Spectacular Shakespeare

Spectacular Shakespeare

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Spectacular Shakespeare includes an introduction, nine essays, and an afterword that all address the spectacle of Shakespeare in recent Hollywood films. The essays approach the Shakespeare-as-star phenomenon from various perspectives, some applauding the popularization of the Bard, others critically questioning the appropriation of Shakespeare in contemporary mass culture.Bill answers aquot;Hamletaquot; and to their questions about its worth adds that it aquot;pretty much beats the heck out of any book ever written, aquot;8 establishing the underlying assumption of the film a€” that Hamlet (as a work by Shakespeare) must be revered.

Title:Spectacular Shakespeare
Author:Courtney Lehmann, Lisa S. Starks
Publisher:Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press - 2002


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