues to feature in the construction and refashioning of national cultures and identities in a variety of forms. Often co-opted to serve nationalism, Shakespeare has also served to contest it in complex and contradictory ways.


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Shakespeare and Youth Culture

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13 : 0230105246
Pages : 249 pages
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Download Shakespeare and Youth Culture PDF Format Full Free by J. Hulbert and published by Springer. This book was released on 2009-12-14 with total page 249 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the appropriation of Shakespeare by youth culture and the expropriation of youth culture in the manufacture and marketing of 'Shakespeare'. Considering the reduction, translation and referencing of the plays and the man, the volume examines the confluence between Shakepop and rock, rap, graphic novels, teen films and pop psychology.


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Shakespeare And Elizabethan Popular Culture

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 1408143623
Pages : 272 pages
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Download Shakespeare And Elizabethan Popular Culture PDF Format Full Free by Neil Rhodes and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2014-05-13 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While much has been written on Shakespeare's debt to the classical tradition, less has been said about his roots in the popular culture of his own time. This is the first book to explore the full range of his debts to Elizabethan popular culture. Topics covered include the mystery plays, festive custom, clowns, romance and popular fiction, folklore and superstition, everyday sayings, and popular songs. These essays show how Shakespeare, throughout his dramatic work, used popular culture. A final chapter, which considers ballads with Shakespearean connections in the seventeenth century, shows how popular culture immediately after his time used Shakespeare.


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William Shakespeare and 21st-Century Culture, Politics, and Leadership

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Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 1839106425
Pages : 288 pages
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Download William Shakespeare and 21st-Century Culture, Politics, and Leadership PDF Format Full Free by Kristin M.S. Bezio and published by Edward Elgar Publishing. This book was released on 2021-04-30 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: William Shakespeare and 21st-Century Culture, Politics, and Leadership examines problems, challenges, and crises in our contemporary world through the lens of William Shakespeare’s plays, one of the best-known, most admired, and often controversial authors of the last half-millennium.


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Shakespeare and Celebrity Cultures

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1000422216
Pages : 200 pages
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Download Shakespeare and Celebrity Cultures PDF Format Full Free by Jennifer Holl and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-07-30 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book argues that Shakespeare and various cultures of celebrity have enjoyed a ceaselessly adaptive, symbiotic relationship since the final decade of the sixteenth century, through which each entity has contributed to the vitality and adaptability of the other. In five chapters, Jennifer Holl explores the early modern culture of theatrical celebrity and its resonances in print and performance, especially in Shakespeare’s interrogations of this emerging phenomenon in sonnets and histories, before moving on to examine the ways that shifting cultures of stage, film, and digital celebrity have perpetually recreated the Shakespeare, or even the #shakespeare, with whom audiences continue to interact. Situated at an intersection of multiple critical conversations, this book will be of great interest to scholars and graduate students of Shakespeare and Shakespearean appropriations, early modern theater, and celebrity studies.


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Shakespeare and Geek Culture

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ISBN 13 : 1350107751
Pages : 336 pages
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Download Shakespeare and Geek Culture PDF Format Full Free by Andrew James Hartley and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2020-10-15 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From fantasy and sci-fi to graphic novels, from boy scouts to board games, from blockbuster films to the cult of theatre, Shakespeare is everywhere in popular culture. Where there is popular culture there are fans and nerds and geeks. The essays in this collection on Shakespeare and Geek Culture take an innovative approach to the study of Shakespeare's cultural presences, situating his works, his image and his brand to locate and explore the nature of that geekiness that, the authors argue, is a vital but unrecognized feature of the world of those who enjoy and are obsessed by Shakespeare, whether they are scholars, film fans, theatre-goers or members of legions of other groupings in which Shakespeare plays his part. Working at the intersections of a wide range of fields – including fan studies and film analysis, cultural studies and fantasy/sci-fi theory – the authors demonstrate how the particularities of the connection between Shakespeare and geek culture generate new insights into the plays, poems and their larger cultural legacy in the 21st century.


