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Studying Shakespeare Adaptation: From Restoration Theatre to YouTube
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Studying Shakespeare Adaptation: From Restoration Theatre to YouTube (Hardback)

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Shakespeare's plays have long been open to reimagining and reinterpretation, from John Fletcher's riposte to The Taming of the Shrew in 1611 to present day spin-offs in a whole range of media, including YouTube videos and Manga comics. This book offers a clear route map through the world of adaptation, selecting examples from film, drama, prose fiction, ballet, the visual arts and poetry, and exploring their respective political and cultural interactions with Shakespeare's plays. 36 specific case studies are discussed, three for each of the 12 plays covered, offering additional guidance for readers new to this important area of Shakespeare studies.

The introduction explains key areas that are subsequently explored through the chapters on individual plays, including: Shakespeare's own adaptive art and its Renaissance context; production and performance as adaptation; generic expectation and transmedial practice, and a brief overview of adaptation theory. Organized chronologically, the chapters cover the most commonly studied plays allowing readers to dip in to read about specific plays or trace how technological developments have fundamentally changed ways in which Shakespeare is experienced. With examples encompassing British, North American, South Asian, Japanese, European, and Middle Eastern adaptations of Shakespeare's plays, the volume offers readers a wealth of insight and examples from different ages, territories and media.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: plays & playwrightsShakespeare studies & criticism Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 17/09/2020 ISBN-13: 9781350068636  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Pamela Bickley and Jenny Stevens have both taught undergraduate Shakespeare courses. They are the co-authors of Essential Shakespeare: The Arden Guide to Text and Interpretation (2013) and Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama: Text and Performance (2016).

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