Shakespeare and Youth Culture

Shakespeare and Youth Culture

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This book explores the appropriation of Shakespeare by youth culture and the expropriation of youth culture in the manufacture and marketing of 'Shakespeare'. Considering the reduction, translation and referencing of the plays and the man, the volume examines the confluence between Shakepop and rock, rap, graphic novels, teen films and pop psychology.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 249 pages
  • 140 x 214 x 20mm | 340.19g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2006 ed.
  • XI, 249 p.
  • 0230623077
  • 9780230623071
  • 2,070,101

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' Shakespeare and Youth Culture provides fascinating analysis of the interplay between the Bard's works and a wide array of cultural artifacts, film, rock music, hip hop, toys, comics, graphic novels, pop psychology, that constitute Shakespeare's 'after-life' in post-modern culture. Its perceptive examination of Shakespeare's influence on youth culture and youth culture's role in the current construction of Shakespeare's plays makes it mandatory reading for high school and college educators, cultural critics, and anyone with an interest in Shakespeare's impact on contemporary culture.' - Lisa McDonnell, Denison University, USAshow more

About Jennifer Hulbert

KEVIN J. WETMORE is Assistant Professor of Theatre, California State University, USA.JENNIFER HULBERT is recipient of the Provost's Young Scholar Grant at Denison University, USAROBERT L. YORK is Assistant Professor of English, Ivy Tech State College, USA.show more

Table of contents

Nobody Outcrazies Ophelia!: Reducing, Translating, and Referencing Shakespeare for Youth Smells Like Teen Shakespirit, or The Shakespearean Films of Julia Stiles Are You Shakesperienced? Rock and Roll and the Production of Shakespeare Big Willie Style: Hip Hop and Being Down with the Bard "Adolescence, Thy Name is Ophelia": The Ophelia-ization of the Contemporary Teenage Girl This Bard's for Youshow more

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' Shakespeare and Youth Culture provides fascinating analysis of the interplay between the Bard's works and a wide array of cultural artifacts, film, rock music, hip hop, toys, comics, graphic novels, pop psychology, that constitute Shakespeare's 'after-life' in post-modern culture. Its perceptive examination of Shakespeare's influence on youth culture and youth culture's role in the current construction of Shakespeare's plays makes it mandatory reading for high school and college educators, cultural critics, and anyone with an interest in Shakespeare's impact on contemporary culture.' - Lisa McDonnell, Denison University, USAshow more

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