The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

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Edinburgh University Press, 2011 - Literary Criticism - 588 pages
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A substantial reference work that supersedes existing studies, the Companion, explores the place of Shakespeare in relation to a wide range of artistic practices and activities, past and present. The 'arts' are defined broadly as cultural processes that take in publishing, exhibiting, performing, reconstructing and disseminating. The 30 newly commissioned chapters are divided into 6 sections: Shakespeare and the Book; Shakespeare and Music; Shakespeare on Stage and in Performance; Shakespeare and Youth Culture; Shakespeare, Visual and Material Culture; and Shakespeare, Media and Culture. Each chapter provides both a synthesis and a discussion of a topic, informed by current thinking and theoretical reflection. Key Features* Addresses Shakespeare in terms of a global frame of reference* Chapters consider chronology and overview, critical history and analysis* Responds to a growing critical and pedagogical interest in the relations between Shakespeare, the arts, film, performance and mass media more generally.

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Mark Thornton Burnett is Professor of Renaissance Studies at the Queen's University, Belfast.

Adrian Streete is Senior Lecturer at the Queen's University Belfast.

Ramona Wray is Lecturer in English at the Queen's University Belfast.

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