Journals Higher Education



Published: 25 April 2013

240 Pages | 21 illus.


ISBN: 9780199987962

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Passing Strange

Shakespeare, Race, and Contemporary America

Ayanna Thompson

  • Productively engages a topic of perennial debate: race and Shakespeare
  • Offers first sustained examination of the relationship between contemporary American constructions of Shakespeare and race
  • Explores the seldom considered ways Shakespeare has infiltrated American popular culture, from films like the screwball comedy Bringing Down the House to DIY performances on Youtube