Extramural Shakespeare by D. AlbaneseExtramural Shakespeare by D. Albanese

Extramural Shakespeare

byD. Albanese

Hardcover | October 18, 2010

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This study argues that Shakespeare can now be understood as part of public culture. Thanks to the emergence of mass education in the twentieth century, Albanese argues that Shakespeare has become a shared property, despite the depiction of his texts as 'elite' cultural objects in the film industry.
DENISE ALBANESE is Associate Professor of English and Cultural Studies at George Mason University, USA.
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Title:Extramural ShakespeareFormat:HardcoverDimensions:181 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.5 inPublished:October 18, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230105130

ISBN - 13:9780230105133

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Shakespeare in Public Reframing Shakespeare for the Millennium: American Culture, 'Elites,' The Academy - and Beyond Pacino's Cliffs Notes: Looking for Richard's 'Public' Shakespeare Shakespeare Goes to School The Shakespeare Film, the Market, and the Americanization of Culture Social Dreaming and Making Shakespeare Matter

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“Extramural Shakespeare makes a powerful case that Shakespeare no longer belongs only to cultural elites, but also to the public and to public culture. Probing Shakespeare's uses in primary and secondary schools, in the movies, in prisons, and elsewhere, Albanese reclaims the progressive possibilities of engagement with his works. Smart, politically engaged, and thoroughly up-to-date, Extramural Shakespeare is a fascinating examination of Shakespeare's place in contemporary culture.”--Jean E. Howard, George Delacorte Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University