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Published: 21 July 2016

240 Pages | 24 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780198735526

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Shakespeare | Cut

Rethinking cutwork in an age of distraction

Bruce R. Smith

  • Based on Bruce R. Smith's Oxford Wells Lectures
  • Presents a wide historical sweep of the subject, from the early modern period to the present day, the woodcut to multimedia stage productions
  • Explores previously unpublished material, most notably examples of William S. Burroughs's 'cut-ups' of Shakespeare
  • Investigates a series of fascinating connections in cutwork across time
  • An innovative perspective on a canonical author and his legacy in the modern, digital age

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