Spectral Shakespeares : Media Adaptations in the Twenty-First Century, Hardback Book

Spectral Shakespeares : Media Adaptations in the Twenty-First Century Hardback

Part of the Reproducing Shakespeare series


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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 236 pages, XI, 236 p.
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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  • Category: Theatre studies
  • ISBN: 9780230338753

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