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Shakespeare and YouTube

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 1472500288
Pages : 344 pages
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Download Shakespeare and YouTube PDF Format Full Free by Stephen O'Neill and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2014-04-24 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The video-sharing platform YouTube signals exciting opportunities and challenges for Shakespeare studies. As patron, distributor and archive, YouTube occasions new forms of user-generated Shakespeares, yet a reduced Bard too, subject to the distractions of the contemporary networked mediascape. This book identifies the genres of YouTube Shakespeare, interpreting them through theories of remediation and media convergence and as indices of Shakespeare's shifting cultural meanings. Exploring the intersection of YouTube's participatory culture – its invitation to 'Broadcast Yourself' – with its corporate logic, the book argues that YouTube Shakespeare is a site of productive tension between new forms of self-expression and the homogenizing effects of mass culture. Stephen O'Neill unfolds the range of YouTube's Bardic productions to elaborate on their potential as teaching and learning resources. The book importantly argues for a critical media literacy, one that attends to identity constructions and to the politics of race and gender as they emerge through Shakespeare's new media forms. Shakespeare and YouTube will be of interest to students and scholars of Shakespearean drama, poetry and adaptations, as well as to new media studies.


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Culture-blind Shakespeare

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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 1443886327
Pages : 160 pages
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Download Culture-blind Shakespeare PDF Format Full Free by Maryam Beyad and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2015-11-25 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of essays offers a panoramic plethora of responses to Shakespeare by both Western and Eastern critics, indicating that the Bard crosses all nationalities and deserves to be defined as a global writer, which is why he is easily appreciated, manipulated, translated, adapted, and interpreted by everyone everywhere. Divided into three parts, this volume deals with a wide range of issues on culture and multiculturalism, and hammers home the idea that the works of Shakespeare can be not only universally understood, but also fully integrated into other cultures.


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Shakespeare Survey: Volume 64, Shakespeare as Cultural Catalyst

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1316139492
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Download Shakespeare Survey: Volume 64, Shakespeare as Cultural Catalyst PDF Format Full Free by Peter Holland and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2011-10-06 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shakespeare Survey is a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production. Since 1948, Survey has published the best international scholarship in English and many of its essays have become classics of Shakespeare criticism. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays; each also contains a section of reviews of that year's textual and critical studies and of the year's major British performances. The theme for volume 64 is 'Shakespeare as Cultural Catalyst'. The complete set of Survey volumes is also available online at http://www.cambridge.org/online/shakespearesurvey. This fully searchable resource enables users to browse by author, essay and volume, search by play, theme and topic, and save and bookmark their results.


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Shakespeare and the Cultural Colonization of Ireland

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1135905126
Pages : 179 pages
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Download Shakespeare and the Cultural Colonization of Ireland PDF Format Full Free by Robin Bates and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2008-01-11 with total page 179 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focusing on plays (Richard II, Henry V, and Hamlet) which appear prominently in the writing of the Irish nationalist movement of the early twentieth century, this study explores how Irish writers such as Sean O’Casey, Samuel Beckett, W. B. Yeats, G. B. Shaw, James Joyce, and Seamus Heaney resisted English cultural colonization through a combination of reappropriation and critique of Shakespeare's work.


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Shakespeare, Film Studies, and the Visual Cultures of Modernity

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ISBN 13 : 023061373X
Pages : 346 pages
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Download Shakespeare, Film Studies, and the Visual Cultures of Modernity PDF Format Full Free by A. Guneratne and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-04-30 with total page 346 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is the first in-depth cultural history of cinema's polyvalent and often contradictory appropriations of Shakespearean drama and performance traditions. The author argues that these adapatations have helped shape multiple aspects of film, from cinematic style to genre and narrative construction.


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Cultural Shakespeare

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Publisher : Univ of Hertfordshire Press
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ISBN 13 : 9781902806112
Pages : 232 pages
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Download Cultural Shakespeare PDF Format Full Free by Graham Holderness and published by Univ of Hertfordshire Press. This book was released on 2001 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contains essays on Shakespeare published in books and journals between 1985 and 1997.