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Published: 05 September 2002

198 Pages | 13 halftones


ISBN: 9780198187066

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Shakespeare and Modern Popular Culture

Douglas Lanier

Oxford Shakespeare Topics

  • Who is the West's biggest cultural icon? Quoted, misquoted, and appropriated in everything from toothpaste ads to song lyrics? As instantly recognizable as Che or the Mona Lisa?
  • Shakespeare's unrivalled significance in the English-speaking world (and beyond) owes as much to popular culture - comics, advertisements, tourism, kitsch - as to the high culture of the serious theatre or the student seminar
  • With an introductory overview and fascinating case-studies, Lanier examines how popular culture has transformed 'Shakespeare', both using and constructing his cultural authority, and profoundly shaping how we view his works and his status

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