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Appropriating Shakespeare : a cultural history of Pyramus and Thisbe

Author: Louise Geddes
Publisher: Madison [New Jersey] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; Lanham, Maryland : Copublished by the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., [2017]
Series: Shakespeare and the stage (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Appropriating Shakespeare argues that the vibrant history of Pyramus and Thisbe as an independent text affirms the place of artist as both consumer and producer of Shakespeare. The playlet's four-century history is one that identifies Shakespeare's value as a transformative agent of aesthetic inquiry.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Geddes, Louise.
Appropriating Shakespeare.
Madison : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2016059414
Named Person: William Shakespeare
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Louise Geddes
ISBN: 9781683930457 1683930452
OCLC Number: 979683097
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 145 pages).
Contents: Introduction: "You may do it extempore" --
Performance as appropriation: Bottom, celebrity, and the early modern clown --
"The taste of the present times": challenging parody in the eighteenth century --
"I have a passion for good prose": transmedial Shakespeare in the nineteenth century --
"Know that I, one Ringo the drummer am": mass media and the authenticity of subculture --
As we like it: Pyramus and Thisbe in the twenty-first century --
Epilogue: "It must be your imagination, then."
Series Title: Shakespeare and the stage (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press)
Responsibility: Louise Geddes.

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