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Gothic Shakespeares

Author: John Drakakis; Dale Townshend
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2008.
Series: Accents on Shakespeare.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Looking particularly, though not exclusively, at the rise of gothic fiction in the 18th century, the contributors argue that without Shakespeare as a point of reference the gothic mode in fiction and drama may not have evolved in the way it did.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Drakakis; Dale Townshend
ISBN: 9780415420662 0415420660 9780415420679 0415420679 9780203885741 0203885740
OCLC Number: 231834357
Description: xvii, 243 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction / John Drakakis --
Shakespeare's nocturnal world / Elisabeth Bronfen --
Shakespeare among the Goths / Steven Craig --
Gothic and the ghost of Hamlet / Dale Townshend --
The scene of a crime : fictions of authority in Walpole's 'Gothic Shakespeare' / Sue Chaplin --
In search of Arden : Ann Radcliffe's William Shakespeare / Angela Wright --
Gothic Shakespeare on the romantic stage / Michael Gamer and Robert Miles --
Theatres of blood : Shakespeare and the horror film / Peter Hutchings --
'As one dead' : Romeo and Juliet in the 'twilight' zone / Glennis Byron --
Gothspeare and the origins of cultural studies / Fred Botting and Scott Wilson --
Afterword / Jerrold E. Hogle.
Series Title: Accents on Shakespeare.
Responsibility: edited by John Drakakis and Dale Townshend.
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Considers Shakespeare alongside major Gothic texts and writers - from Horace Walpole, Ann Radcliffe, Matthew Lewis and Mary Shelley, up to and including contemporary Gothic fiction and horror film.  Read more...


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'...[T]he book will most certainly be of use to Shakespearean and eighteenth-century scholars and is well worth the read. Gothic Shakespeares is a pioneering foray into a vast landscape of topics; Read more...

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