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Spectral Shakespeares : media adaptations in the twenty-first century / Maurizio Calbi.

  • Author

    Calbi, Maurizio

  • Date published

    2013

  • Publisher

    New York, New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

  • Subject

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Adaptations History and criticism.

    Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)

    Film adaptations History and criticism

    Television adaptations History and criticism

  • Accession number

    8341071

  • Class

    Reading Room - 72.86/CAL

  • ISBN

    9780230338753

  • Language

    English

  • Physical description

    xii, 236 pages ; 22 cm.

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Spectral Shakespeares is an illuminating exploration of recent, experimental adaptations of Shakespeare on film, TV, and the web. Drawing on adaptation studies and media theory as well as Jacques Derrida's work, this book argues that these adaptations foreground a cluster of self-reflexive "themes" - from incorporation to reiteration, from migration to addiction, from silence to survival - that contribute to the redefinition of adaptation, and Shakespearean adaptation in particular, as an unfinished and interminable process. The "Shakespeare" that emerges from these adaptations is a fragmentary, mediatized, and heterogeneous presence, a spectral Shakespeare that leaves a mark on our contemporary mediascape.