Shakespeare’s Hobby-Horse and Early Modern Popular Culture

Shakespeare’s Hobby-Horse and Early Modern Popular Culture

Author: Natália Pikli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000431612

Category: Drama

Page: 286

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This book explores the ways in which the early modern hobby-horse featured in different productions of popular culture between the 1580s and 1630s. Natália Pikli approaches this study with a thorough and interdisciplinary examination of hobby-horse references, with commentary on the polysemous uses of the word, offers an informative background to reconsider well-known texts by Shakespeare and others, and provides an overview on the workings of cultural memory regarding popular culture in early modern England. The book will appeal to those with interest in early modern drama and theatre, dramaturgy, popular culture, cultural memory, and iconography.

Shakespeare's Hobby-Horse and Early Modern Popular Culture

Shakespeare's Hobby-Horse and Early Modern Popular Culture

Author: Natália Pikli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1003054234

Category: Art

Page: 272

View: 204

"This book explores the ways in which the early modern hobby-horse featured in different productions of popular culture between 1580s-1630s. Natâalia Pikli approaches this study with a thorough and interdisciplinary examination of hobby-horse references, with commentary on the polysemous uses of the word, offers an informative background to reconsider well-known texts by Shakespeare and others, and provides an overview on the workings of cultural memory regarding popular culture in early modern England. The book will appeal to those with interest in early modern drama and theatre, dramaturgy, popular culture, cultural memory, and iconography"--

Early Modern Communi(cati)ons

Early Modern Communi(cati)ons

Author: Kinga Földváry

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443846455

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 350

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As suggested by the title Early Modern Communi(cati)ons, the volume demonstrates that the connections and common points of reference within early modern studies bind Elizabethan and Jacobean cultural studies and Shakespearean investigations together in an unexpected number of ways, and this diversity of ties has been used as the main theme around which the thirteen essays have been organised. While the first group of essays deals with early modern culture, presenting the socio-historical context necessary for any in-depth literary investigation, as exemplified through analyses of outstanding literary achievements from the period, the second part of the volume focuses on the oeuvre of the most famous representative of the age, William Shakespeare, with individual chapters creating a tangible continuum, moving from the cultural and literary context that informs his works, to their interpretation in present-day performances and their theoretical backgrounds. In the same way as the volume comprises writings on a diverse but still coherent range of topics, the authorial team is equally representative of diversity and continuity at the same time. The authors include several senior scholars working in the Hungarian academic community, representing all significant research centres in the field from all over the country. A number of essays have been contributed by promising young talents as well.

The Popular Culture of Shakespeare, Spenser and Jonson

The Popular Culture of Shakespeare, Spenser and Jonson

Author: Mary Ellen Lamb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134441105

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 324

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Breaking new ground by considering productions of popular culture from above, rather than from below, this book draws on theorists of cultural studies, such as Pierre Bourdieu, Roger Chartier and John Fiske to synthesize work from disparate fields and present new readings of well-known literary works. Using the literature of Shakespeare, Spenser and Jonson, Mary Ellen Lamb investigates the social narratives of several social groups – an urban, middling group; an elite at the court of James; and an aristocratic faction from the countryside. She states that under the pressure of increasing economic stratification, these social fractions created cultural identities to distinguish themselves from each other – particularly from lower status groups. Focusing on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream and Merry Wives of Windsor, Spenser's Faerie Queene, and Jonson's Masque of Oberon, she explores the ways in which early modern literature formed a particularly productive site of contest for deep social changes, and how these changes in turn, played a large role in shaping some of the most well-known works of the period.

Shakespeare--made in Canada

Shakespeare--made in Canada

Author: Judith Nasby

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105122859858

Category: Arts, Canadian

Page: 149

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The Macdonald Stewart Art Centre's exhibition explores contemporary Canadian adaptations in theatre, pop media, and visual arts in a demonstration of the Shakespeare effect in Canadian culture. It brings together for the first time hundreds of rare artifacts, including the Canadian-owned Sanders portrait, contemporary Canadian theatre designs, Shakespeare in French Canada, contemporary Aboriginal adaptations of Shakespeare, new portraiture, an innovative learning commons for youth, as well as new and archival material from the Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare Project, the L. W. Conolly Theatre Archives (University of Guelph), and the Stratford Festival of Canada.

Shakespeares After Shakespeare

Shakespeares After Shakespeare

Author: Richard Burt

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105128338964

Category: Popular culture

Page: 862

View: 839

Although he wrote 400 years ago, Shakespeare's plays continue to be performed by directors and actors interpreting his material for contemporary audiences. This encyclopaedia chronicles the lasting influence of Shakespeare on popular culture. It includes sections on types of media to which Shakespeare has been adapted, with an overview essay. Although he wrote 400 years ago, Shakespeare's plays continue to be performed by directors and actors interpreting his material for contemporary audiences. He also continues to leave his mark on films, comic books, television shows, and popular culture, as modern creative artists adapt and refashion his works. With special emphasis on the last hundred years, this encyclopedia chronicles the lasting influence of Shakespeare on popular culture. It includes broad sections on types of media to which Shakespeare has been adapted, each beginning with an overview essay, followed by sections on individual plays. These present chronologically arranged entries on adaptations. In addition, the work offers stage histories, biographies of actors and directors, and other valuable information. Actors, directors and writers featured include Kenneth Branagh, Ralph Fiennes, John Gielgud, Laurence Olivier, Vanessa Redgrave, Orson Welles, John Barrymore, Peter Brook, Bertolt Brecht, Henry Irving, and Joseph Papp. The encyclopedia also provides entries on the presence of Shakespeare in films, TV series, and books, including "The Avengers", "Alley Oop", "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "Classics Illustrated", "Dombey and Son", "Forbidden Planet", "Get Over It", "The Lion King", "A Plague of Angels", "Superman", "Tombstone", and "Ulysses". It closes with a selected, general bibliography and an extensive index.

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

Author: Michael Dobson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015056179131

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 584

View: 375

"A truly fun, accessible, and contextually rich companion to the vast world and work of Shakespeare. Spanning the historical and contemporary, and the literary and dramatic, this authoritative and illustrative 3,000-entry compendium is well constructed, solidly cross-referenced, and above all, delightful and interesting reading."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2002.