Popular Shakespeare: Simulation and Subversion on the Modern Stage by S. Purcell

Popular Shakespeare: Simulation and Subversion on the Modern Stage

byS. Purcell

Hardcover | February 25, 2009

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In recent years, the 'Popular Shakespeare' phenomenon has become ever more pervasive: in fringe productions, mainstream theatre, or the mass media, Shakespeare is increasingly constructed as an authentic part of popular culture. A vivid account of Shakespeare in performance since the 1990s, this book examines what 'Shakespeare' means to us today.

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STEPHEN PURCELL teaches on Shakespeare, theatre history and contemporary performance at Southampton Solent University, UK, where he is joint course leader for the English scheme. He holds a PhD from the University of Kent, where he also taught for four years. He also directs for the open-air theatre company The Pantaloons. 
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Title:Popular Shakespeare: Simulation and Subversion on the Modern StageFormat:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.04 inPublished:February 25, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230577032

ISBN - 13:9780230577039

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Table of Contents

Contents
Preface
Acknowledgements
Personal Narrative I: Ambiguous applause
Popular Shakespeares
Personal Narrative II: Stand-up Shakespeare
Text and Metatext: Shakespeare and Anachronism
Personal Narrative III: Jeffrey Archer: the one that got away
'A Play Extempore': Interpolation, Improvisation, and Unofficial Speech
Personal Narrative IV: A bit sexist
'It's like a Shakespeare play!': Parodic Appropriations of Shakespeare
Personal Narrative V: Blasphemy
Shakespeare's Popular Audience: Reconstructions and Deconstructions
Personal Narrative VI: Alternative endings
Shakespeare, Space, and the 'Popular'
Personal Narrative VII: 'It's the famous bit!': fragments of Romeo and Juliet
Shakespearean 'Samples'
Personal Narrative VIII: Rough magic
Notes
Bibliography
Index