Shakespearean Echoes by Adam Hansen
(Palgrave Shakespeare Studies)

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Shakespearean Echoes assembles a global cast of established and emerging scholars to explore new connections between Shakespeare and contemporary culture, reflecting the complexities and conflicts of Shakespeare's current international afterlife. Shakespearean echoes appear in diverse genres and cultural forms, from pop music of the seventies through the writing of Toni Morrison, to the book and film of Let the Right One In. Chapters deal with digital Shakespeare, Shakespeare on the web, and the powerful echoes of Shakespeare to be found in such seemingly unrelated texts as the television program Lost, sports broadcasts, and Game of Thrones. Within those discussions certain Shakespearean texts (such as Othello or Romeo and Juliet) recur; likewise certain modes of popular culture (such as science fiction) reappear. The collection helps readers navigate the diversity of Shakespeare's legacy.
 

About Adam Hansen

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Adam Hansen is Senior Lecturer in English at Northumbria University (UK). He has published widely on Shakespeare in relation to early modern and contemporary cultures, including his 2010 monograph, Shakespeare and Popular Music.Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. is Professor and Chair of Theatre Arts at Loyola Marymount University (USA). He has published on numerous topics in Theatre and Cinema and is the co-author of Shakespeare and Youth Culture and the editor of Revenge Drama in European Renaissance and Japanese Theatre.
 
Published May 7, 2015 by Palgrave Macmillan. 232 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction