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Serial Shakespeare: An Infinite Variety of Appropriations in American Tv Drama
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Serial Shakespeare: An Infinite Variety of Appropriations in American Tv Drama (Hardback)

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Shakespeare is everywhere in contemporary media culture. This book explores the reasons for this dissemination and reassemblage. Ranging widely over American TV drama, it discusses the use of citations in Westworld and The Wire, demonstrating how they tap into but also transform Shakespeare's preferred themes and concerns. It then examines the presentation of female presidents in shows such as Commander in Chief and House of Cards, revealing how they are modelled on figures of female sovereignty from his plays. Finally, it analyses the specifically Shakespearean dramaturgy of Deadwood and The Americans. Ultimately, the book brings into focus the way serial TV drama appropriates Shakespeare in order to give voice to the unfinished business of the American cultural imaginary. -- .

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: plays & playwrightsShakespeare studies & criticismFilm, TV & DramaFilms, cinemaFilm, TV & DramaTelevisionTelevision scripts & screenplays Publisher: Manchester University Press Publication Date: 23/10/2020 ISBN-13: 9781526142313  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Elisabeth Bronfen is Professor of English and American Studies at the University of Zurich and Global Distinguished Professor at New York University -- .

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